To prolong the life of your jewellery always handle with care and follow these simple tips to keep your jewellery in top condition.
Avoid storing your jewellery in the bathroom or anywhere moisture may be present, as it will quicken the tarnishing process. *coastal climates will also quicken the tarnishing process due to moisture in the air.
Do not wear your jewellery where there are chemicals like bleach or chlorine might be present such as a pool or hot tub and cleaning products within your home, remove all jewellery before entering a pool or using these harsh chemicals.
It is also recommended that you remove your jewellery before any exercising as excessive sweat can also tarnish your jewellery. It is best to remove your jewellery before you exercize, have a shower or bath and sleeping in order to preserve the shine on your jewellery.
Take care to remove jewellery before adding body lotions, sunscreen or purfumes to avoid discolouration.
Therefore it is best when not wearing your jewellery to store in a cool dry place, your clear sealable bag within your gift bag is the perfect place to keep your jewellery and ensure its longevitiy. Keep all jewellery items separate as this will deter any scratches, increase the life of your jewellery and lessen the amount of polishing it may need to stay bright. We will be offering Bella Donna Jewellery wraps soon but they are not available as yet, perfect for storing or transporting your jewellery safetly abroad.
A polishing cloth is how most people keep their jewellery looking shiny and new, By giving it a polish every once and a while with a polishing cloth. You are provided a polishing cloth with each Bella Donna purchase so keep it safe. They are soft cloths that are impregnated with silver polishing compound. You may want to give your piece a wash and rinse with water afterwards to remove any of the residue left from the polishing compound.
Please note that once your cloth has turned completey black, the polishing compound has been used and needs to be replaced. You can purchase a replacement in our store.
Hot Soapy water is another method used and can be beneficial if you have managed to get a little discolouration on your piece. Simply place your jewellery into warm soapy water and leave to soak for 20mins, remove and pat dry.
Professional Clean maybe in order if your jewellery has been tarnished or the silver has dulled over time and your cloth is not bringing up the shine any longer. Simply purchase a professional clean service from the store, send us your items recorded and insured, we will professionally clean them and then return them to you as good as new. (Some gemstone jewellery is exempt from this service, if you are unsure - message us on live chat and we can give you more advise and info before purchasing. ONE FEE - upto 10 items.
While i design my jewellery with quality and longevity in mind, handling your jewellery with care is what will make it last a lifetime.