Caring for Your Cremation Jewelry
Posted on 26 April 2016
Cleaning and Maintenance Tips.
Once you have purchased your cremation jewelry and have completed the remembrance process by adding ashes or desired ingredients, you might be wondering how to keep your jewelry clean and just as beautiful as it was on the day you received it. This guide will help you keep your jewelry looking great, allowing you to wear it every day. Keep in mind that some of our pieces will require special instructions. If you have any questions before cleaning your jewelry, please ask.
Cleaning Your Jewelry
Most of our pieces are made from stainless steel, which is a steel alloy that will not corrode or rust. It’s durable but it can become scratched or stained if not cared for. Luckily, stainless steel is pretty easy to clean.
First, pour warm water into a bowl with mild dishwashing soap. Dip a lint-free cloth into the soapy water and use it to gently wipe the jewelry until clean. Wipe off any remaining soap with a moist cloth. Dry your jewelry with a clean towel and then allow it to sit out and air dry. You can then use a polishing cloth to shine your jewelry.
Storing Your Jewelry
Keep in mind that your jewelry can scratch. There might be days or events where it would be best not to wear your jewelry, in order to keep it safe. There are preferred ways of storing your jewelry, especially those as precious as cremation jewelry.
When storing, make sure that your jewelry comes into little or no contact with other pieces. If possible, store it alone or in an individual bag or pouch among other jewelry pieces.
If your jewelry does happen to get a scratch or two, a jeweler should be able to professionally polish it and remove the scratch.
Wearing Your Jewelry Safely
When you own something as precious and dear to your heart as cremation jewelry, you may want to wear it all the time. But in order to keep it safe, you should follow a few guidelines.
First, avoid wearing your jewelry in the shower or to sleep. While it should be completely sealed (you should always use glue when sealing your jewelry), an improperly sealed or damaged pendant could take on water. You should also remove the jewelry while sleeping to prevent a chain from tangling or breaking.
Be careful when doing out of the norm activities. If there is a chance that your jewelry could become snagged, tangled, scratched or endure any other devastating blow, it is best to remove the jewelry. Always store it safely to avoid scratches and never leave it out in the open in public or somewhere you don’t trust.
At Johnston’s Cremation Jewelry, we want you to keep your jewelry safe and stunning for years to come. We are always here to answer any questions and address any concerns regarding the care of our products.