Take care of your jewellery in monsoons!
The season of grey mornings and erratic downpour is already here. While you’re all set to make the most of monsoons in every way you can, do not forget your precious belongings – your jewellery. Just as one needs to be extra careful about oneself during the times of incessant showers and cloud-clad skies, one also needs to take certain measures to prevent their jewellery from getting tainted in any way.
Pearls should be cleaned regularly during monsoons and kept in a separate box to keep them sparkling. If it’s silver, it is always advisable to take them to a jeweller at regular intervals. For diamonds, you needn't worry much- the proverbial best friend of women do not need much care and attention to be lavished at them. Experts are of the opinion that usually sturdy jewellery doesn't need to be cared for a lot, but a few things should be kept in mind to avoid any kind of harm to these treasured pieces of your life. For example, jewellery should never be kept in a velvet box. Instead, a nice plastic box with cotton will ensure that nothing goes wrong with your jewellery.
The most basic tip that is to be followed is that it isn’t a very good idea to keep your jewellery on if you know you’re going to get wet in the rain. No matter how hardy it is, after all , every piece of jewellery is a luxury item and must be treated that way. Gold and platinum are not much sensitive in this case, and might withstand the ravages, if exposed to such harsh conditions, but silver jewellery usually gets affected quite easily. It tends to turn black and in monsoons, it is even more prone to getting corroded. Hence, the necessary attention must be given to it, and if required, your jeweller can help you with some alloys that stop the ageing of the metal. It can be washed with a mild detergent powder that will prevent the silver from getting oxidised. Tooth pastes, especially those with fluoride content in them, prove to be very effective in the cleaning of silver jewellery. Taking a little amount of it on a tooth-paste, rub it on the surface of the silver, leave it on for some time and wash it off with plain water. This should be followed by drying it with a cotton cloth or hair dryer.
Just like pearls, corals too need that extra care in monsoon time.
If you invest luxuriously on your jewellery, it is always worth it to go an extra mile to protect it. Cleaning, storing and preserving them is the least you can do to ensure that these remain as dazzling as ever, and that too for your own embellishment!