Your Keltie Leanne Designs jewellery will shine brighter and last longer with a bit of extra care. You may be asking...
Can I wear my jewellery in the shower?
We recommend that you remove your jewellery before the following activities: bathing, swimming, sleeping, sports & other physical activities.
Shampoos and lotions, cleaning supplies, salt and pool water, sweat – all of these elements can eventually take a toll on your jewellery, causing metals to dull or tarnish, and gemstones to discolour or become damaged.
We know you love your jewellery so much that you hate to take it off, but trust us, your jewellery will thank-you for it.
I left a sterling silver necklace on my bedside table for weeks, and now it's dull and tarnished. Help!
Don't worry - we have the BEST way for you to clean your sterling silver here.
How should I store my jewellery when I'm not wearing it?
Put those babies away: though it's tempting to store pieces out in the open, moisture and other elements can harm your jewels and it's easy to end up with a heap of tangled pieces.
One of the very best ways to store your pieces is in small, clear, resealable bags.
Be sure to keep these little plastic pouches in a safe, dark place, away from light, like in a jewellery box or small drawer.
There's no need to break out the zippered sandwich bags; a package of 100 small, resealable bags can be purchased for a few dollars at most bead and craft shops.
Is there anything else I can do to keep my jewellery sparkling?
Yes! Regular cleanings with a soft, lint-free cloth will help keep your jewellery beautiful. We suggest avoiding cleaning solutions and treated polishing cloths, as these can damage certain gemstones and otherwise be hard on your jewellery.
We also suggest putting your jewellery on last in the morning: perfumes, lotions, hairspray and the like, can all cause damage to your favorite jewels.
See below for specific tips on how to care for and clean different types of jewellery and gemstones.
Extra care should be taken with our rings, especially those made of sterling silver or gold-plated sterling silver:
Below are some tips on how to better care for different types of jewellery.
When in doubt, the Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.) is a great online resource on how to properly and safely clean your jewels (www.gia.edu).