Every woman is different and has a different take on life. While some experiment with their life, others simply follow the path determined by others. Whatever may be the geographical differences or their financial status, every woman has a common love for jewellery irrespective of their taste and preferences. Although, fascination for gold jewellery exists among both men and women, many of them fail to execute the responsibility that comes along with these priceless possessions. All kinds of jewellery needs to be maintained and stored properly to preserve its appearance and increase its longevity.
Although, all kinds of jewellery need utmost care to preserve its look, Indian jewellery requires more attention, due to its intricate karigari and spectacular designs. The perfect way to preserve the lustre and shine of your stone studded jewellery is by keeping them in the box that it comes with. As these boxes have a soft velvet satin finish, they provide a good amount of cushioning for the jewellery and helps maintain its shape and shine. If you don’t wish to use a box, then use a soft velvet cloth to wrap your gold ornaments in. When stored, gold ornaments should never come in contact with direct sunlight and it should not be stored in a way where they lie across each other. Jewellery should always be stored parallel in a single way to prevent scratches and loosening of stones.
While cleaning gold jewellery, it is essential to avoid any harsh chemicals, soaps, oil or cleaning powders, as it will ruin the appearance of the jewellery making it uneven and dull. Ideally one should use their jewellery only when required and should avoid using it while performing house-hold chores. Wearing jewellery with designs regularly, would lead to the accumulation of dir and make it lose its shine. Ornaments are also prone to lose its shine, if it comes in contact with make-up and perfume.
Ideally, it is better to avoid cleaning any Indian jewellery by yourself, if it has precious stones or is painted. Gold ornaments should be cleansed with warm diluted dish washing liquids to preserve its appearance and shine. Ornaments should be soaked in some diluted detergent and gently dried after rinsing it with plain water. For removing hardened stains and dirt, some regular toothpaste should be rubbed with the help of a small piece of cotton. To drain excess water from the jewellery a soft cloth should be used. Tissues should be totally avoided as they may leave residues or form scratches on the jewellery. Ideally, one should give their jewellery professional care at least once a year in case they use it frequently. Frequent cleaning and proper maintenance will redeem the look of the jewellery, making it appear brand new even after using it for decades.
Ashish Kaith has profound knowledge regarding jewellery and its designing. Having specialized in Indian jewellery, he explores the secrets of gold and its jewellery through his articles.