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Interesting Facts You Need to Know About Fine Jewelry

At SJ Custom Jewelers, we are dedicated to providing fine jewelry pieces that you will surely fall in love with. We also want to share a few things that will help you take good care of your precious jewelry.


If not cleaned regularly, bridal jewelry, which is worn on a daily basis, can appear like they have lost their sparkle. Lotions also coat a film on the diamonds of engagement rings and wedding bands, which reduces their luster. We recommend not wearing diamond jewelry while doing rough work and avoid chlorinated pools and hot tubs.

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Buying a gemstone is a very different experience than buying a diamond. Oftentimes, gemstones are selected based on favorite colors, wardrobe matches, personality, and fashion trends. While both precious stones are classified using the 4Cs, each gemstone is judged separately. For example, a sapphire is compared to another sapphire, but wouldn't be compared to an emerald or aquamarine.

Jewelry Care

Before Bed
The fibers on your beddings rub against your jewelry while you toss and turn during your sleep. This makes the metal thin and also affects its durability.

When Swimming
Chlorine in pools and salt in ocean water can strip the metal and reduce its sheen.

When Doing Physical Activities
A lot of accidents involving jewelry have been recorded. Eliminate your chances of getting one by simply taking your jewelry off.

Wear your jewelry only after applying your skincare products, cosmetics, hair care products, and perfumes. These products build up on your rings and necklaces, which reduces their brilliance and durability.

Place your jewelry somewhere dry. Humidity can accelerate tarnishing and reduce the metal’s luster.