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Tips to Care for your Jewellery

March 09, 2016

Tips to Care for your Jewellery

Tessellate.Co has never compromised on the quality of our jewellery, and strives to create stunning pieces that can last a long time. Nonetheless, if you wish to keep your Tessellate.Co pieces looking extra fresh, some basic care will be required and here are some tips to get you started.

1. Use of Jewellery

  • Remove Jewellery During Rough Tasks
Removing jewellery when performing manual tasks can prevent physical damage caused to your jewellery as a result of rough contact or exposure to chemicals. Certain chemicals may react with metals causing a change in colour or structural damage. 
Examples of tasks to be avoided when wearing jewellery include Household tasks and gardening. 
  • Jewellery As the Last Step
Cosmetics, hairspray, perfumes and lotion may contain chemicals that damage jewelry. To limit damage to your Jewellery, put it on as a last step of your beauty/ fashion routine.  


2. Storage

To keep your jewellery free from scratches and damages, consider investing in proper jewellery boxes. These are also a good way to keep your pieces organised! 

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If you prefer something less bulky, small pouches and boxes would be the perfect alternative to store your jewellery.

Note: Pearls and opals draw moisture from the air, so storing your opal or pearl jewelry in a dry area, can sometimes do more harm than good.

For Sterling Silver Pieces, it is recommended to be kept in a anti-tarnish bag or cloth, so as to prevent oxidisation of metals. But when they do oxidise (it's just a matter or time), here's what you can do..

 

3. Cleaning / Polishing

If your jewellery has lost it's shine over time, clean it with a Polishing Cloth for best results (just check out the picture below). 

How awesome can the cloth get?

 

A cheaper alternative would be to clean your jewellery with warm water, mild dish soap (no detergents) and a soft brush. Other alternatives include lemon juice as well as ketchup. Remember to rinse the pieces in water to remove all cleaning solutions. 

Do note that the latter method is not suitable for soft gems such as pearls, as they may scratch easily. Try using a clean makeup brush instead with warm, soapy water to softly clean your pieces. 

 

4. Last Words

Truth to be told, we ourselves wear all jewellery all the time (even to baths) and think that's the best way to clean your jewellery without the hassle of storage! There might just be a few scratches here and there from wearing jewellery while doing all tasks, but it's definitely nothing too serious or obvious! Plus, using our polishing cloth occasionally gets our pieces shining as good as new, & we're happy with that.

We've thrown out the tips, but in the end it's still up to you to decide how you prefer your pieces to be cared for. Hope you find the tips useful!

 If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact us via email at ask.tessellate@gmail.com :)





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Size Chart
If you're having trouble with knowing the right size for rings/ necklaces, use the size charts below to help you.


RINGS
Our Rings all run in USA Sizing.
Do take note of measuring your knuckles too to ensure that the ring can pass through it! However, do note that using the centimetres sizing may not be as accurate, as you are required to make it slightly tight around your fingers in order to get the right sizing.
For the best way to know your size, we would recommend using the diameter size chart (second chart) or trying out rings at a store.
 


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