KHIRY Product Care

How to Care for Plated Jewelry

General Care Instructions: Friction between your skin and the plated jewelry can slowly rub off the plating. Also, exposure to water, sweat, soap, perfume and other chemicals can cause plating to fade. To take care of plated jewelry, you should:Avoid getting the jewelry wet with water, soap, perfume, lotion and other chemicals. If the jewelry does get wet, wipe it immediately with a soft cloth.Avoid getting the jewelry wet with your sweat. Remove the jewelry when you are going to engage in some strenuous physical activity.Remove the plated jewelry when you sleep at night to reduce contact with bare skin.Store the jewelry in a dry place. Also, it is best to store the plated jewelry separate from other plated jewelry (either you keep them in individual pouches or separate them in the jewelry box). Do not store or keep several plated jewelry in a single bin. Several plated jewelry items in a single bin will rub or scratch against each other and will cause the plating to fade faster. 

How to Care for Gold and Diamonds

Mix a small amount of mild dish detergent with warm water in a bowl. Put the jewelry into the bowl and let sit for a few minutes. Use a soft toothbrush to gently scrub the jewelry. Remove item from soapy water, rinse it and dry thoroughly with a soft polishing cloth. You can also use a polishing cloth for extra shine and to remove any tarnish. You can also bring your diamond rings to a reputable jeweler and ask if they can put your piece in their ultrasonic cleanser. 

How to Care for Silver

Silver tarnishes quite quickly when it comes into contact with oxygen or sulphur. The best measure to prevent this is wearing your silver jewelry often. The oils in your skin help prevent tarnish. When storing your silver jewelry, use an airtight plastic bag and if you can, put in a piece of chalk or a silica gel If your silver is tarnished the best way to clean it is with a jewelry polishing cloth. There are also many viable home remedies for cleaning silver online. Just remember that silver is very soft so use something like a very soft toothbrush to avoid scratching.