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Last Updated Wednesday July 12 2017 08:04 AM IST

Here's how to keep your gold ornaments shining & gleaming

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Ever pondered ways to keep your favorite piece of jewelry always with sheen?It takes little effort to make them look as new as ever. It is important to wear, clean and store them in the proper way to ensure this.

Avoid wearing jewelry to shower, in the pool or during any activity in contact with water. It is also important to keep perfumes, harsh cosmetics and make-up away from your jewelry pieces, say experts.

» Use an eraser to wipe off the marks on gold, jadau and polki jewelry. It is not a good method to clean your jewelry with water as the humidity tends to rust the jewelry.

» Use a mild glass cleanser to clean your diamond and other stone jewelry pieces. To avoid scratches while cleaning, use a soft bristle brush to remove the dirt particles. Use baking soda powder with one tablespoon of water to remove the grim. After all the cleaning is done, use a linen cloth to wipe the jewelry dry.

» Professional cleaning and polishing process to the daily wear pieces once a year is also recommended. Also, one should annually get their jewelry checked to ensure the settings and mountings.

» Pearl jewelry must be prevented from contact with soap, water or perfumes. Jewelry should not be bent, it should be placed flat on a soft fabric to avoid scratches.

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