GENERAL RULES FOR USE AND CARE FOR JEWELRY FROM PRECIOUS METALS AND FOR PRODUCTS WITH PRECIOUS STONES.
1. Jewelry should be taken off before going to bed, heading to the gym, pool, shower, sea and etc. While sunbathing and heading to the sauna or solarium. Water can not only damage the surface of precious metals, but cold water also reduces the size of your fingers, so you can lose your ring, and sea waves can discreetly wash away your earrings or chain.
2. Do not wear jewelry when doing household or outdoor work, cooking or any other occasion where jewelry may be exposed to thermal, mechanical or chemical agents. Chemicals, rough earth, or work tools can irreparably damage the surface of jewelry or gemstones, and food debris can end up in hard-to-reach places on jewelry.
3. It is undesirable: to wear products under a thick layer of clothing or clothing adjacent to the body, as in this case the products may be deformed; wear a pendant on a chain that weighs more than the chain; wearing several pendants on one chain (in this case, the products may be damaged); clean jewelry with toothpaste, sand or other abrasive products; allow products to come into contact with cosmetic products (perfume, hairspray, etc.); mechanical and / or chemical damage to products with rhodium, matte or oxidized coatings is unacceptable.
4. When wearing jewelry with precious and semi-precious stones, it should be borne in mind that: in case of sudden changes in temperature, the stone may change its color; some stones (topaz, ruby, amethyst, turquoise, pearls, pomegranates, etc.) fade under the influence of sunlight, so they should be stored in a dark place (jewelry box); Products containing pearls and corals should be handled with extreme care as these stones are natural and can be easily damaged.
5. Protect all jewelry from any mechanical damage: avoid angular surfaces, contact with objects that can cause scratches, dents and other damage. If dropped to the ground, precious stones may fall out of the product or other deformation may occur.
6. Use body lotions, sunscreens, perfumes, detergents, oils, make-up products, hairsprays and other perfumes only after removing all jewelry, as body care products can leave marks on jewelry, covering them opaque film, which spoils their appearance. Perfumes can permanently damage the surface of jewelry.
7. Do not wear jewelry while dressing warmly during the cold season. Knitted sweaters or scarves can snag on earrings or rings and pull off the garment imperceptibly.
8. If dirt has accumulated in hard-to-reach cavities in jewelry or under stones, do not clean them yourself with hard or sharp objects, in which case take them to a professional jewelry workshop.
9. Store jewelry only in separate boxes, bags or larger boxes with separate compartments. It is important that the stored products do not touch each other - this will protect them from scratches and discoloration. Do not store jewelry in the bathroom, as moisture can cause unpleasant changes in the appearance of jewelry.
10. Keep chains only neatly folded. Don't pull on the chains when wearing them!
11. Unused jewelry will lose color and oxidize. They should be thoroughly wiped with a soft cotton cloth or a special silver and gold polishing cloth. Please note that cleaning will not remove scratches.
12. Silver can oxidize over time (turn black). Silver jewelry becomes even more vulnerable in summer: sweat, chlorine and moisture cause oxidation of silver, such are its chemical properties. Body care products, sunscreens, and perfumes also oxidize silver. It can darken even if it is stored with gold jewelry, or if it is simply stored in a box for a long time. Be sure to remove all silver jewelry when playing sports and swimming. They also cannot be stored in the bathroom due to the presence of moisture there. Some silver jewelry can be rhodium-plated to protect it from oxidation and rapid wear. Other silverware is already being sold oxidized to create this look. Never clean such jewelry with chemicals.
13. Platinum jewelry is the most scratch resistant and therefore has an advantage over other jewelry. However, jewelry made of platinum, especially non-massive ones, can still lose shape, bend when wearing heavy objects, squeezed in a doorway, etc. Protect such jewelry from mechanical damage.
14. Gold is a precious metal that is also highly resistant to temporary and external influences, but the surface of gold items is quite soft, especially if the gold is of a higher purity, so protect them from scratches. You can immediately choose rings with a rough surface - they will look original and do not require such maintenance. One of the oldest, most sophisticated and original solutions for decorating gold is the use of jewelry enamel: it tastefully covers the surface of a gold product, while the enamel is scratch-resistant and does not fade over time. Usually gold is encrusted with various precious stones. It would be nice if you could professionally clean and update such jewelry every year, but under no circumstances use sharp tools to clean the caste holding the stones - you can loosen them and lose them over time.
15. Diamonds are extremely durable, scratch resistant and retain their shine for a long time. But they are not indestructible. Diamonds can crack from a sudden blow, loosen or be lost due to loose attachment, and can also be damaged by contact with other diamonds. Wear them carefully. Store them in soft boxes or soft bags, separate from other jewelry. Wipe jewelry with a lint-free cloth. You can also briefly immerse the diamond in a special cleaning solution. To keep your jewelry beautiful for a long time, periodically contact the jeweler so that he can clean the diamonds, check if they have become loose in the product.
16. Pearls lose their luster due to the strong concentration of chemicals. Remember, pearls are not diamonds, they are organic gemstones of natural origin. Perfume, vinegar, detergents, lemon juice, essential oils, lotion, or sweat can damage their surface and even change the color of the pearls. The heat causes the pearls to turn brown. Remove jewelry when washing your hands. After wearing, wipe the pearls with a soft, dry cotton cloth.
17. Silk is a natural fiber. In order for silk jewelry to retain its unique properties and serve for a long time, it is necessary to follow the basic rules of silk care. Natural silk fibers are fragile and less resistant to dirt than other materials. Often, when worn, its color gradually fades. Silk fiber is weakened by deodorants, perfumes, solvents (eg hair or nail varnish, disinfectant). During sweat, natural silk is damaged by salts and acids, so it is recommended to wash it at least once a week with warm water and natural soap.
18. At least once every 2-3 years, depending on the intensity of use, the jewelry should be referred to a professional jeweler - he will renew and correct them. Thus, the jewelry will always look new, shining and bright. Note: by giving the product to the jeweler, he assumes responsibility for the product. UAB "Tomas Gold" does not give any guarantees for jewelry and cannot be held responsible for the repair work of another jeweler.