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Jewel care

entertainment Updated: Oct 14, 2010 03:55 IST

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Are you worried about your jewellery that doesn't have that shine anymore or is tarnishing with every passing day. Read on to know how to take care of your priced possessions.

1. Caring diamonds:

Soak the diamond ornaments in a solution of water and mild dish soap. Take a soft brush to clear the dirt and then rinse it in warm water. Use a lint-free cloth to avoid scratches.

2. Silver stroke:

Get a non-abrasive polish from the local market that contains anti-tarnish substance. Apply the polish with a flannel cloth and then wipe it off. To remove tarnishes in silver, get a silver dip, which comes both in liquid and paste.

3. Pearl jam:

Never expose your pearl accessories to chemicals, sharp objects and sunlight. Always wear your pearl jewellery after the make-up is done. Use a soft damp cloth to clean the pearls. Shine your pearls, using a wee bit of olive oil .

4. Gem care:

Don’t place two gems together, to avoid scratches. Always use mild dish wash and then use cotton swabs to clean and rinse them.

5. Gold touch:

Make a solution of toothpaste or mild liquid detergent with lukewarm water. Dip your gold ornaments for 15 minutes in the solution and clean it with a soft toothbrush. Once the dirt unsettles, wipe off the water, using a soft cotton cloth and finally use polish for shine.