>Make Life Easy …
>Make Life Easy …
>The Apple Tree Cafe & New Bracelets
We are going to be visiting The Apple Tree Cafe at 2060 Moggil Road, Kenmore on March 30th. The Apple Tree is a fabulous restaurant/cafe …\they have a wonderful coffee and cake special $5.90 so drop by and treat yourself.
>Caring for Silver …
A popular Enjoy Jewellery Necklace is the Personalised Name Necklace which is engraved with the names of your choice on sterling silver tags. All parts of this necklace (balls, chain and tags) are all sterling silver – therefore require looking after.
Enjoy Jewellery provides you with a cleaning cloth when you purchase your Personalised Name Necklace – this is perfect to use to clean your silver. Use a low abrasive cleaner to remove some light tarnish. NEVER USE BLEACH TO CLEAN JEWELLERY. Some people will use toothpaste, but this is debated since some believe it may be too abrasive. If you wear your jewellery continually, sterling silver will develop a patina. This is a glow, combined with the darkened area. Some people prefer this look, but if you want the shiny look simply use a silver polish.
To avoid tarnishing, try to avoid the following:
* Applying hair colours or permanent solutions while wearing your jewellery.
* Showering or swimming with your jewellery on.
* Body lotions, hair spray, suntan lotions, or oils of any kind on your jewellery.
* Physical Activities (Sweat).
* Never removing your jewellery.
Another method of cleaning silver of fingerprints, and light grease/dirt is to use mild liquid soap, in a half cup of warm water. Make sure it is completely dry when finished.
Ultrasonic cleaners are great when cleaning certain pieces of jewellery. However, if you have many types of gemstones use caution when using one of these cleaners.
If your jewellery has gemstones, you will need to factor this into your cleaning methods. Some gemstones are soft, and can have the polish on the stone harmed. General rules to remember for cleaning gemstones is to NOT use toothpaste, especially for amber, lapis, and turquoise. The abrasive nature of toothpaste will scratch the surface. While many recommend toothpaste as a cleaner, it is not recommended by professional jewellers. Do not use it for soft stones at all.
We used Goddard’s Silver Foam to clean up these Personalised Name Necklaces, you can see the different between the dirty (Katya, Emra, Gianna) necklace and the clean one (Angus etc) We also use jewellery cloths to keep them clean (i keep one in my bag and just polish when i am waiting for the girls at dancing or at medicare etc) Some skin types turn jewellery dirty quicker … i fall into this catagory. Which makes wearing jewellery a little more higher maintenance. You can see the difference from the dirty to the clean …. a good way to start the week off!