The ultimate care guide for your precious Infinity Jewellery

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CLEANING YOUR INFINITY COLLECTION

When was the last time you cleaned your jewellery? Ever thought about cleaning them but not sure how? This is the care plan for you - from simple remedies and our little tips and tricks this guide will have your jewellery looking on point 24/7.

From your everyday pieces to your standout styles saved for special occasions all jewellery needs a bit of TLC now and again to remain sparkling.

WHY YOUR JEWELLERY NEEDS CLEANING 

While granted some jewellery may require more regular cleanin than other products, it is SO important that all jewellery gets the love and attention it needs to keep that pristine look.

Imperfections on your jewellery can build up over time meaning it may not be obvious to your naked eye that cleaning is required until you see a photo of what it looked like before and suddenly you realise how tarnished your favourite pieces have become! 

This is why it is so important to implement a regular cleaning routine with your jewellery to always keep it in the best condition. There are many ways you can keep your jewellery sparkling at home.

WHEN DOES YOUR JEWELLERY NEED CLEANING

In an ideal world your jewellery will be cleaned once a month following our care guide - however we know this is REAL life and these are the little things we never get around too, so the cleaning schedule of your products simply comes down to these few questions: 

What type of jewellery is it?

Different types of jewellery need different care, some pieces may be more high maintenance than others.

How often do you wear your jewellery?

Do you have your go to staple pieces that you wear day in day out? These will obviously need cleaning more than your pieces saved for more special occasions. 

What has the jewellery been exposed to?

Day to day you may be exposing your precious jewellery to more than you realise, exercising producing sweat, washing the dishes and more, the exposure to these will cause a build up, this causing an impact on your jewellery over time even to the most durable pieces. 

 

WHY DOES JEWELLERY TARNISH 

Something we hear so frequently is "why does my jewellery turn black?" as well as "How do I stop this tarnishing".

I would like to start by saying tarnished jewellery does NOT mean poor quality jewellery - Even the most high quality jewellery can turn black and tarnish over time if not cared for appropriately.

The metal in jewellery can react with the chemicals in the air, water, sweat etc and cause a build up of black coating on the top of your products which we know as tarnish.

The bad news is that tarnishing is really inevitable as your jewellery is always going to be exposed to particular elements, for example air. The good news is that tarnishing is only ever the top layer of the metal and never impacts the underlying metal - this meaning it is easily removed at home with our cleaning tips.

 

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR JEWELLERY

Before you reach straight for the soap and water you should think carefully about the material of your jewellery - while quick and easy cleaning products may be tempting it is vital you double check anything coming into contact with your jewellery so to prevent any damage.

The most simple and regular cleaning you should partake with your jewellery is wiping over with a lint free or soft micro-fibre cloth after every wear. Do not use tissues or paper towels as this can scratch the jewellery. Softly rub over your product in a circular motion to remove all marks and keep that shine.

Some pieces of jewellery can become more heavily tarnished over time than others, for example stainless steel, particularly white gold can tarnish very easily here is a few top tips for keeping this at bay and safely remove heavy tarnish:

Baking Soda and White Vinegar 

Soak your tarnished pieces in a solution of 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 2 TBS of baking soda - Soak your accessories for up to 2 hrs then rince thoroughly with mild water. 

Olive Oil and Lemon Juice 

Mix 1/2 cup of Lemon Juice with 1 tsp of Olive Oil, dip your soft cloth in and wring it out until it stops dripping, then use this cloth to gently polish over your precious jewellery and bring that sparkle back to life.

After using any cleaning products on your jewellery please be sure to rinse your accessories thoroughly with running water and a clean damp cloth, after dry your pieces with a dry micro-fibre cloth to prevent any water stains. 

You should always avoid certain things when wearing your jewellery, chlorine, water, exercising, sweat and perfumes/body sprays and even cleaning products should all be being used without your jewellery on as these can be harmful to precious metals and cause tarnishing and discolouration. 

 

HOW TO CLEAN STONES

We all want to know how to keep our stones looking the most dazzling they can be. Stones are something we nearly all have, they add a rainbow of opportunity to our jewellery collection, providing radiance and bursting colours into your style.

Most stone are very simple to clean using just a micro-fibre cloth to regularly polish over them taking care not to scratch them. Do NOT use soap to clean your stones as this can cause erosion and dull the stones colour. 

 

HOW TO CLEAN LEATHER STYLES

Leather is clearly a lot different to other forms of jewellery and much more durable in many ways. The best solution for keeping your leather jewellery clean is to pat down the products with a damp micro-fibre cloth, you can use a small amount of mild soap or a leather cleaner added onto the cloth, after using this simply rub the leather dry with a clean cloth. Avoid using WET cloths or immersing the product fully in water. 

 

Following this guide will guarantee to keep your Infinity Collection in the most pristine condition possible, never losing that enviable shine. If well cared for we can ensure your infinity products will bring you years of stylish looks and confidence. Don't wait for your jewellery to get so bad and tarnish, take care of your pieces regularly and keep them looking fresh on the reg!

1 comment

  • Very informative post, seems to work on all my jewellery, I used the process on my cross necklace it came out sparkling, definitely worth a read.

    James Saunders

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