How Do You Clean Real Polki Jewelery
This form of jewelry was first introduced by the Mughals in India. Polki Jewelry is made with unfinished natural diamonds or uncut diamonds. These diamonds are given shape for a basic cut and are polished well in order to make Polki jewelry. Polki Jewelry is extremely heavy and is used as a cheaper option for pure diamond jewelry to be worn as a bridal jewelry or for wedding festivities.
Polki jewelry is expensive as it uses a lot of cutting and polishing of uncut diamonds. The handmade craftsmanship and hundreds of hours needed to complete a piece lend to its price tag. Duplicity of this style is very rarely found as the skillsets and techniques are seldom passed to new generations.
The Do’s and Don’ts to take care of Polki Jewelry:
- Keep your jewelry in a cool, dry place when not wearing it.
- Keep different pieces separately. They should be kept in air tight boxes or bags in order to protect them from moisture when not in use. Moisture will end up corroding the pieces over time if they are not kept properly.
- Use warm, non-detergent based soap or baby shampoo and water to clean your jewelry and wipe it with a cotton cloth. Make sure to dry them properly before packing them up.
- Have your jewelry checked once a year to avoid any kinds of unseen damage or loose screws.
- Always put on these heavy pieces once you are done setting your makeup and hair with sprays. Wait for 5 mins for it to settle down and then put on your jewelry to avoid its contact with any kinds of chemicals present.
- While cleaning the jewelry, make sure you dry them properly. A microfiber cloth is the best option.
- Do not allow contact with assorted scents, sprays, deodorants and perfumes to avoid tarnishing of the jewelry.
- Don’t leave them in direct lights or dusty areas as it might lead to early corrosion of the piece.
- Do not keep your jewelry on while putting on cosmetics, hair sprays and chemicals.
- Do not keep the jewelry locked in a box at all times, every jewelry piece needs some time to breathe in order to prevent erosion.