Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Keep your jewellery looking its best

Keep your jewellery looking its best with these simple tips…

Avon’s Brochures are chockfull of stunning jewellery pieces, so we thought it only fitting that we provide you with the tips you need to keep your jewellery looking its best:
•To clean fashion and costume jewellery, wipe pieces with a clean, damp cloth, then dry with a soft, clean, absorbent cloth.  (product# 138-611) only $7.99

• Clean sterling jewellery with a mild soap and water solution, allowing the water to bead up, then pat dry with a soft cloth. Form more stubborn dirt or tarnish, use a jewellery cleaner designed for use with sterling silver. Do not rub sterling silver with anything other than a polishing cloth or a fine piece of felt.

• Remove tarnish on genuine gold pieces with a jewellery-cleaning agent or simply by using dish soap and water mixed with a few drops of ammonia. Avoid full strength ammonia as this can cause cracking. Carefully, brush with a soft bristle brush or old toothbrush. After brushing, rinse with lukewarm water and allow to dry.

• Ingredients commonly found in hairspray, mousse, lotions, perfume, makeup, shaving cream, and soap can leave behind a residue and create a dull film that’s difficult to remove. To prevent buildup and avoid damage, remove all jewellery before bathing and grooming and avoid bringing pieces into contact with beauty products. Do not wear jewelry in chlorinated water or when working with household chemicals.

•Ensure that any jewellery is completely dry before storing. Store each piece in a cool, dry place in its own container or compartment to avoid scratching. Store sterling pieces preferably in a tarnish-preventive bag or wrapped in a soft piece of felt or cloth. Make sure your sterling silver is not exposed to air and light during storage, which can cause silver tarnish.

When to seek professional advice:
For more stubborn stains or intricate stonework and/or pearls, see your jeweller for a professional cleaning.

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