Antique ornaments are a great addition to any jewellery box, each representing a little piece of history and an era that is long gone. Whether you have antique necklaces, rings or brooches, special care needs to be taken so that they can be valuable for the years to come. The first thing to keep in mind when caring for your vintage jewellery is that it needs to be stored properly. One of the important factors is to make sure they are stored separately to avoid any scratches or tangles.
This is especially important in the case of antique necklaces, as the chains or other items in the jewellery box can get easily tangled resulting in a broken piece. By providing a lot of space in between the items, you will limit the accidental damage that the pieces may incur.
Damage can be caused due to several reasons and is often because of three main reasons: heat, light and moisture.
Moisture is really harmful for any jewellery, as it can erode the metal or lead to pitting. Keep your valuables in a damp and moisture-free place and avoid wearing them to the swimming pools or beaches.
In addition to these, be careful when cleaning your jewellery, as items that are not completely dry before placing them back in to the storage container can cause damage to the items due to excess moisture. Follow your jeweller’s cleaning instructions carefully to make sure it is done properly and that no damage occurs.
Another tip is to keep your solitaire rings for wedding & engagement jewellery in soft fabrics and pouches, which can protect your items from damage due to scratches. While a natural jewellery box may seem like the ideal choice, some wooden ones can damage items due to the compounds in it, so ask your jeweller if your storage holder is suitable for the particular jewellery item.
Lastly, be sure to keep the household cleaning products away from your antique ornaments – and be careful about what you use in order to clean your jewellery boxes. It goes without saying that the various chemicals in these products can damage both metals and precious stones, so be especially careful about what items you are allowing your valuables to get exposed to.
Keeping antique jewellery in perfect condition doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated, but these extra special items require extra special care. Be sure to keep them away from heat, light and moisture and wrap them in a soft cloth separately to avoid tarnishing, scratches and tangles.
Wearing jewellery, and indeed exchanging jewellery between the bride and groom, is custom that goes back centuries with the only difference being that the style and materials vary according to the latest trends and personal preferences. Pearls are a great choice for brides when choosing vintage. Not only are they timeless but they can also be worn in many other occasions after the wedding too. Beautiful, old diamond encrusted brooches can be transformed into stunning necklaces or chokers or can even be attached on a headdress, although vintage combs and headbands are very popular as wedding jewellery at online website Engagement rings direct.