Hey there and welcome to our first blog post! At Vardui Kara, we love and enjoy fine jewelry. Jewelry can be associated with the most awesome moments in our lives. Sure, fine jewelry can tend to be a little high-maintenance, but jewelry is also a personal means of self-expression. That is why we have decided our first blog post to be about the do's & don'ts for keeping you and your jewelry happy.
1. Do: Use Water
Some jewelry cleaning solutions in the market can be too abrasive for natural stones. When in doubt, use a warm water solution with a couple drops of non-detergent soap to clean and soak your fine jewelry in for about 5-10 minutes.
2. Do: Use a Soft Toothbrush
When worn often, diamonds can get not-so-shiny. Not to worry, just simply soak your diamond jewelry for 10 minutes in a mixture of warm water and non-detergent soap. Then, gently brush the stones clean using a very soft toothbrush.
3. Don't: Slather in Lotion
This is extremely important because lotion, perfumes, and cosmetics can ruin the finish on your fine jewelry and discolor the metals.
4. Do: Store Properly
After removing your jewelry, store each piece separately into a soft fabric pouch. This will prevent it from getting scratched, especially when placed inside a purse.
5. Don't: Wear When Swimming / Showering / Cleaning / Exercising
Remove your jewelry when taking a dip in the swimming pool or taking a shower. The chlorine in the pool can cause discoloration and wear the metals down. When performing chores, remove your jewelry to prevent physical damage or exposure to chemicals found in cleaning fluids. Add sweat to the list of things that can cause discoloration to your jewelry and its colors to fade.
Jewelry is meant to be worn, seen, and treasured. Enjoy it with care!