Here are some ways to care for your antique jewelry:
- Know what it is made of. Jewelry can be made from silver, gold, chrome, brass, stainless steel, bronze, and copper, and have pearls or other gemstones.
- Wholesalesterling silver, Swarovski crystals, or cubic zirconia jewelry worn on a daily basis should be cleaned weekly. Pendants, bangles, rings or other jewelry worn only on special occasions should be cleaned as soon as you’ve removed them. The frequency of when you wear your jewelry should determine how often you should clean it.
- Don’t use cleaner that has damaging ammonia, vinegar, or any other acids or alcohols. This could corrode or damage your jewelry.
- Avoid using soap and water when cleaning your jewelry. These could leave residues that stain or dull jewelry dull.
- Never put your wholesale jewelry under the direct pressure of running water or with a window cleaning solution. The pressure could damage the bonding glue and stones may fall out.
- Use the softest toothbrush available. Because jewelry is fragile, using a soft toothbrush to clean the dust and dirt on yourearrings, bracelets, brooches or necklaces will not harm your jewelry. A very soft cloth can also be used to clean your gemstone jewelry.
- As soon as you’ve finished cleaning, dry your wholesale jewelry thoroughly. Avoid putting them in their boxes while damp or moist.
- Lastly, to prevent jewelry from scratching other jewelry, keep them in separate pouches or boxes. Cloth can also be used to store jewelry.