How to care about Beauty
Avoid contact with water
The beauty of jewellery is durable but delicate and fragile at the same time. By following certain guidelines, you will enjoy the shine of your jewellery for a long time. The majority of jewellery pieces can be flawed by direct contact with water, both the tap water as well as seawater. Its ingredients may have an impact on how the jewellery looks: it can lose its shine and change its colour. This is especially true of pearls and mother of pearl, which is delicate and sensitive. Every type of jewellery should be taken off before bathing or washing dishes.
Protect it from chemicals
The ingredients of detergents used in the kitchen and bathroom as well as such cosmetics as hairsprays, deodorants and perfumes can cause discolouration of the jewellery or the skin that has contact with it. In most cases jewellery is not made from pure ore but from its alloys, which react with many different substances. Chemicals can also damage those jewellery elements that are made from natural or organic stones (pearls, amber), causing them to grow dull or delaminate.
Store it carefully
Storing jewellery in the right way is very important. Every piece of jewellery should be wrapped in a soft cloth and tightly closed in a separate pouch. In this way it will be protected from getting damaged, dusty, etc. A good place to store jewellery is a special jewel case available in jewellery shops. It is recommended to have the jewellery treated by a professional from time to time.
Remember it's light and delicate
An asset of the jewellery made from gold using the thin-walled casting technology, so-called “blown”, is its relatively small weight. At the same time such jewellery has to be treated with special care because – as a result of being hit or squashed – it can be irreversibly damaged.
Thin, delicate chains should be treated with care. If they catch on anything, they can be broken or deformed, even while you sleep. After taking the chain off, it shouldn’t be bent or folded too tight because it may cause irreversible deformation or bend.
Treat it with respect
Gemstones, natural stones and pearls that decorate jewellery are particularly exposed to falling out, breaking, catching and being damaged as a result of random events. Jewellery should be taken off before starting any housework, going to bed, playing sports or doing other activities.
Look after sensitive surfaces
You should avoid situations when the jewellery surfaces with a brilliant cut, satin finish, gilding, rhodium plating or patination – which create only a thin external layer – are exposed to being worn off because their structure may be damaged.
Pay attention to gilding
Gilding on silver jewellery wears off in a natural way. In order to slow this process down you should follow a few simple rules. The more often you put the jewellery on, the faster it wears off. Therefore, we should avoid having the jewellery on while doing any housework or sleeping. Gilding will be worn off while having contact with water, perfumes and other cosmetics as well as the skin (depending on the pH). Jewellery discolouration is not a product flaw and is not subject to complaint.
Make it shine again
The best care treatment is removing dust from the jewellery systematically. It is recommended to use a special cloth. You should not clean the jewellery that is really dirty yourself, especially using cleaning and polishing products. From time to time you should take your jewellery to be tended by a professional in a jewellery shop. All the jewellery purchased in YES shops and on the YES.pl website can be brought to any YES shop and cleaned by a professional.