Always remove jewelry before sleeping, cleaning, chores or rigorous activity. Precious metals are soft and wear down with repetitive use. Use discretion when wearing your valuables.
When precious metals are exposed to the chemicals found in cleaning and personal care products, items my tarnish and stones may be damaged.
Pearls should not be worn in water as it can loosen epoxy in set pieces or weaken & rot silk thread on strung pearls. Store them laying flat on a padded surface as the thread or clasps can stretch if hung. The nacre (the pearly luster) can scratch easily so limit wear on such delicate items.
Remove jewelry before swimming. Fingers constrict in water, making rings more likely to fall off. Salt or chlorinated water and jewelry DO NOT mix, it can damage some stones and metals.
White gold and silver jewelry needs Rhodium Plating (dipping) This will help your white gold jewelry from getting the yellow hue after extensive wear.
When storing jewelry, place each item in a separate, soft, compact container. If cluttered together, jewelry can become scratched – even diamonds!