When taking a dip in the pool, take off your jewelry. Your jewelry’s luster and life can be damaged from the chlorine that is present in the pool water. In the same way, salt water can have the same effects to jewelry over time. Take your jewelry off first to keep it from becoming damaged or tarnished.
You never want to use bleach, ammonia, or any other cleaning solvents that are not designed specifically for cleaning jewelry. Harsh chemicals can destroy the enamel, and ruin the stones in your jewelry.
Take a polishing cloth to each piece of jewelry in your collection. These cloths can replace the need for chemicals or solvents during the process. Simply use the two-sided polishing cloth to polish your jewelry the same way you would polish a glass. Use one side to shine it and the other to polish it.
If you are in the market for jewelry, always seek out sales. You could save a lot of money if you take the time to look for better prices. Check the newspaper, the Internet, and signs in store windows to find the best sales. Keep an eye out for deep discounts on jewelry styles that are nearing the end of their popularity. The price is right for what is still a lovely piece of jewelry.
It is hard to determine whether a sapphire or a ruby is natural or synthetic. While the stones appear to be identical, both physically and chemically, the man-made stones are a lot cheaper than the natural ones. Before you buy a piece of jewelry sold as natural sapphire, get a reputable gemologist to examine it for natural inclusions. If you really have to clean your silver jewelery, you can try using this, but it is not ideal. Put a tiny amount of your toothpaste on a clean cloth. Gently rub the paste on the jewelery and rinse thoroughly. Your finished product will not look flawless, but the tarnish will be removed.