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Taking Care Of Your Jewelry

Posted on November 19th, 2019 by JoeG

As your prime jewelry buyer in Chicago, we want to make sure you know how to properly care for your jewelry, especially if you choose to sell it to us one day. There are many steps and processes that you can take in order to keep your jewelry in ideal shape for years, if not decades. Continue reading to learn more about jewelry maintenance.


Don’t Rest Jewelry On Wood

Wood and other chemically treated surfaces can easily stain your jewelry, ultimately speeding up potential tarnishing. Consider investing in a jewelry box or hanger in order to safely store your pieces.


Keep Jewelry Dry

Avoid wearing silver jewelry when you participate in water activities, such as swimming, or while you sit in a sauna. Additionally, if you apply lotions, perfume, or hairsprays daily, do not put your jewelry on first as it can tarnish the piece.


Don’t Wear The Same Pieces Everyday

If you have a few different necklaces, consider rotating them evenly as to not wear the same piece all day, every day. Changing out pieces will give your jewelry a longer shelf life.


Separate The Golds And Silvers

Did you know that gold scratches easily? Make sure you keep your gold pieces in soft cloth bags or their original boxes.


Clean Your Jewelry

Whenever you take off a piece of jewelry, make sure you wipe it with an anti-tarnishing cloth to clean it of moisture, oils, or dust.


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Chicago Gold Gallery is ready to buy your jewelry, whether it’s new, old, gold, silver, or more. As your jewelry buyer in Chicago, you can trust that you will receive the best possible price for your pieces.

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"I drove all the way from the south side just to sell my silver to Chicago Gold Gallery because of the knowledge and professionalism I received on the phone. They gave me top dollar for my silver and were so fast and friendly. I definitely recommend this business!"

Date: 10/27/2017 • 5 / 5 stars ★★★★★

Can't say enough about this place.

This is the most welcoming, non-pretentious place to do business! I was researching where to sell sterling silver I had and ended up choosing here based on the other great reviews. They walked me through the whole process and answered my questions. I got a great price for my items & will go there again.

Date: 09/17/2018 • 5 / 5 stars ★★★★★

Love this place!

Chrissy & Joe are all super friendly and easy to work with. I trust them and they will do whatever they can to help you including giving you advice on what you have or what you should look for. I won't ever go anywhere else and I've recommended it to several friends.

Date: 08/02/2015 • 5 / 5 stars ★★★★★

I would do business with them again

I had a large collection of silver coins sitting in my safe deposit box for 15+ years. Chrissy was so friendly and helpful she even gave me advice about coins I didn't know. She was more than happy to help me for over an hour in between taking care of other customers. They really did give me top dollar for my coins. Whether you are new or a pro with coins, I can highly recommend you take them here!

Date: 02/22/2020 • 5 / 5 stars ★★★★★

Don't Hesitate to call...

I find that Joe at Chicago Gold Gallery consistently offers and pays more for my coins than coin dealers in Chicagoland. He's very nice and easy to deal with. Don't hesitate to call him and preferably visit him.

Date: 12/04/2015 • 5 / 5 stars ★★★★★

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