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Ring Care Tips When Using Hand Sanitizers!

Ring Care Tips When Using Hand Sanitizers!

Hand sanitizers and cleaning products have been a staple this year with Covid-19, but they can obscure the beauty of your jewellery. 

From our research, most gel-based alcohol hand sanitizers are safe for nonporous gemstones, gold, silver, and platinum.

Organic gemstones such as pearls and coral should avoid all hand sanitizers.

Chlorine-based sanitizers can cause discolouration of silver jewellery and cause cracking in low karat gold (8kt, 9kt, and 10kt.) Chlorine can also have a harmful effect on white gold in higher karats if exposed to it repeatedly.

Please remove jewellery that may come in contact with chlorine-based sanitizers. If your piece has been exposed, please rinse it as soon as you can.

**We recommend taking off your rings before applying hand sanitizer and waiting until it has dried before placing the rings back on. This step will help decrease a build-up and keep your rings cleaner for longer!**

To remove existing build-up and keep your jewellery shiny and clean, we recommend soaking your rings once a week in a warm water and dish soap solution and brushing them gently with a toothbrush. Refer to video below:

Just a reminder, if you're uncertain about doing it yourself, we offer free cleaning and polishing on Era Design pieces at our storefront, so give us a call or book an appointment on our website!

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