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Jewellery care in Holi

Strut out in style with your jewellery this Holi, but once the celebrations are over, remember to clean them in the right way and store in zip-lock bags to avoid pigmentation due to oxidisation. Here are some tips.

india Updated: Mar 16, 2011 00:30 IST

Here are some tips to keep your jewelery well this Diwali.



1 Clean with care:

Strut out in style with your jewellery this Holi, but once the celebrations are over, remember to clean them in the right way and store in zip-lock bags to avoid pigmentation due to oxidisation.



2 For platinum, silver and gold jewellery:

Dark spots appear when these metals are exposed to the wet skin. Use a soft brush to remove these marks with soap water.



3 Pearl play:

The layers of nacre, of which a pearl is made, are very soft and easily damaged. Pearls also eaten away by chemicals and alcohol. Wash cultured pearls in mild, soap water.



4 For diamond and gemstones:

Avoid wearing a delicate setting if you plan to play whole heartedly. However, if your diamonds get tinted, soak them in warm water, mixed with 1-2 drops of ammonia based household cleaner (like gentle liquid dishwasher). Use a gentle tooth brush to remove residues. Rinse thoroughly in plain water and air-dry.



5 Professional care:

You can also use professional cleaning sprays. Spray and leave for one minute and then rinse thoroughly in plain water.



(With inputs from Saraswathi Arjunan, Gordon Max)