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!