Cartier La Dona de Cartier Ladies Watch W640020H
The care and feeding of Cartier La Dona de Cartier Ladies Watch W640020H!!! Well the truth of the matter is this — if we truly enjoy something and want it to last longer, it will require some effort on our part.Sometimes designers look at their pieces as special and take pride in using the best of materials and workmanship while keeping it affordable at the same time.Following are some hints that should, with a little effort, keep your handcrafted custom jewelry sparkling and ready to be worn for any occasion.It is important to remember there are many types of material used in creating handcrafted custom pieces. These are colorful , unique stones, glass, crystals, sterling silver, base metal, bone, ceramic, pearls, wood beads as well as man-made treasures. Some gems are treated or dyed to enhance the quality and durability. This practice is quite common and acceptable in the industry.PEARLS:A pearl is essentially alkaline in composition which makes all acidic substances it enemy, from perfume to salad dressing.To clean pearls: Simply use a dry or damp soft cloth. They can be cleaned in soapy water – a bar of plain soap (castile) and not detergent. If they have been sprayed directly with perfume or hair spray then you will want to do a quick wash to make certain the acid doesnt discolor your pearls or eat away their su***ce. HINT: Put on your pearls last after all the makeup, perfume and hair spray.To store pearls: Pearls should be kept in a separate pouch or case to avoid rubbing against other jewelry with sharp edges which could scratch the pearls su***ce. NEVER store pearls in an airtight container. Pearls need moisture to maintain their luster. DO wear pearls regularly to give then the advantage of contact with the natural oils in your skin.CRYSTALS:To clean your crystals: A polishing cloth may be used regularly. If soiled, use a soft brush to wash your crystals in lukewarm water with a small amount of liquid detergent. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft, lint-free towel and finish with a polishing cloth to remove fingerprints. Do NOT use sonic cleaners, boiling water or commercial Cartier La Dona de Cartier Ladies Watch W640020H cleaners as they may contain alcohol or ammonia and may cause damage to the crystal or plating.OPAQUE GEMSTONES:Clean opaque stones – opals, lapis, jade, turquoise and malachite – by wiping with a soft cloth after each use. Avoid used soap and water as these could possibly be absorbed by the gemstone.TRANSPARENT GEMSTONES:Fill a container (not a sink) with water and a tiny amount of liquid soap. Allow gemstones to soak, then use a soft brush to clean the stones. Rinse thoroughly and lay on a soft cloth to air dry.METALS:There are so many different types of findings and chain available today it is definitely confusing. The basics are: PRECIOUS METALS ARE: 14 karat gold, gold or silver plate, gold or silver filled, vermeil, gold or silver finished, sterling silver, fine silver, platinum and rhodium. Everything else is referred to as base metal. COMMON EXAMPLES OF BASE METAL ARE: brass, copper, gunmetal, nickel silver, niobium (hypo allergenic), pewter, stainless steel and titanium.The most common complaint found with metal is tarnish. What is tarnish??? Tarnish is simply a discoloration due to air climate and other contamination. SILVER especially should be stored in a zip lock bag or any container somewhere other than the bathroom. To protect silver from perfumes and lotions, make it the last thing you put on in the morning and the first thing you take off in the evening. Also be aware that latex or rubber bands can actually burn silver.To clean metal there are several options. Available for purchase one can find silver guard anti-tarnish bags or anti-tarnish strips that can be placed along with the jewelry in a zip lock bag (except pearls). Also, there are several cleaning solutions available in the market place today. Just be sure to read the directions and warnings prior to purchase.Also, something *** that works well is toothpaste (not gel) and a soft toothbrush. Rinse well and dry with a soft towel.Sharon Cole was born in 1945 in Gary, Indiana. She taught her first craft class when she was 12 years old. Over the years she learned to sew, knit, crochet, and decorate. Her love of jewelry was fueled again when her sister started a rosary ministry *** hand-knotted rosaries for ACTS retreats and the local hospital chaplain. Shortly thereafter she started working with semi-precious stones and started to design and string Cartier La Dona de Cartier Ladies Watch W640020H.