Caring For Your Jewelry
If you follow us regularly and see the condition of the instruments and antiques that we create with pre-clean up you know that we clean tarnished metal every day. What is tarnish? It is a dull/ dark discoloration on metal that causes it to lose it’s shine. Tarnish is a natural thing that can happen any time. Don’t take tarnish personally, it’s a natural process that happens when your jewelry is exposed to air or moisture. The good news is that tarnish can be removed! Here are our tips for polishing your jewelry:
- You can use a polishing cloth for minor discoloration. These clothes are inexpensive and can be found in local stores an online.
- We use Wright’s Silver Cream to clean the instruments prior to making jewelry with them.
- Here is an example of what some of our tuba keys looks before and after polishing with Wright’s Silver Cream:
- When polishing your jewelry be very gentle. Our jewelry is sturdy but some pieces can be bent or broken if you are too rough with them.
Here are some tips for caring for your jewelry:
- Do not wear your jewelry in the shower or swimming pool.
- Avoid contact with lotion, perfume and hairspray.
- When you take your jewelry off, store it in a safe, dry place.
We hope that our advice for caring for your jewelry has been helpful. As we say at the end of every newsletter – Shine On!