Caring for Your Silver Jewelry
proper care, your fine quality silver medical ID jewelry will last a lifetime. To
minimize scratches and other damage, store your silver
medical ID jewelry
either in a cloth pouch or in a separate compartment in your
jewelry box. Avoid exposing your silver
medical ID jewelry to household chemicals
when cleaning with bleach or ammonia, or when swimming in
chlorinated water, as these chemicals can damage silver.
Care should also be taken to prevent silver
medical ID jewelry tarnish build-up, a
dulling that naturally occurs when silver reacts with sulfur or
hydrogen sulfide in the ambient air. To clean your silver
medical ID jewelry, use
polishes formulated specifically to remove tarnish. You can find
fine silver polishes, solutions, or cloths appropriate to remove
tarnish at most hardware stores or specialty craft stores.
Tarnish is most easily removed when it first becomes visible.
Although wearing your silver
medical ID jewelry often is the best way to
prevent tarnish from building up, regular cleanings of all your
silver items will prevent tarnish and keep your silver bright
Look for the fineness mark and the maker's mark on the underside
of the silver item you are considering to ensure the quality.
Safe Ways to Clean Pearl Jewelry
pearls most of us wear today as apart of medical ID bracelets
are cultured pearls, their existence initiated by humans who
insert a bead or other object into an oyster or clam. The clam
coats the foreigner with nacre, the patina that gives pearls
their unique appearance.
The depth of the nacre coating depends on the
type of creature involved, the water it lives in, and how long
the intruder is left in place before it is removed. As nacre
thickness increases, so does the quality and durability of the
jewelry worn regularly collects residue caused by soaps,
makeup, perfume exposure to skin and other chemicals. Therefore, it needs to be
cleaned periodically. After you wear medical
ID bracelet, just wipe
pearl off with a soft cloth
or chamois, which may be dry or damp to prevent dirt from accumulating and keep
perspiration, which is slightly acidic, from eating away nacre. You can even
use a drop of olive oil on the cloth to help maintain their luster.
Caring for Your Pearls
Even cultured pearls with thicker coatings
used in medical ID jewelry are
more fragile than most other gemstones, so you must handle them
carefully to keep them in the best condition.
medical ID bracelets pearls will stay
cleaner if you put them on after you've applied your makeup
- Be sure to take off your
pearl medical ID jewelry before you apply hand and body creams.
- Wipe your
medical ID jewelry pearls with a
soft, lint-free cloth as soon as you take them off.
The cloth can be dampened with water or it can be dry. If damp,
allow the pearls to air dry before putting them away.
- Dirty pearls can be
cleaned with a mild soap and water solution (try Ivory
- Never clean your
medical ID jewelry pearls
with solutions that contain ammonia, harsh detergents,
bleaches, powdered cleansers or ammonia based cleaners (like
- Don't put
medical ID jewelry pearl
in an ultrasonic or steam cleaner.
- Don't use toothbrushes, scouring pads, abrasive
cleaners or rub pearls with abrasive cloth. Both can wear away
the nacre coating, leaving you with a plain looking bead.
- Never store Pearl
medical ID jewelry in a plastic bag. Some types of plastic
emit a chemical that will cause the surface of your Pearls to deteriorate.
- Never use a hairdryer! Heat
can turn Pearls brown or dry them out and crack them.
Don't store your medical ID
jewelry pearls with other jewelry, because they can be scratched
easily when metal or gemstones rub against them. Try to keep
sterling silver or stainless steel medical ID tag away from
pearl bracelet to prevent damage. Find a special slot in your
jewelry box for the pearls medical bracelets, or keep them in a
soft bag made from chamois or another non-abrasive material.
Care and Cleaning
Swarovski Crystal Beads and Jewelry
used in your medical ID jewelry like some attention, when
choosing place to store. They may chip against hard surfaces
or when accidentally fallen on ceramic or stone floor. Store
crystal medical bracelets or jewelry in soft or card board
plastic containers or bags, or jewelry wraps.
clear and colored crystal beads may be safely cleaned in any
of the following:
a hot rinse, air dry, and minimize finger prints when
handling for best brilliance.
Some useful tips when shopping for jewelry
- Never buy a jewelry
cleaner that has a warning label. The product could damage
or ruin your jewelry.
- Ammonia is a toxic
chemical and is not only life threatening but could damage
some of your jewelry beyond repair. It also leaves a film
on your jewelry.
- Can the jewelry
cleaner remove paint, tar, grease and concrete with no brushing or scrubbing
safely? Never buy or use a jewelry cleaner that has harsh chemicals,
alcohol, acid or soap.
Did You Know:
Natural pearls are sold by carat
weight, but cultured pearls are sold by their size in