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Fine Jewelry 101: How to keep your jewelry clean and safe!

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Congratulations, you're engaged! Or perhaps you celebrated a birthday, job promotion, new chapter of life or other milestone with a new piece of fine jewelry. Follow these simple steps to keep your jewelry sparkling and safe.

Step 1: Cleaning Your Jewelry

Use a soft toothbrush and mild soap to clean the top and underside of your jewelry. This will remove any grime and build-up, keeping your gems sparkling. Remember to pull up the stopper in the sink before cleaning your jewelry to avoid it falling down the drain! You can also use ultrasonic cleaners to remove build-up where a toothbrush can't reach. Just be sure to use them sparingly, as the vibration can cause small gems to become loose in their settings over time.



Step 2: Remove Jewelry for Messy Projects

To avoid any damage to your jewelry, it's best to remove it before engaging in messy projects like gardening or painting. Also, it's crucial to remove jewelry before any strenuous activity like weightlifting, as the metal could bend or break under pressure.

Step 3: Occasional Jewelry Check-ups

Every now and then, your cherished jewelry might experience an accident or extreme wear and tear. If you ever notice any gems rattling or your jewelry has experienced significant impact, it's a cue to let a professional take a look. They can ensure your gems remain snug and safeguard against any further damage. Please reach out to the Porter Gulch team if you have any concerns about your jewelry or need a repair. We're here to help and keep your treasures shining!

Step 4: Insure Your Jewelry

Accidents happen, and sometimes jewelry can be lost, damaged, or stolen. To ensure your Porter Gulch fine jewelry is protected, consider insuring it. Jewelry insurance is typically inexpensive, requires only the receipt of purchase, and covers damage, loss, and theft. It's a small price to pay for peace of mind and protection of your investment.

Caring for your fine jewelry is simple and easy with a little bit of maintenance and caution. Follow these simple steps and your jewelry will stay in pristine condition for years to come!

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