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Taking Care Of Your Jewelry

Posted on November 19th, 2019 by Joe G

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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