When it comes to your cherished jewelry, proper care and maintenance are essential to preserve its beauty and longevity. From regular cleaning routines to appropriate storage practices, this blog post will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to care for your jewelry effectively. Let's explore practical tips that will keep your jewelry looking stunning for years to come.


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Regular Cleaning

To maintain the sparkle and allure of your jewelry, regular cleaning is crucial. Here are some practical cleaning methods for various types of jewelry:

a. Diamond and Gemstone Jewelry:

  • Create a solution of warm water and a mild dish soap.

  • Soak your jewelry in the solution for a few minutes.

  • Gently scrub the jewelry with a soft toothbrush to remove dirt and debris.

  • Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.

b. Gold Jewelry:

  • Make a mixture of mild dish soap and warm water.

  • Use a soft cloth or sponge to clean the jewelry gently.

  • Rinse with warm water and ensure the piece is completely dry to prevent tarnishing.

c. Silver Jewelry

  • Silver jewelry should not be cleaned with moisture, as it can cause tarnishing. The best way to clean silver jewelry is to use a dry polishing cloth.

  • In our store, we offer a specialized cleaning solution that is not water-based that can provide a deeper clean than a polishing cloth.

d. Pearl Jewelry:

  • Wipe pearls with a clean, damp cloth after each use to remove oils and dirt.

  • Avoid submerging pearls in water or using any harsh cleaning agents.

  • Store pearls separately to prevent scratches from other jewelry items.


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Handling with Care

Proper handling of your jewelry will minimize the risk of damage. Consider the following tips:

a. Avoid Contact with Chemicals:

  • Remove jewelry before applying lotions, perfumes, or hairspray.

  • Chemicals can cause discoloration and damage to both metals and gemstones.

b. Take Off Jewelry during Physical Activities:

  • Remove your jewelry before exercising, playing sports, or engaging in any strenuous activities.

  • Physical impact or exposure to harsh conditions may cause damage.

c. Protect Jewelry from Extreme Temperatures:

  • Avoid exposing your jewelry to extreme heat or cold, such as in saunas, hot tubs, or when swimming.

  • Sudden temperature changes can cause damage to gemstones or weaken the metal settings.

  • Proper Storage:Storing your jewelry correctly is crucial to prevent tangling, scratching, or other forms of damage.

a. Individual Compartments or Soft Pouches:

  • Store each piece of jewelry separately to prevent tangling and scratches.

  • Use jewelry boxes with individual compartments or soft pouches to keep them organized.

b. Keep Jewelry Away from Sunlight:

  • Prolonged exposure to sunlight can fade gemstones and damage delicate materials.

  • Store your jewelry in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.

c. Secure Clasps and Fastenings:

  • Before storing necklaces, chains, or bracelets, make sure to secure the clasps properly.

  • This prevents them from getting tangled or damaged.


Happy Girl Wearing Jewelry


Discover alluring jewelry near you in Knoxville, and Maryville, TN

Since 1983, Lamon Jewelers has been a family owned business that prioritizes customer experience and satisfaction. We’ve carefully curated an atmosphere that feels as warm and welcoming as home. Our log cabin jewelry store is filled with stunning jewelry for every occasion, and our team of experts is always ready to help.

We are a down-to-earth retailer that values honesty and respect for all clients. We always jump at the opportunity to provide a 5 star service. Our team is prepared to help you find the jewelry of your dreams to surprise someone special!

At Lamon Jewelry, you can also sell your diamonds or other gemstones, get your beloved piece repaired, and you can have your fashion jewelry custom-made especially for you! Pay us a visit at 11237 Parkside Drive in Knoxville or 715 Watkins Road in Maryville. It’s our pleasure to be a part of your special moment!