The Ultimate Guide to Jewelry Care

The Ultimate Guide to Jewelry Care: Professional Cleaning, At-Home Maintenance, and Long-Term Protection

Welcome to DeAngelos Jewelry’s new blog, where we share our expertise on everything jewelry-related! Whether you’re a seasoned jewelry enthusiast or new to the world of jewelry, taking proper care of your treasures is essential to ensure they remain as dazzling as the day you first laid eyes on them. Today, we’ll walk you through how professionals clean jewelry in-store, offer tips for at-home care, and provide advice on keeping your pieces safe and lasting for generations.

1. How Professionals Clean Jewelry in Store

When you bring your jewelry to DeAngelos Jewelry for a professional cleaning, you’re ensuring it receives the highest level of care. Here’s a glimpse into the meticulous process our experts follow:

Inspection: Before cleaning, our professionals thoroughly inspect each piece to identify any loose stones, damaged prongs, or other potential issues. This step is crucial to avoid further damage during the cleaning process.

Ultrasonic Cleaning: We use ultrasonic cleaners that emit high-frequency sound waves in a cleaning solution. These waves create microscopic bubbles that gently remove dirt, oils, and other residues from hard-to-reach areas, leaving your jewelry spotless.

Steam Cleaning: For pieces that can withstand it, steam cleaning is employed to blast away remaining debris with high-pressure steam. This method is especially effective for intricate designs and heavily soiled jewelry.

Polishing: To restore your jewelry’s original shine, we use specialized polishing wheels and compounds. This step smooths out any scratches and enhances the metal’s brilliance.

Final Inspection: After cleaning, a final inspection ensures every piece is in perfect condition. Stones are checked for security, and the overall appearance is evaluated to ensure it meets our high standards.

2. How to Care for Jewelry at Home Between Professional Cleanings

Regular at-home maintenance is key to preserving your jewelry’s beauty. Here are some simple yet effective tips to keep your pieces looking their best:

Gentle Cleaning: Use a soft toothbrush and a mild soap solution to gently scrub your jewelry. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft cloth. Avoid harsh chemicals and abrasives, as they can damage delicate settings and stones. *See the end of this post for DeAngelos Jewelry’s take-home jewelry cleaning options.*

Polishing Cloth: Invest in a good-quality polishing cloth designed for jewelry. These cloths are treated with special compounds that can help remove tarnish and restore shine to metals.

Avoid Moisture and Chemicals: Remove jewelry before swimming, showering, or using household cleaning products. Chlorine, saltwater, and harsh chemicals can damage metals and stones over time.

Store Properly: When not wearing your jewelry, store each piece in a soft pouch or a lined jewelry box to prevent scratches and tangles. Keep pieces separated to avoid contact that can lead to damage.

3. How to Keep Jewelry Safe and Ever-Lasting

Ensuring the longevity and safety of your jewelry involves more than just regular cleaning. Here are some essential tips to help you protect your precious pieces:

Regular Inspections: Frequently check your jewelry for loose stones, worn prongs, or any signs of wear and tear. Identifying issues early can prevent costly repairs or loss.

Insurance: Insure valuable items to protect against loss, theft, or damage. Jewelry insurance provides peace of mind and financial protection for your cherished pieces.

Secure Storage: Store high-value jewelry in a secure location, such as a home safe or a safety deposit box. For everyday pieces, use a jewelry box with compartments and padding to prevent scratches and damage.

Limit Exposure to Sunlight: Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can fade certain gemstones. Keep your jewelry in a cool, dark place when not wearing it to preserve its color and brilliance.

Professional Check-ups: Schedule professional inspections and cleanings at least once a year, but preferably once a quarter. Our experts can spot potential issues and provide the necessary maintenance to keep your jewelry in pristine condition.

Careful Handling: Always remove jewelry during activities that could cause damage, such as gardening, exercising, or using harsh chemicals. Treating your pieces with care will help them last longer.

By following these steps, you can ensure your jewelry remains beautiful and secure for years to come. If you have any questions or need professional services, visit DeAngelos Jewelry. Our team is dedicated to helping you maintain the beauty and value of your treasured pieces. Happy sparkling!

Discover Our Take-Home Jewelry Cleaners

To complement your at-home jewelry care routine, we offer a selection of premium take-home jewelry cleaners. These products are specially formulated to maintain the brilliance and integrity of your pieces between professional cleanings.

What we offer:

1. Gentle Cleaning Solution: Perfect for everyday use, this mild formula effectively removes dirt and oils without damaging delicate settings or stones. ($10)

2. Polishing Cloth: Our high-quality polishing cloths are treated with special compounds to help you easily remove tarnish and restore shine to metals. ($10)

3. Ear Piercing Solution: Specifically designed to care for newly pierced ears, this gentle solution helps prevent infection and promotes healing while keeping your earrings clean and shiny. ($10)



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