Jewellery has been an integral part of Indian culture for centuries, and women across the country take great pride in their personal collection. Whether it's antique, CZ, oxidized, kundan, or fashion jewellery, we all have that one special piece, or pieces, that we cherish and want to keep in pristine condition. So, even if you’re taking baby steps towards your collection or are a jewellery enthusiast, it is essential to know the workings of your jewellery and how to take care of it properly.
Tarinika Jewellery, India, is committed to crafting high-quality jewellery pieces that are beautiful and long-lasting. With this in mind, we have put together some essential tips to help you take proper care of your jewellery, so it can stay as beautiful as its owner.
Tips for Jewellery Care
1. Keep it Dry
The number one rule for jewellery care is to keep it dry. Moisture is the enemy of most jewellery, soap and water can cause buildup and tarnish on your jewellery, making it more prone to corrosion. Similarly, chemicals like chlorine in pools or hot tubs can damage your jewellery. It's best to remove your jewellery before any water-based activity.
2. Store it Properly
Storing your jewellery correctly is just as important as keeping it dry. When you're not wearing your jewellery, store it in a clean, dry, and safe place. Also, it is a good call to store your jewellery pieces separately, so they don't scratch each other and develop whiskers. Use a soft jewellery pouch or a jewellery box with separate compartments to store each piece.
Pro tip: place anti-tarnish strips or silica gel packets in the pouch or box to keep it fresh and moisture-free.
Tarinika Jewellery offers soft jewellery pouches for easy storage.
3. Clean it Regularly
Cleaning your jewellery regularly is essential to keep it looking new. Oil, dirt, and other substances can build up on your jewellery over time, dulling its shine and beauty. Cleaning jewellery after every use is ideal, but since we all lack time, once a month will work, too. Take a soft, dry cloth, microfibers work wonders, and simply wipe it down. Always avoid using any kind of harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that can scratch or damage your jewellery.
4. Keep it Away from Chemicals
Chemicals such as perfumes, lotions, and hairsprays can damage your jewellery. It's essential to apply these products before putting on your jewellery and let them dry completely. This will help prevent any chemical reactions that could tarnish or corrode your jewellery.
Tips for Different Kinds of Jewellery
1. Antique Jewellery
Think of temples, tribal motifs, and designs that depict ancient culture. That is antique jewellery, and Tarinika jewellery has an extensive collection that reflects Indian art and beauty. However, you must handle your antique jewellery with care, since it is delicate and can be easily damaged due to drops or bumps. To make it last longer, store your antique jewellery away from sunlight.
2. CZ Jewellery
CZ jewellery stands for Cubic Zirconia, an alternative for diamond jewellery due to its affordability and similar appearance. CZ is a lab-created gemstone that looks a lot like diamond. CZ jewellery offers you high-quality at a reasonable price. And since it is a synthetic stone, it can be made in any color for different types of jewellery design. Over time, this type of jewellery can start looking dull, so to keep your CZ jewellery looking its best, clean it regularly with warm water and mild soap.
3. Oxidized Jewellery
Oxidized jewellery is a trendy and unique option, wherein the black and grey layer on the surface comes by exposing the metal to oxygen, giving oxidized jewellery its appeal, as showcased by Tarinika jewellery–get a tribal motifs inspired choker set or boho bangles, you are sure to stand out. Due to the oxidized look, this jewellery is more prone to tarnishing, so it is essential to avoid exposure to harsh chemicals like perfume or hairspray.
4. Kundan Jewellery
India is a country built on traditions and values, and that’s what kundan jewellery is. It is a combination of traditional and intricate setting of stones, gems, or beads on a metal base. The beauty of kundan jewellery can only be appreciated when seen in person, and Tarinika’s 14 days easy returns policy will give you the flexibility you need.
A go-to for weddings, festivals, and other occasions, kundan jewellery requires countless hours to make, and the stones can fall out or loosen up if proper care is not taken. Remember to clean out the stubborn dirt with a soft-bristled brush and if it still doesn’t look like it did, go to an expert. Cleaning it thoroughly without knowledge will only damage the jewellery.
Jewellery is close to every woman’s heart, and it is important to take care of your treasure to keep them looking their best. With these tips, you can look after your collection which will last a lifetime!