Jay’s Jewellery Here again sharing some jewellery tips you really need to know and share with others!
How frustrating is it to have a knot on a fine chain and spend what seems like forever trying to pick it out? Well, we have the answer, Talcum Powder (Baby Powder). Yes, it is true. Sprinkle a little of this magic powder over the knotted area, unfold a couple of paper clips (or similar fine object) and use to tease the knot out. The talcum powder acts as a lubricant to reduce friction and allow the knot to come loose.
Silver naturally tarnishes for various reasons. Best way to prevent this is to wear it regularly. However, if you have silver that is tarnished then here is the solution. Get a ceramic bowl and some tin foil. Cover the bowl with tin foil (shiny side up) and fill with warm water. Add a teaspoon of baking powder, a teaspoon of salt and a dash of white vinegar. Allow it to dissolve and add your silver for 5 minutes and then rinse with water. Your silver will be nice and shiny again. Be careful with any natural gemstones, if uncertain, always ask a professional.
So you have seen a beautiful ring online that you wish to buy but don’t know your ring size? Well this is simple. All you need is a strip of paper, a pencil and a ruler. Wrap a thin strip of paper around the required finger, mark where the paper rejoins itself with the pencil. Measure from the edge of the paper to the mark, this measurement is the circumference. Now go to a search engine and search ‘Ring Size Conversion Chart’, search for your measurement in the circumference section and follow it to the column of your ring size, easy!
We all know storing pairs of earrings is a pain. So we advise you use buttons. Yes, buttons! Using the four holes in the centre of a button where the thread goes, this is the perfect place to pair your earrings so that you never lose them again!
Want to make your diamond shiny again? Fill a bowl with hot water and add some washing up liquid. Now using a soft bristle toothbrush, moisten both the ring and the toothbrush and gently rub around your diamonds, gently removing the daily grime that builds up. Be sure that all your diamonds are secure and not loose, if unsure you can always ask a jeweller to kindly check for you.