Shock. Disbelief. Anguish. The all-too-familiar cycle of emotions experienced by anyone who has lost a piece of treasured jewelry. Fortunately, these dreadful emotions can be avoided with an ounce of prevention - if you know what to watch for.
Search for "homemade jewelry cleaner" and you'll get hundreds of recipes with varying ingredients and instructions. How do you know which to choose?
Always consider the source when weighing the safety and effectiveness of any DIY solution. While an organization specializing in cleaning might be better than a resource for general fashion, the best source is a jewelry expert.
Your engagement ring may very well be the first piece of fine jewelry you own.
After the initial excitement of being engaged winds down, you suddenly realize you're now responsible for a pretty valuable piece of jewelry. It's easy to panic - wondering how often to clean it, when to take it off, how to keep it safe ...
Start with these time-based checklists. If you do each of these things at the frequency noted, you're very likely to have a diamond that really does last forever.
Customized gifts are meaningful gifts. Don't gift just any precious stone to your loved one, give the jewelry more significance by choosing the recipient's birthstone. (Or the birthstone(s) of her kids!)
A well-fitting ring is a safe ring. Ensuring a proper fit helps safeguard against rings flinging off with your gloves or needing a surprise ring-removal ER trip after an allergic reaction or a long day out in the hot sun.
Deciding to resize your ring is the first step. But who pays for it? You? Your jeweler? Your insurance company?
Don't believe everything you read on the internet, friends.
Search "homemade jewelry cleaner" and hundreds of different methods pop up. Everything from natural cleaning resources to lifestyle websites to online recipe catalogs claim to have a tried-and-true method of DIY jewelry cleaning. But, do you really want to trust the homemade jewelry cleaner recipe listed alongside directions for the ultimate meatloaf? Probably not.