We all love to own and show off of our expensive jewellery at special occasions and even just for everyday but are there things we don’t know about our jewellery? There are many myths that can be misleading and give the wrong impression.
Here we will address some of the more common myths so you are aware of how to make the most of their jewellery and how best to care for it.
Myth#1. Diamonds Can’t Be Damaged
There’s no doubt about the fact that diamond is one of the strongest materials of them all. People often purchase a diamond ring or necklace with the idea that they have invested in a lifetime piece of jewellery that will never break however in certain situations diamonds can still be damaged.
If you invest in a high quality diamond (clear cut etc,) it is unlikely that it will sustain a major risk to damage.
However many cases have been observed where a jewellery piece has been brought in for repairs with cracks in the diamonds and even splits. With this in mind, it is best not be careless with your jewellery no matter what kind of material it is.
And remember, nothing is forever, not even diamonds!
Myth#2. Wearing Jewellery and Going For A Swim Does No Damage To The Jewellery
When a metal or alloy comes into contact with chlorinated water it can damage to the foundations and compounds beyond repair. While the water may not cause damage to all materials, it can definitely cause your contemporary silver jewellery designs as they can wear off or become disfigured.
In case of silver jewellery, harsh chemicals such as those found in chlorinated water can cause items to tarnish. Gold jewellery can also lose its shine and become tainted when it comes into contact with the chlorine in the water whilst swimming. However if the quality of the gold is solid (high carat) then you might not face so much of a risk.
Myth#3. You Can Clean Your Jewellery In Boiling Water
Another myth that people often mistake is that that all types of jewellery can be cleaned in boiling water.
While it is true that boiling water is good for cleaning certain types of materials such as aluminum, it is not the best option to clean your jewellery. Some materials begin to fade and even melt at boiling temperature so it is best never to take the risk.
Cleaning your jewellery in warm water and using a polishing cloth will help keep your jewellery looking shiny and new but if you jewellery needs a more in depth clean pay a visit to a professional jeweller who will be able to offer there cleaning services.
It is important to bunk myths so you have the right knowledge to look after your jewellery properly. We hope the above simple tips will help you understand your jewellery better and it how best to care for it.