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How to Take Care of Meteorite Jewellery

How to Take Care of Meteorite Jewellery

Jewellery can be either an investment – those heirloom pieces or just one of the stylish stocking fillers – the glittering costume jewellery, and for many people, jewellery also has a sentimental value. Therefore, it is important to take good care of your jewellery to ensure that they are looking good for years to come. Whether it is a silver ring, a meteorite bracelet with precious gemstones, follow our jewellery caring guide and you are all set. 

Storage

To maintain a good condition of your jewellery and to reduce unnecessary scratches, you’d better store the jewellery separately in sealed plastic bags in a jewellery box or in separate compartments of your jewellery box. Keep them away from sunlight, damp condition or excessive heat.

Wear

Avoid wearing your jewellery during sleeping, cooking, cleaning, swimming, showering and particularly sporting and gym activities. When applying cosmetics/lotions/oils and perfumes, you’d better let them dry before putting on your jewellery. Avoid contact with rain, chlorinated water and other chemicals. Meteorite, pearls and opals are particularly vulnerable to acids, even perspiration.

How to Clean Meteorite Jewellery

Meteorite used in AWNL jewellery is an iron based Muonionalusta and therefore does have the potential to rust. There is nothing that will permanently prevent meteorite from rusting; however, you can do it yourself by following the instructions below.

**IMPORTANT**If your items contains other materials including gemstones and sterling silver, you must cover these sections with high-quality, waterproof tape or electrician's tape before cleaning the meteorite.

  1. Things you will need:
  2. Toothbrush
  3. Paper Towel or Soft Cloth
  4. Gunmetal Oil
  5. 90% Rubbing Alcohol
  6. Cotton Swabs (if item contains other materials or gemstones)

Step 1: Apply the alcohol
Since most of AWNL meteorite jewellery consists of other material rather than pure meteorite, we suggest that you use a cotton swab to apply the alcohol to the meteorite section(s) and then gently scrub with toothbrush, periodically.

Step 2: Dry the item with the paper towel or cloth and then air dry for at least 20 minutes.

Step 3: Apply a small amount of gunmetal oil to the dry toothbrush and scrub the meteorite gently. Wipe off excess oil with a clean, dry paper towel or cloth. Gunmetal oil is a great water-repellent that helps keep your ring safe and beautiful!

Repeat above steps if necessary.

How to Clean Gemstone Jewellery

After a relatively long period of time, white spots may appear in places where the gemstone (Nuummite, Tiger eye, etc) was touched or scratched. They can be easily removed through gentle rubbing with your fingers and "oiling" it. You can bring back the lustre to your gemstones by gently washing it in a solution of lukewarm water and a small amount of mild washing liquid or simply polish it with a soft cloth we prepared in the packing box for you.

Be sure to rinse well to remove soapy residue. As with most gemstones, ultrasonic cleaners and steamers are not recommended.

How to Clean Sterling Silver Jewellery

Cleaning silver jewellery using a piece of silver cleaning cloth is simply the easiest way. The cleaning cloth should be soft and infused with anti-tarnishing agents. However, you can also use soapy liquid even you don’t have the cleaning cloth at hand.

  • Soak a few drops of washing-up liquid in a bowl of warm water and add silver jewellery to soak for ten minutes.
  • Rub the silver with a cleaning brush.
  • Rinse the piece with clean warm water.
  • Air dry.


For stubborn tarnishing, you can use a mixture of white vinegar and water

  • Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a bowl.
  • Soak a clean toothbrush in the solution and brush the tarnishing area.
  • Rinse and air dry.

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