Live by the rule - last thing on, first thing off
When to remove your jewellery
To maintain your jewellery you should remove it before;
• showering, bathing, swimming
• physical activity
• gardening or cleaning
• using beauty products ie. makeup, perfume, spray, shampoo & conditioner
• using any chemical ie. soap, bleach, cleaners
Wearing your jewellery in any of the above scenarios risks causing irreversible damage to your keepsake. Chemicals such as bleach, chlorine and soap can cause aggressive corrosion in metal and over time, will vastly affect the integreity of the metal. The same chemicals can also harshly damage our commonly used stones such as opals, pearls and emeralds.
Fine link chains can easily be stretched and damamged if they are pulled, and you run the risk of causing a break in the links. For this reason it's recommended you remove any necklaces before sleeping or physical activity.
To give your jewellery a little tlc at home, soak in a warm bowl of water with a drop of non-citrus dishwashing liquid to release any dirt and grime build up for a few minutes, then using a soft toothbrush, gently scrub to remove any dirt.
Thoroughly pat your piece dry using a soft fibered towel or cloth.
Notes for Gemstones
• Pearls - avoid placing your pearls in water.
Pearls that have been drilled need to avoid water to keep their structure in tact.
• Opals - avoid dish soap for Opals, simply soak in warm water.
If you have a jewellery polishing cloth you can give your jewellery a wipe over using that every few months to get it's high shine back. Exercise caution and rub gently, as the cloth has abrasive polish in the cloth which if used incorrectly, can cause surface damage to metal and stones.
Storing your jewellery
The environment your jewellery is kept in when not being worn will play a vital role in maintaining it's finish.
Store your necklaces laying flat or hanging to avoid them becoming tangled.
Rings and earrings are fine to sit in a dish or jewellery box
To help prevent tarnish avoid;
leaving them in direct sunlight
moisture and humidity
To no surprise Jane Finch has a natural affinity for fine link chains. They go hand in hand with our delicate pendants and are effortless to layer. Fine chains do require gentle care and mindfullness.
Please be mindful when changing clothes and avoid your necklaces becoming tangled or caught on clothing. Fine link chains can easily be stretched and damaged if they are pulled, and you run the risk of causing a break in the links.
For this reason it's recommended you remove any necklaces before sleeping or physical activity.