TIPS TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR JEWELLERY
At Manubhai Jewellers, we always believed in selling the best to our customers. Our 22ct gold ornaments stamped with 916 conforms to strict international Hallmarking standards while our certification protects the customers against the victimization of poor gold quality and impurity.
CLEANING YOUR GOLD JEWELLERY
Gold tends to gather a film of oil from lotions, powders, soaps, and natural skin oils which take its beauty away from it. Chemicals in the air can slightly oxidize the gold depending on the karat grade used. A little time and effort on your part will keep your jewellery looking sparkling new just like the day you first wore it.
Using harsh chemicals to clean gold, will reduce its luster; so use any mild liquid detergent found in your home (such as dishwashing soap) with warm water in a bowl. Dip the jewellery pieces for a minute and brush the pieces with a toothbrush, gently while they are in the bowl. Then transfer them to a wire tea strainer and rinse under warm running water. Pat dry with a soft, lint-free cloth. Once in a while, gold jewellery can be dipped in boiling water with a pinch of soda to renew its shine.
STORING THE GOLD JEWELLERY
Appropriate storage of gold jewellery is esssential, even if you do not wear your jewellery that often. Keep your precious pieces in a fabriclined jewel case, or a box with compartments or dividers. If you can not separate your jewellery in your jewellery box, wrap each piece individually in tissue paper or place in small plastic pouches separately as gold pieces will rub against each other and wear off.
Note :- You must remove gold jewellery before swimming as chlorine erodes soft metal.
Buying a Diamond, treasuring it and passing it on to future generations is one of the deepest investments you shall make. We, at Manubhai Jewellers understand your desires to buy the best while expressing the most. While you spend money on precious diamond jewellery, do also spend a few moments to know how to care for those precious chiseled pieces.
CARE FOR YOUR DIAMOND JEWELLERY
Keep every piece of diamond jewellery separately in a box lined with velvet. This will protect it from dirt. If you want to keep more than one jewellery item in a box, wrap smaller pieces in tissue paper to guard against scratches. Handle your diamonds sparingly as your finger provides enough oil from your skin to alter the way your diamond looks.
Soak your diamond jewellery in a warm solution of a mild liquid detergent and water. Use a soft brush, if necessary to remove dirt. Swish it around in the solution. Then rinse it thoroughly in warm water. Dry it with a lint free cloth. Alternatively you can also soak your jewellery in a solution of half ammonia and half cold water for about 30 minutes. Use only a soft bristled brush to clean it.
Note:- Be careful not to place diamond jewellery with gold jewellery in boxes as the sharp edges of the diamonds will scratch the gold and both will loose their luster."
CHOOSING THE PERFECT GEMS
Putting Maximum efforts; while buying your gemstone jewellery is very essential, mainly because it's a high-end purchase and it stays with you (and your generations) for a long time. Here are a few tips.
CHECK WHETHER IT HAS UNDERGONE THE FOLLOWING TREATMENTS.
Irradiation: This treatment brings out color and removes imperfections.
Heat Treatment: Gemstones are heated at high temperature to enhance their color.
Coating: Some gemstones are dipped in petroleum products to bring out their color.
BEWARE OF FAKE STONES
There are many fake replicas for natural gems and there are many who will sell the replicas as naturals. Stones that look too perfect, mostly turn out to be fake or irradiated and dyed.
- Check whether the stone is natural or synthetic
- Check whether there are any noticeable scratches on the gemstone.
- Check whether the color is vivid.
- Check the pair of gemstone (if you are buying one for earrings or cuff-links) are matched.
- Look for the best quality stones with good colour.
- Bead should have a good size holes, so you can use stronger threads."
- If bead is sold in 16"strand, make sure it is not 14" or 15".
- Make sure beads are not cracked or chipped by the holes that may tear the thread.