Caring for Antique Jewellery

often has sentimental value; perhaps you have a family heirloom that has been passed down through generations. It can also be incredibly delicate and will require special care to ensure it stays looking beautiful. The following tips will help you to look after your antique jewellery.

Use beauty products wisely

You should always apply hairspray, makeup and perfume prior to putting on your jewellery, to avoid damaging it, and make sure you don’t bathe, shower or exercise whilst wearing antique pieces.

Loose stones

Pay attention to settings – if stones become even slightly loose, take your jewellery to a reputable antique jeweller for repair.

 

Cleaning your jewellery

You should never allow a jeweller to clean antique pieces in an ultrasonic cleaner as this could damage them. Harsh dip solutions that you can buy on the High Street should be avoided; instead, make your own cleaning solutions at home.

  • For gold jewellery, use a gentle solution of 1/3 ammonia and 2/3 water to clean gently. Dip your piece in and then brush clean with an old, soft toothbrush, rinsing thoroughly in clean water and patting dry.
  • For silver pieces, a polishing cloth is usually all that’s needed. For more thorough cleaning, a paste of baking soda and water can be applied with a soft cloth. Rub in gently to remove tarnishing and rinse thoroughly; because it’s non-abrasive it will clean your pieces gently.

With these handy tips, your antique jewellery will stay looking beautiful for years to come!

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