Jewelry Care Instructions
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR JEWELRY
Your personalized jewelry from MyPreciousName.com is celebrating a precious moment in life, and we want it to last just as long as your memories. Every piece of jewelry needs to be cared for properly so that it can be as beautiful as the day it arrived. Whether your item is Sterling Silver or gold plated, we want it to shine as bright as the woman wearing it and you can ensure that it does by following these simple guidelines.
Nothing compliments a bathing suit more than a sparkly accessory but chlorine, the chemical that keeps pools clean, can do harm to your jewelry. In fact, when gold, silver or any metal is routinely exposed to chlorine, it can discolor over time. Before you take a dip, remove your jewelry and place it somewhere safe. After you dry off, you can put your jewelry back on prepare for compliments.
When you get undressed to hop in the shower, you should remove your jewelry too. Some of the chemicals in soaps and shampoos that keep us clean and smell like heaven can cause serious harm to your sparkly jewelry by leaving a film of residue on it. We don’t want your jewelry to look dull so taking it off before you wash is a must.
Cleaning is a dirty job, and the chemicals we use to wash and scrub our homes can damage your personalized jewelry. We want your rings, necklaces and bracelets to shine just as much as your clean home so be sure to remove any accessory before getting to work.
Just like you get dressed and then add your accessories, we recommend applying your makeup first. Some cosmetics, particularly creams, lotions and hair products have chemicals in them that can tarnish your jewelry. Add your special piece of jewelry after you’ve gotten dressed and styled yourself to keep it shiny.
Your jewelry is delicate and should be carefully stored in a safe place. Because there are so many fine details on each piece of jewelry, we recommend placing the item in a soft pouch or compartment in your jewelry box. This way, items will not get tangled, dinged or scratched. If your item arrived in a gift box, you can store your item in it or make your own jewelry box by lining a shoebox with a soft fabric.
CARING FOR YOUR SILVER AND GOLD JEWELRY
While any metal jewelry can tarnish or discolor, you can keep yours looking brilliant by properly cleaning it on a regular basis. When you take your gold or silver jewelry off at night, give it a gentle wipe down with a soft cloth. This will remove any dirt, oil, and fingerprints that get on your jewelry during the day. You’ll want to give your jewelry a more thorough clean once a week by mixing up a solution of warm water and a few drops of mild liquid soap in a small cup or bowl. Let your jewelry soak in the cleaning solution for about 3 minutes before rinsing it with clean water and letting it dry.
We recommend using a silver polishing cream on your Sterling Silver jewelry. You can purchase this special silver cleaner from most jewelry stores and pharmacies.
Following these simple cleaning instructions will ensure that your personalized jewelry always looks stunning as the woman wearing it.