While you may be too excited about your newly proliferating collection of stainless steel jewelry, you may have to learn a bit more about their care and maintenance. Owning a jewelry is not the end but the starting rather, as you care for it, clean it, polish it from time to time, and wear and take it off with care, and most importantly store it in the right place at the right conditions. Are you doing all that properly for your steel jewelry? If not, then read on to know more how you can take the best care for the jewelry.
Why you should clean your steel jewelry?
You should clean your stainless steel jewelry because; the pieces that are coming in contact of the body will accumulate body salts and sweat from the skin. Besides, the body oil or sebum, and the dirt and dust from outdoors, all combines to form a thin layer of the jewelry, and you would understand its presence when you press it with your fingers and release, and would find your finger impression on the piece. This happens because the surface is not clean, and an unclean surface won't give you that shine too.
How to clean your steel jewelry?
The first thing you must be sure is that the jewelry of steel you have bought is of stainless steel, because to clean it, you would need to bring it in contact with water. And if your steel is not stainless, it would catch rust in a wash or two.
To simply clean the jewelry do the following:
- Take a dry and smooth cloth.
- Wipe your jewelry with the cloth
- Rub every side till it's totally clean.
- If the piece of jewelry is clean, then you may not need more cleaning with water. But if it's still a bit greasy, and the luster isn't back yet, then you will have to use a little water here.
The process of water cleaning is described here:
- Take a little water in a bowl.
- Pour a few drops of mild soap in it.
- Dip a cloth in it, and then rub the piece of jewelry so that lather is formed.
- Then rinse and wash it with clean water.
Repeat the steps once or twice to get your totally clean and lustrous pieces of stainless steel jewelry.
Testing the process
While you have not mastered the art of cleaning your jewelry yet, you may try with a small pendant. The stainless steel pendants would demand the least effort from you in cleaning. Simply try the cleaning on a small pendant. The pendant designs for men in stainless steel are really easy to clean, with mostly flat designs. Hence, maintenance would be easy.
Stylish stainless steel pendants are available for the men and women both, and you would love to see how they last real long and without much care. You need not protect them from weathering or smoke etc, and they will continue to be in good condition for years.