Keep It Clean
I hope this email finds you and your loved ones well. despite the current state of affairs.
As your jeweler, I thought the best thing I could do was remind everyone to clean their jewelry, because little nasties can take up residence underneath set stones, especially rings, bracelets, and watch bands.
The best way to clean jewelry is to mix a cup of warm water and a little bit of liquid soap and let things soak for awhile. If you like, you can add a little Windex (or other ammonia-based product .)
Note: Don't use the Windex on pearls, opals, emeralds, or other fragile stones.
After a few minutes, take the jewelry and gently scrub it with a soft toothbrush. Rinse under running water, dry well with a lint-free cloth, and you'll have a clean treasure. Some jewelers suggest Dawn but I think any saponified liquid will do the job.
I do sell a really good cleaner that I use for $15 a bottle. It comes with a brush and is great for travel. Let me know and I'll pop a bottle into the mail for you.
We are Still Working: Custom Designs, Birthday Gifts, Appraisals
We are working hard on your pieces and finishing things as circumstances allow. If you need me, feel free to call or email. We can video-conference for stone consultations, share sketches through email and text,
and continue working together.
Now is a great time to send or bring me things for appraising, especially since the drive to organize our personal lives has taken hold. I can even do it online with you. No need to come into the office at all.
Most of all, remember to let your beautiful pieces bring you a sense of calm and joy. That's what they are made for and never has it been more important to keep ourselves balanced and grateful.
Hugs from the Studio,
I hope this has given you food for thought. Please call the studio at 312-346-2363 with any needs or just to catch up.
Elegance for Every Day,
Diana , Graduate Gemologist, Ais-CV (appraisals) dianawidman.com