Let's face it: ALL Goddesses jewellery needs a good clean occasionally. If you take a look at your own collection, you'll probably notice your precious jewellery getting tarnished or just plain grimy. So how do you go about cleaning your jewellery quickly, easily and safely?
All jewellery needs some care and attention to be kept at its sparkling best. If you're not sure where to start, we're here to help with our quick top tips.
So let's get started:
1. CHECK YOUR JEWELLERY
It can be easy to not realise that your jewellery needs a clean, either because you wear it all the time and don't notice the changes or because it's put away somewhere and you don't look at it too often.
I suggest that once a month or every 2 months you take some time to have a good look at your pieces - especially the most precious ones - and give them an objective assessment. Chances are some or all could do with a bit of a spruce up - and brass in particular is likely to be tarnished.
2. REMOVE TARNISH WITH BRASS CLEANER AND A POLISHING CLOTH
Brass in particular will tarnish over time, but other precious metals can as well, including lower carats of gold. This is a normal process with metal and the tarnish is easy enough to clean off.
Note - a Goddess who prefers a more matt look, should not follow the instructions below.
If your brass jewellery is tarnished and you would like to shine it up, use a brass cleaner and polishing cloth to remove it.
- First apply you brass cleaner with a cloth onto your piece
- TIP - use an earbud for the more delicate pieces in order to prevent the brass cleaner touching the straps/ties or black areas
- Take another clean cloth and give the piece a bit of a rub
3. STORE YOUR JEWELLERY CAREFULLY
Now your jewellery is nice and clean, have a think about how best to store it to avoid needing to clean it again too soon.
Don't wear your brass jewellery in the shower or swimming pool as water can be very harsh on metals. Avoid storing brass jewellery in particular, in a humid place - especially the bathroom. Humidity will speed up tarnishing a lot, so it's best avoided. If you live in a humid place, then extra care should be taken and more cleaning undertaken.
Ideally brass jewellery should be stored away from free flowing air. This will also slow down tarnish, plus it will help keep dust at bay. Keep it in your custom made Athena A jewellery bag or your Athena A jewellery box or similar if you can.
If you like having your jewellery on display, then be aware that it's likely to need a clean more often, so keep an eye on it.
Author - ATHENA A