Posts Tagged ‘Jewelry Care’

4 Dangerous and Stupid Ways to Clean Jewelry

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  I get it, we need to clean our jewelry. I read with horrified fascination of a couple cleaning their jewelry with gas and was flabbergasted. It did not end well. Why did they do it? We may never know. It prompted me to look into the many odd ways people have cleaned jewelry over time.

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How to Care for Your Gold Plated Jewelry

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Gold Plated Jewelry, a Fine Layer of Beautiful Platinum, silver, and both 14k and 18k gold are not indestructible. Plated jewelry finishes are even more fragile. In my thirty two years as a Santa Barbara Jeweler I’ve found that all jewelry is vulnerable to the hard knocks of the physical universe. Rings scratch, bracelets dent,…

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Professional Jewelry Cleaning Steps and Home Jewelry Cleaning

Jewelry Cleaning With a Polishing Wheel

  Would This Magpie Steal Your Jewelry? We’re Like Magpies and We Like Sparkly Things. Magpies are attracted to shiny objects and are notorious for stealing rings and other jewelry left on windowsills or tables out of doors, which they carry off to their nests! But only if they are sparkly. Have you noticed how…

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Your Summertime Jewelry Care List

Toothpaste to clean jewelry, toothbrush and jewelry polishing cloth

Summer’s Coming and Danger May Lurk for Your Favorite Ring As your Santa Barbara Jeweler, who does your jewelry repairs, you know I’ll never give you a hard time for playing rough with your jewelry. I want you to wear it and love it. My motto is “Wear it, Don’t Warehouse it!” But it never…

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