Jewelry Maintenance

How to keep your jewelry looks amazing for long time?

Every piece of jewelry is precious and should be treated as such.
All jewelry, even the most precious, requires basic care.
To keep your personalized jewelry looking lustrous and good new,
here are a few simple instructions to keep in mind, no matter if it is solid gold name necklace or a gold plated one, or even a sterling silver monogram necklace!
we provide you with the basic care instructions you need to ensure your monogram necklace or engraved accessory stays looking like new no matter how long ago you purchased it!

  1. Makeup first, then accessories

Lotions, hairspray and some cosmetics have chemicals in this that can harm or tarnish your precious jewelry.
To keep your customized piece looking its best, keep it out of harm’s way by putting it on after your do your makeup and hair.

  1. If you’re cleaning, take it off

Chemicals will react with some metals including solid gold,
therefore please take off your jewelry while cleaning.

  1. Pool / Sea

Everyone loves a cool dip in the swimming pool on a hot summer day.
But pools and Jacuzzi are full of chlorine, which can discolor your jewelry if exposed too long.
So play it safe: When you’re stripping down into your bathing suit, take your jewelry off, too.

  1. Be smart about storage

Properly storing your jewelry will do wonders for keeping it looking new.
Keep your customized jewelry in a box where it won’t get tangled up with other items or dinged up from too much movement.
A jewelry box with a soft felt lining is a great idea, but you can even line a simple shoebox with fabric to keep your items nestled and safe.
Anti-tarnish strips are also a great investment to keep out oxidants than can tarnish and dull your pieces.

Special care for Solid gold and Sterling silver personalized jewelry

All jewelry can eventually tarnish, but your best defense is to be vigilant and properly care for your items.
At Hilis Jewelry, we recommend that you give your gold or silver jewelry a quick clean at the end of the day,
using a soft cleaning cloth, to remove any fingerprints or oils that may have accumulated from normal wear.
And once a week, we recommend a more deep clean — use a simply mix of 1/2 cup warm water with a few squirts of mild liquid soap,
and let your jewelry soak for three minutes. Then remove your items, rinse with clean water, and allow the jewelry to dry. That’s it!