Gold, silver, precious and semi-precious, all types of jewelry items require extra care during the cold season of winter. The lack of moisture, snow, chilled water and even the rough clothes of winter can greatly damage delicate ornaments. Taking care of your jewelry is necessary all year round, but winter can particularly wreak special havoc on your collection.
Take note of these handy tips that will allow you to keep your jewelry glowing and safe during winter
First to take off and last to put on–
To keep the cold out, you will have to layer up during winter that means layering up. Some winter-specific clothing items like hats, buttons, scarves and gloves added risk of snagging your jewelry when getting dressed and undressed. Many jewelry enthusiasts have had their beautiful ornaments damaged after the pieces snagged on buttons. Always put your jewelry items on last, after finishing your make up, hair styling, and getting dressed and removing jewelry entirely before getting undressed.
Check the fittings properly–
The colder temperatures can cause fingers to constrict which makes Jewellery such as rings much more likely to fall off. So, be sure to check and recheck the fittings of the jewelry to prevent a looser piece from slipping off and becoming lost or damaged. If rings feel too loose, visit your trusted jeweler for resizing.
Reach for toothpaste–
Toothpaste is a highly effective jewelry cleaner, and this is a great option for cleaning your jewelry on the go. Combine a tablespoon of warm water and an inch of toothpaste to make a loose paste. Rinse with water, then wipe clean with a microfiber cloth. Let jewelry dry before putting it on.
The acidic properties of vinegar can work wonders on gold jewelry. Mix ¼ cup vinegar with 2 tbsp baking soda and warm water. With an old but soft toothbrush, rub the paste all over your diamond ring or jewelry. Continue to do this for a few minutes. Alternatively, you could soak the jewelry in vinegar for about 5 minutes before you go ahead and clean with the paste.
With cold breaks and snowy landscapes, winter is the season perfect for travelling. In case you have a holiday plan this winter, rightly pack and store your ornaments to ensure their safety. Use a padded storage box to keep your jewelry safe and make sure the box stays dry at all times.