Spring Cleaning to Revive Neglected Jewelry

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Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers Encourages the Spread of Spring Cleaning Towards Jewelry Boxes

Kick start your spring cleaning and give your jewelry box a clean slate with the help of the Master Jewelers at Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers & Jewelry Buyers

Just like other home items that require yearly cleaning and inspection, jewelry calls for regular maintenance to keep it looking its best. The constant wear of favorite jewelry pieces not only takes a toll on longevity, but also impairs the look, feel, and cleanliness of the pieces.

Regularly cleaning jewelry can help to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria that often linger within crevices, especially when pieces are laid in close quarters in a jewelry box over time. Daily cleaning at home can be accomplished with a soft toothbrush and warm water (or just a soft dry cloth for pearl strands); never use harsh or abrasive cleaners on fine jewelry of any kind. To keep your jewelry cleaner, put it on last after you are done with hairspray and perfume application, and take it off first when you get home.

Your jeweler can provide a deep cleaning that cannot be replicated at home. Plan to have your jewelry professionally cleaned three or four times a year to keep it looking its best.
It’s recommended that everyday jewelry pieces, such as wedding and engagement jewelry, be professionally inspected by a jeweler a minimum of twice a year, or any time that you suspect that a prong or stone has been loosened. Bringing all of your jewelry for a regular examination by experienced jewelers can detect loose stones and bent prongs before a loss occurs.

At Leo Hamel’s showroom, located south of San Diego’s historic Old Town on San Diego Avenue near Washington Street, your jewelry will be cleaned and inspected free of charge while you wait. Polishing can usually be done free of charge, except for plated items. They also offer silver polishing at a minimal fee to help preserve the beauty and longevity of beloved sterling treasures. With over 100 years of combined experience on the benches, their Master Jewelers have expertly cleaned and restored thousands of antique and vintage pieces, as well as preowned Swiss watches.

Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers & Jewelry Buyers has been buying and selling jewelry in the San Diego area for over 33 years. In 2013, they were voted San Diego’s Best Rings in the San Diego A-List contest, San Diego’s BEST Jeweler in the Union Tribune’s SD BEST poll in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 and San Diego’s Best Jewelry Store in Citybeat’s 2013 Readers Poll. Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers has a retail showroom in San Diego near Old Town, as well as nine jewelry and gold buying locations in San Diego, La Mesa, Solana Beach, Oceanside, Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch, Chula Vista, and National City.

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