Jewelry Care 101: A Guide to Keeping Your Precious Pieces Sparkling

Jewelry is not only a beautiful accessory but also a cherished keepsake. To ensure your precious pieces stay radiant and withstand the test of time, proper jewelry care is essential. We'll provide you with a comprehensive guide to Jewelry Care 101, offering tips and techniques to keep your jewelry sparkling and in excellent condition, the Catherine Angiel way!


1. Cleaning:
Regular cleaning is key to maintaining the brilliance of your jewelry. Here are some general cleaning guidelines:
- For most jewelry types, a mild soap and warm water solution, coupled with a soft brush, can effectively remove dirt and residue.
- Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that may damage delicate gemstones or metals.
- Certain gemstones, such as opals or pearls, require specific cleaning methods. You can always ask a professional how to clean certain gems!


2. Storage:
Proper storage ensures that your jewelry remains safe and protected from scratches, tarnishes, and other damage.
- Store each piece separately to avoid scratches caused by jewelry rubbing against each other.
- Utilize soft jewelry pouches, individual compartments in a jewelry box, or a lined jewelry organizer to keep your pieces organized and tangle-free.
- Consider storing silver jewelry in tarnish-resistant bags or using anti-tarnish strips to minimize tarnishing.


3. Maintenance:
Regular maintenance will help prevent potential issues and extend the lifespan of your jewelry!
You can DYI home-check on solitaire rings by jiggling your ring and listening to make sure it doesn’t sound loose. You can also rock the center stone back and forth on each side to see if there’s any movement.


4. Professional Maintenance:
At least once a year, you should bring your ring in for a professional inspection. Schedule an appointment with Catherine to have your jewelry pieces assessed and cleaned! 


5. Professional Care:
For complex repairs, intricate designs, or valuable heirloom pieces, consult a professional jeweler for any necessary restoration, resizing, or repairs. They have the expertise and tools to handle delicate jewelry with utmost care. You can also reach out to Catherine at


By following these essential jewelry care practices, you can keep your cherished pieces looking their best and preserve their sentimental and monetary value. Regular cleaning, proper storage, maintenance, safe handling, and seeking professional care, when needed, are the key components of effective jewelry care. With a little attention and effort, you can enjoy the sparkle and beauty of your jewelry for years to come!

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