Tips to care for silver, stone-studded jewellery



1.Vinegar: Get half cup of white vinegar and 2 tablespoon of baking soda into a pan and shrug the baking soda and vinegar four to five times with a spoon to mix the two ingredients will you see a bubbling reaction. Place your jewellery into the solution and allow it to be there for two to three hours. Remove the jewellery from the container and swill it under running water to remove the vinegar and baking soda residue. Dry the jewellery with a soft and clean cloth before storing in a clean pouch

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2. Aluminium foil: Simply set a small bowl with aluminium foil and fill it with hot water. Mix in one tablespoon of bleach-free powdered laundry detergent and put the jewellery in the solution for one minute to soak it out. This procedure use the chemical process known as ion exchange to clean up the surfaces of ornaments. Rinse well, air-dry and store in pouch for ready-to wear occasions.


3. Ammonia solution: Ammonia solution also cleanses the tarnish from silver. Make a solution by mixing altogether 1-2 tablespoons of ammonia, 1 teaspoon of liquid dishwasher and 1/4 cup of water. Dip a cotton swab or take a soft bristled toothbrush, and clean the surface of the jewellery gently. If the tarnish is too obdurate than dip the jewels in the solution to take it off easily.

Maintaing and storing your silver or stone-studded jewellery:

1. Silver or stone-studded jewellery should never be kept with other metals or in the open.

2. Your silver trinkets should be tightly packed while storing them in a small zippered plastic bag. It will not only hold your jewels in a good condition but would also prevent other jewellery from rubbing with each other which can cause scratches. The jewellery would be shielded from the air, which can causes fast discoloration.

3.Don't ever leave your silver jewellery lying around against bare timber as it consists of an acid that will surely tarnish the exterior of the silver, also shield it from paper as well as cardboard, since they are lumber pulp produces which would yield similar result, so avoid keeping silver in envelopes or even in small cardboard boxes as well. 

4. You can also purchase some anti-tarnish pads and line the base of your jewellery box. 


5. Allow body lotions and perfumes to dry completely before putting on the glistening jewels onto yourself as the chemicals present in them would bond and react with the copper and alloys present in silver which would in-turn speed up the process of tarnishing dramatically. 

6. Removing your jewellery while you bath or swim isn't necessary; just rinse with soap and water afterwards to clean off the residual chemicals from your jewels. 

7. If you do stain your jewellery with make-up, perfumes, foods and drinks, then rinse immediately with water and soap.


Pearl Information


For centuries, pearls have been a symbol of beauty and purity. Today, they are regarded as both classic and contemporary, coming in many more fashionable styles than your grandmother’s traditional strand of pearls.

Learning about types of pearls is important when adding items to your jewelry collection.

Pearls, natural or cultured, are formed when a mollusk produces layers of nacre (pronounced NAY-kur) around some type of irritant inside its shell. In natural pearls, the irritant may be another organism from the water. In cultured pearls, a mother-of-pearl bead or a piece of tissue is inserted (by man) into the mollusk to start the process. 

For both, the quality of the nacre dictates the quality of the luster, or shine of the pearl, which is very important to its beauty and its value. The surface of the pearl should be smooth and free of marks while the overall shape could be round, oval, pear-shaped, or even misshapen. Misshapen pearls are called baroque pearls.

Necklaces can also be classified as uniform (where all pearls are about the same size) or graduated (pearls change uniformly from ends to center).

Natural pearls are extremely rare. Historically, many were found in the Persian Gulf; unfortunately, today, most have already been harvested. You may be able to purchase small, natural pearls, but they will be costly.

Cultured pearls are grown in pearl farms. The mollusks are raised until they are old enough to accept the mother-of-pearl bead nucleus. Through a delicate surgical procedure, the technician implants the bead and then the mollusks are returned to the water and cared for while the pearl forms.

Stone Information


Natural Stones are quarried out of mountains or underground from all over the world and then cut into blocks.

The various sized stone blocks are then transported to the cutting and finishing plants where the stones are cut into various sizes and shapes and then the face is finished into a polished, honed, flamed, brushed, hammered, etc. based on the customer’s specifications.

One beautiful characteristic of natural stone is that there are no two pieces of natural stone alike. Some stones may have extreme variation in color and veining from tile to tile or slab to slab.

This characteristic is common in many types of stone, and is part of the inherent beauty of using a natural product in your home or project.

Marble is a metamorphic rock resulting from the recrystallization of limestone. Commercially, however, all calcareous rocks produced by nature and capable of taking a polish are called marbles, as are some dolomite and serpentine rocks. (See "Glossary" for clarification.) The groupings – A, B, C, and D – should be taken into account when specifying marble, for all marbles are not suitable for all building applications. This is particularly true of the comparatively fragile marbles classified under Groups C and D, which may require additional fabrication before or during installation. These four groups are:

  • GROUP A: Sound marbles with uniform and favorable working qualities; containing no geological flaws or voids.
  • GROUP B: Marbles are similar in character to the proceeding group, but with less favorable working qualities; may have natural faults; a limited amount of whizzing, sticking and filling may be required.
  • GROUP C: Marbles with some variations in working qualities: geological flaws, voids, veins and lines of separation are common. It is standard to repair these variations by one or more of several methods–whizzing, sticking, filling or cementing. Liners and other forms of reinforcement are used when necessary.
  • GROUP D: Marbles similar to the preceding group, but containing a larger proportion of natural faults, maximum variations in working qualities, and requiring more of the same methods of finishing. This group compromises many of the highly colored marbles prized for their decorative values.