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A Comprehensive guide to managing John Hardy's Silver collection

When you buy premium quality jewellery, like any of the exquisite pieces from our John Hardy Dot collection, there are certain precautions you need to take to extend their shine, shimmer, and longevity. jewellery

Here’s a broad list of things to keep in mind while handling our jewellery –

  • There is jewelry you wear all day long, and then there’s jewelry you reserve for the special occasions

If you want to make those John Hardy Rings you got this week last all through summer, wear them out to dinner with your friends or even a business party, but make sure to take them out when doing the dishes, exercise etc. – basically, any activity that will bring the jewelry in contact with water or sweat.

If you find the jewellery to be damp when you take it out, make sure it is well and dry before you put them back in the box.

  • Decide on a clear place to store our pieces

This will ensure that these pieces do not come into contact with all the other jewellery you have. This prevents your John Hardy Classic chains from rubbing it against them and developing any scratches.

  • Treat our jewelry as the final showstopper while getting ready

We know you can’t wait to put on your John Hardy Classic chain but wait till after you have applied your foundation, creams, and lotions.

That way, you won’t expose the metal to corrosive materials and risk the shine fading off of the jewellery any time before it has to.

And as a continuation, when you come back home after a long day, do not forget to wipe the jewellery with a wet wipe.

  • And here’s how you can clean them thoroughly

It is advisable to take time to clean the jewellery after every 3-4 years.

Use a mild cleanser that does not bleach or is harsh on the silver. To remove dirt from the grooves and nooks, use a gentle toothbrush, usually one that is for children because their bristles are softer. This process should not take more than a couple of minutes – work it through in a way that does not keep the metal in water and soap for too long. If you want an even more shiny and polished result, wash them for 20 minutes with a diluted solution of vinegar.

For our jewellery consisting of gemstones, you can use lukewarm water with soap in it to clean it well.

  • Additional tips while cleaning the jewelry

Beware of silver cleaners when looking for products to clean the jewellery with – they contain abrasives that are again, harmful for the jewellery’s gleam.

The solutions or water you use should not be too hot or too cold in temperature – lukewarm works just fine. This is so because many of our pieces are embellished with stones that are porous, and extreme temperatures can be damaging.

To protect the finish on your John Hardy Naga pieces for a long time, try not to use baking soda and harsh substances like it often.

  • A special for those who own our soft jewelry

As mentioned, many of our products have porous stones. These are stones like Coral, Emerald, opals, pearls, amber etc. There are special measures you should take if you want to prolong their life.

For starters, do not soak them in water or any other liquid. Doing this only leads to your stones coming out with way less shine than they went in with.

Keep your stones away from hairsprays, perfumes or body mists too. The chemicals in these products are not meant to interact with your precious silver jewellery. The reason why we advise against tough cleaning is that often, the natural flaws or gaps in the metal or stones are filled in with oils, and cleaning like that removes those oils leading to a loss in shine and overall polishing.

  • And a note for those who own our hard jewelry

You may be wondering why even “hard” jewellery needs careful cleaning.

They are called hard only because of their higher resistance to scratches, which means they are prone to cracks or chipping as well. So, make sure to follow the above precautions for these too.

  • Take the jewelry to the store once in a while

Be it our John Hardy Dot or John Hardy Naga pieces, all valuable jewellery needs to be inspected upon by a piece of jewelry to make sure the prongs etc. are tight and not loose in any way.

Also, if you are looking to buy from a reliable online store, Mulloys Fine Jewelry is a reliable store for all your needs.

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