Jewelry Care Fundamentals

Jewelry Care Fundamentals

When it comes to jewelry, the elements of style, elegance, and longevity are intricately woven together. Whether your collection consists of timeless treasures or the newest Myka collectables, Shepherd’s has put together our top tips to ensure your pieces remain shining and eye catching. From simple cleaning methods to careful storage, these tips are designed to prolong the life of your jewelry and maintain their lustrous appeal.

Remove before a soak

Maintaining the brilliance of your jewelry begins with a simple routine - remove them before you enter a shower or bath. Water, especially hot water, can cause metal to expand and contract, leading to damage over time. Additionally, soap, chlorine and other bathing products can leave residue on your pieces, affecting their shine and overall appearance.

Ensure perfume, lotion, and hairspray are dry on your skin

The chemicals present in products such as perfume, lotion, and hairspray can have adverse effects on your jewelry, especially when they have not fully dried before you wear your pieces. To prevent potential damage, ensure these products have completely dried on your skin before you adorn yourself with your favorite jewelry. This way, you can ensure the longevity and luster of your treasured items.

Remove when you move

Physical activity can be quite taxing on your jewelry. The constant movement can lead to scratches and other damages. Therefore, it is advised to remove your jewelry when engaging in any strenuous activities.

Clean with a damp cloth

To clean your jewelry, a damp cloth suffices in most cases. Avoid using silver cleaners or any other cleaning agents that contain solvents. These substances can be too harsh and may strip away the natural shine and polish of your jewelry, leaving them looking dull and worn out.

Store out of direct sunlight

Finally, remember to store your jewelry properly. Use a closed bag or box and ensure they are kept out of direct sunlight. Sunlight can fade the color of your jewelry and heat can distort their shape. Storing them in a closed container also reduces the risk of scratches and other potential damages.

Introducing Myka’s Newest Collection: Elegant and Eye Catching

Myka's latest collection, Rock Stud Resin, is designed to add brightness to your look. This elegant and eye-catching collection features bright gold or rhodium-plated necklaces, earrings, and bracelets with black resin inlay. The pieces in this collection are versatile and can be mixed and matched to create a unique style statement. Made in Canada, Myka's jewelry continues to exemplify quality and craftsmanship.

Remember, with the right care and attention, your jewelry can stand the test of time. Follow these tips to keep your timeless treasures, as well as your newest Myka collectables, shining bright.

 

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