Most Common Jewelry Mistakes

Here are mistakes that make jewelry connoisseurs cringe.

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Whether you are a jewelry collector or someone who owns a few pieces of jewelry, caring for them is essential to make them look brand new for longer. However, some people may be unaware that they are making mistakes in jewelry care. If you want to make sure you aren’t one of them, we’ve listed down the common mistakes people make with their jewelry.

Not researching on the jewelry before buying them.

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If you plan on buying gemstone jewelry, make sure to do a research about them before purchase. This is because natural crystals have different kinds of hardness. If you are active in sports or basically in any kind of activities, avoid getting calcite, aragonite, fluorite, or turquoise. The hardness of these crystals is below five in the Mohs scale. These stones are perfect if you only plan on wearing them on special occasions.

Wearing rings that are not your size.

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Wearing a ring with a bigger size increases the chances of it getting misshapen or worse, lost. So much so if you have an active lifestyle. Always make sure to have your ring sized with you real size rather than just using a metal ring sizer.

Forgetting to clean them.

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If you forget to clean your jewelry, especially your rings, lots of different stuff are going to accumulate -- bodily oils, dirt, lotion, cologne, and soap are just among some. This can damage the stones and even affect the brilliance of the metal. That said, regularly clean them with any lint-free cloth or brush nooks and crannies with a soft bristle toothbrush.

Using harsh chemicals when cleaning.

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The most common mistake when it comes to cleaning is the use of toothpaste. It is not recommended by experts because aside from being abrasive, it can accumulate in the prong and crannies and when it hardens, it becomes tough to remove. What you can use to clean your jewelry is mild liquid soap. Be careful though with some gemstones, especially the softer kind as they cannot stand up well to some chemicals.

Forgetting to clasp necklaces before storage.

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One common problem with necklaces is getting tangled. This is because we often forget to clasp the necklace and just hastily store it with other jewelry pieces. That said, one good solution for this is to close the lock and hang them in a necklace display. You can also store it in a small pouch before storing inside a jewelry box with other pieces.

Not removing them when taking a bath or shower.

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Not removing your jewelry before bathing and making it a habit can damage the pieces in the long run. Some people think they are already cleaning the jewelry by doing so, but soap, shampoo, and hair conditioner can get stuck in the crannies and behind the mountings which can damage the piece over time.


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