Jewelery care and maintenance

How to take care of your jewels and keep their splendor over time? Gioielli di Valenza offers you a series of tips to better take care of your precious items.

How to clean gold jewelry?

To clean the gold jewelry you only need:

  • a few drops of detergent
  • a bowl with a little hot water
  • a brush with bristles soft

The process is simple; First, pour a few drops of detergent into the bowl where you have put the hot water.

Now, mix gently and leave to soak for about 15/20 minutes, to give the solution time to act and the water to cool.

If you have an old toothbrush, with very soft bristles, you can use it to gently brush any cracks in the jewel or yellow gold object.

Finally, rinse with lukewarm water and dry with a soft, clean, residue-free cloth.

As for white gold , we must immediately make a premise: l 'gold in nature is YELLOW, and a dark yellow ... So when we talk about white gold we are talking about an alloy composed of 750 parts of yellow gold and 250 parts of other white metals, which bring the resulting color to a white tending to yellowish . To bring it to be extra WHITE, during the finishing a jewel undergoes a galvanic bath called RODIATURA, that is a surface treatment to give more brilliance.

Having said that we can clean and degrease the white gold jewels with the same system hot water and detergents, but in order to bring back the brilliant color of white gold, we must necessarily go to a professional and rhodium.

How to clean diamond jewelry?

Diamonds are very hard but not indestructible stones.

To clean jewelry with this type of gem, you must create a solution based on warm water and dish soap , l It is important that it is not a moisturizing product that could grease the gold and the stone.

Soak the ring for 20-40 minutes , then gently brush the stone with a brush with soft bristles.

Finally rinse with more hot water and dry with a soft cotton cloth or leave it to dry in the air.

How to clean colored precious and semiprecious stones?

Colored precious stones such as sapphires, rubies and above all emeralds are gems that suffer greatly from thermal changes . This is why it is important to wash them with great care, delicacy and attention, always using a toothbrush with very soft bristles .

We advise you to pay particular attention to the maintenance of rubies and emeralds since they are very delicate gems.

Aquamarine, a semiprecious stone, is a very transparent stone and tends to "get dirty" easily with external agents (eg soaps, sanitizing gels) creating an effect opaque. Our advice is to pay particular attention to the water temperature: never too cold never too hot. Sudden changes in temperature could fracture or split the gems.

How to clean the pearls?

Pearls are gems to be safeguarded before they are damaged: once they are damaged, they cannot be repaired . It is good practice to wear them without having just used creams, lacquers or perfumes that would ruin the nacre and are not to be worn in contact with other jewels that could scratch or damage them.

lukewarm water and neutral soap are recommended for cleaning. As always, drying can be done with a soft cotton cloth.

Every day after wearing them, care must be taken to always clean them with a microfibre cloth and place them in their case where they can "breathe", and not for example in a plastic bag. 

How to store your jewels?

Always wear your jewelry after the application or use of cosmetics, hair sprays or perfumes. Some gems are porous and easily absorb chemicals that promote color loss.

Never take off a jewel by leveraging the gems: the setting could expand with consequent leakage or loss of the gem.

Don't store your jewels too close or on top of each other , as the gems may get scratched.

Do not wear jewelry when doing sports , housework or any other similar activity that risks exposing them to the danger of damage.

It is advisable to avoid wearing jewels together since for example two rings in contact, worn every day can in the long run have rubbing marks, but this happens with any metal.

For cleaning do not use common detergents , if you have not first made sure that they are suitable for your gem.

The best place to keep your jewelry is a jewelry box with lots of subdivisions and soft interior linings.

Each piece of jewelery should have its own space so that it does not get scratched.

How to clean gold jewelry?

To clean the gold jewelry you only need:

  • a few drops of detergent
  • a bowl with a little hot water
  • a brush with bristles soft

The process is simple; First, pour a few drops of detergent into the bowl where you have put the hot water.

Now, mix gently and leave to soak for about 15/20 minutes, to give the solution time to act and the water to cool.

If you have an old toothbrush, with very soft bristles, you can use it to gently brush any cracks in the jewel or yellow gold object.

Finally, rinse with lukewarm water and dry with a soft, clean, residue-free cloth.

As for white gold , we must immediately make a premise: l 'gold in nature is YELLOW, and a dark yellow ... So when we talk about white gold we are talking about an alloy composed of 750 parts of yellow gold and 250 parts of other white metals, which bring the resulting color to a white tending to yellowish . To bring it to be extra WHITE, during the finishing a jewel undergoes a galvanic bath called RODIATURA, that is a surface treatment to give more brilliance.

Having said that we can clean and degrease the white gold jewels with the same system hot water and detergents, but in order to bring back the brilliant color of white gold, we must necessarily go to a professional and rhodium.

How to clean diamond jewelry?

Diamonds are very hard but not indestructible stones.

To clean jewelry with this type of gem, you must create a solution based on warm water and dish soap , l It is important that it is not a moisturizing product that could grease the gold and the stone.

Soak the ring for 20-40 minutes , then gently brush the stone with a brush with soft bristles.

Finally rinse with more hot water and dry with a soft cotton cloth or leave it to dry in the air.

How to clean colored precious and semiprecious stones?

Colored precious stones such as sapphires, rubies and above all emeralds are gems that suffer greatly from thermal changes . This is why it is important to wash them with great care, delicacy and attention, always using a toothbrush with very soft bristles .

We advise you to pay particular attention to the maintenance of rubies and emeralds since they are very delicate gems.

Aquamarine, a semiprecious stone, is a very transparent stone and tends to "get dirty" easily with external agents (eg soaps, sanitizing gels) creating an effect opaque. Our advice is to pay particular attention to the water temperature: never too cold never too hot. Sudden changes in temperature could fracture or split the gems.

How to clean the pearls?

Pearls are gems to be safeguarded before they are damaged: once they are damaged, they cannot be repaired . It is good practice to wear them without having just used creams, lacquers or perfumes that would ruin the nacre and are not to be worn in contact with other jewels that could scratch or damage them.

lukewarm water and neutral soap are recommended for cleaning. As always, drying can be done with a soft cotton cloth.

Every day after wearing them, care must be taken to always clean them with a microfibre cloth and place them in their case where they can "breathe", and not for example in a plastic bag. 

How to store your jewels?

Always wear your jewelry after the application or use of cosmetics, hair sprays or perfumes. Some gems are porous and easily absorb chemicals that promote color loss.

Never take off a jewel by leveraging the gems: the setting could expand with consequent leakage or loss of the gem.

Don't store your jewels too close or on top of each other , as the gems may get scratched.

Do not wear jewelry when doing sports , housework or any other similar activity that risks exposing them to the danger of damage.

It is advisable to avoid wearing jewels together since for example two rings in contact, worn every day can in the long run have rubbing marks, but this happens with any metal.

For cleaning do not use common detergents , if you have not first made sure that they are suitable for your gem.

The best place to keep your jewelry is a jewelry box with lots of subdivisions and soft interior linings.

Each piece of jewelery should have its own space so that it does not get scratched.

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