Here are some valuable tips to help you protect your jewelry.
- Dirt buildup may increase the wear of your jewelry. Visit the Jewelry Judge Ben Gordon at least once a year to have your Fine Jewelry professionally cleaned and inspected for worn or cracked prongs, faulty clasps, or other potential problems.
- Salt water and jewelry do not mix. Ocean water can damage some gemstones and metals.
- Exposure to chemicals can damage and discolor precious metals – like gold, silver and platinum – and may harm colored gemstones. Remove jewelry before going into chlorinated pools or hot tubs, and while using household cleaners.
- Remove Jewelry before swimming as fingers often constrict in water, making rings more likely to fall off.
- Avoid heavy blows to your diamond. Diamonds can chip if struck at the right angle.
- Keep jewelry in unlikely places. Jewelry boxes are an obvious place for thieves to look.
- When traveling, keep valuable jewelry at home or store it in the hotel safe.
- Don’t place or store your jewelry near vents, grates, sinks or drains.
- Pearls are easily damaged by an array of personal products like cosmetics and lotions.
- Most burglaries happen in broad daylight. Always keep doors and windows locked during the day.
- If you bump or snag your jewelry, have it inspected for potential damage that may be unnoticeable to you.
- Always take time to place jewelry in a secure place, not in a pocket, on a counter, or in a public area.
- When not wearing your jewelry, place each item in a separate, soft, compact container. If cluttered together, jewelry can become scratched.
- One of the best ways to keep valuable jewelry collections secure is to store them in a burglary and fire-resistant safe.