At KRKC&CO, quality is always the first for creating every jewelry. Nothing quite compares to the “forever” attachment jewelry can create. But daily wear and tear and contact with lotions or cleaning products can loosen diamonds and gemstones, bend prongs and wear down mountings. It happens over time and often without visible warning. For every customer visiting our website, we suggest you read this page to know the materials we used for our jewelry and also have a knowledge of how to maintain the jewelry for prolonging their service life.
There are few things more mesmerizing than watching your jewelry sparkle in the light after it's been properly cleaned. The good news: most jewelry is easy to maintain yourself. Here’s how to keep it looking great—while keeping it sanitized and safe—with products you have at home.
How to save your jewelry?
Jewelry should be kept dry,avoid wearing it when swimming, bathing or doing sports.Avoid exposing your jewelry to extreme temperatures or to sudden fluctuations in temperature. The temperature should within 0 to 60℃.If your jewelry is not used frequently, keep it stored in the provided dust bag. Good storage boxes are lined with tarnish-proof fabric and have a separate space for each individual piece. If your climate is humid, place a small packet of desiccant crystals inside your storage area. Avoid storing the jewelry with rubber products. Always remove your jewelry when applying colognes, perfumes or other chemical products.
Chlorine, especially at elevated temperatures, can permanently damage or discolor your gold jewelry. Gently clean your gold or vermeil jewelry with a soft polishing cloth. Be sure not to over-polish jewelry, especially vermeil, because it can damage the finish.
How to clean your jewelry？
In general, mild soap, warm water, and a soft toothbrush are all you need to keep your gemstone jewelry looking its best.
The best way to clean diamond Jewelry, no matter what your jewelry's metal type, is to make a solution with warm water (almost hot) and dishwashing soap. Soak your jewelry for about 20 to 40 minutes, very gently brush the stone with a very soft toothbrush, and then rinse under warm running water. Rinse thoroughly, and if needed, repeat. Be sure to take your time—intense brushing can loosen or damage diamonds.
Remember that residue can make your ring look and feel dirty. Remove your ring before cooking or applying thick lotions. Oils can get stuck in your setting and discolor your ring—especially if your ring is made of white gold or K gold.
What to Avoid When Cleaning Jewelry?
While it’s OK to use dish soap and even body wash to clean your rings, avoid products that include moisturizers. Those ingredients tend to leave a film, which is exactly what you're trying to remove.
When you’re drying your jewelry, avoid paper towels—they can scratch the metal. Instead, use a soft cotton, microfiber cloth or let it air dry. KRKC's polishing cloth is also gentle enough for drying your jewelry.
Never use any household cleaners such as bleach, chlorine, and acetone. These harsh chemicals can break down some of the base metals in your ring.
Never use any kind of abrasive products such as toothpaste, baking soda, or any powdered cleaners, which can easily scratch metals, particularly gold.
Beware of using ultrasonic jewelry cleaners at home. While they do make jewelry sparkle, the machine works by sending vibrations through the water—movement that can cause stones to become loose or even fall out into the machine.
How often to clean the jewelry?
The best advice is to do it regularly. Not only will regular maintenance keep your jewelry sparkling, but it will also shorten the cleaning process in the long run. To keep your jewelry looking best, try to clean it once every two weeks. That's enough to keep everyday grime at bay and sparkle at its max.
Hand Sanitizer and Your Jewelry: What to Know？
Hand sanitizer is in high demand these days—but what impact does it have on your jewelry? First, know that health is always more important than any piece of jewelry. The most important thing is always to be safe! Generally speaking, hand sanitizer is safe for all hard stones and precious metals such as silver, platinum, titanium, and other plated rings. If the ring contains soft stones like pearls or opals, the alcohol in the hand sanitizer could damage them or dull their shine. If your rings do contain soft stones, we recommend removing your rings before applying hand sanitizer.
In summary, if you want your jewelry to have a better luster and can be worn for a long time, please pay attention to the following points:
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