CAREFUL WITH WATER
Jewellery and water do not get on well with one another, whether seawater (which is full of salt) or swimming pool water (which has a lot of chlorine). Both salt and chlorine are aggressive and can damage metals such as gold and silver, so try not to wear your jewellery when you swim in the sea or in a pool, or if you are going to a spa. In fact, it is better if they don’t come into contact with water or soap, so in the bathroom: take your jewellery off!
KEEP THEM AWAY FROM CLEANING PRODUCTS
Cleaning products are not the friends of gold or silver either. These products tend to contain corrosive, acidic or abrasive components that can damage your jewellery. If you are going to use cleaning products, keep them away from your jewellery.
STORE THEM SEPARATELY
When pieces of jewellery rub against one another, this can cause the clasps to break, scratches and even dents. That is why it is best for each piece of jewellery to be in its box or in a jewellery case where each item is separate and as protected as possible. If you look after your jewellery, it will last for ever.
DON’T EXPOSE THEM TO MAKE-UP, PERFUMES, HAIRSPRAYS…
Your jewellery should be the item that you put on last and take off first. Why? Because make-up, perfume, hairspray, lotions and make-up remover also contain aggressive ingredients that may affect the metal. Be careful that these liquids do not come into contact with your jewellery.