Antique Jewelry

Antique jewelry is a common family heirloom. If you are a jewelry lover, finding beautiful antique jewelry is very easy. You may browse the selection offered by antique jewelry stores. Moreover, many online websites are dedicated to antique jewelry. These retailers include a variety of antique designs such as necklaces, bracelets, earrings, watches, and pendants. If you know someone who loves antique jewelry, these creations will make a perfect gift. If you own a piece of antique jewelry, properly caring for your timeless treasures is very important. Here are a few guidelines to help you keep your antique jewelry looking great.

While most jewelry requires weekly cleaning, antique jewelry does not require frequent cleaning. Furthermore, if your jewelry becomes soiled with body oils or dirt, do not use jewelry cleaning solutions on your antique collections. The chemicals contained in cleaning solutions are too harsh for antique jewelry. Instead, solicit the services from a reputable jewelry cleaner. Inquire about the jeweler's experience with cleaning antique jewelry. If the jeweler does not have experience cleaning this sort of jewelry, do not allow them to clean your precious gems. In most cases, jewelers are not responsible for damages.

Cleaning you antique jewelry at home is risky. Because the jewelry is older, it is more fragile. Modern electronic jewelry cleaners may damage antiques. If you need to remove dust or small dirt particles, rub the antique with a soft cloth. Using a small toothbrush to remove oils and dirt from crevices is very effective. It is important to gently remove the dirt and oils. Heaving scrubbing or rubbing may cause scuffs or scratches. If you are cleaning an antique locket that contains a photograph, avoid using water or other cleaning solutions. Soapy water or cleaning solutions may severely damage older pictures that are fragile.

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