10740 S. Eastern Ave, Suite 110
Henderson, NV 89052
Looking for a local jewelry store to end the doldrum litany of retail jewelers? Your search will end once you go to the premier jewelry store in the Las Vegas area, Satow Goldsmiths.
We are a leading local jewelry store due to our attention to your needs. Whether it is our collection of stellar jewelry or you are looking for a diamond store to create an expression of your love, we are your destination. Our jewelers combine Old World technique with New World technology, giving you a retail jewelry store above the rest.
When not to wear your jewelry:
Because of the sentimental symbolism jewelry possesses, most people do not take their jewelry off. This is one way that jewelry becomes damaged. Knowing when to remove your jewelry can be the greatest asset in extending the beauty of your jewelry. Sometimes it is beneficial to remove your jewelry includes:
Gardening: This is one of the easiest activities to chip or lose precious stones, not to mention scratch gold or platinum as well. Even though platinum is twice as strong as gold, both can scratch far easier than any stones.
Household cleaning: Household cleaners are extreme harsh on your jewelry. The chemical included can damage or discolor precious gems and even metal. Not to mention the act of cleaning, rubbing your hands over surfaces, will be abrasive to your jewelry. Gold can even be scratch by only dust.
Swimming: Chlorine is one chemical that will definitely damage your jewelry. It will pit and discolor gold as well as remove the shine from precious gems. Chlorine weakens settings, causing your gems to loosen which increases the risk of losing your stones.
Sleeping: As stated above, dust can be an abrasive to jewelry, and your jewelry will come into contact with dust while you sleep. Your sheets will also act as a fine abrasive, which over time will damage your jewelry. If you must sleep with your jewelry, remember to turn your stones to the inside of your hands to lessen the harm.
In addition to activities, there are some steps in storing your jewelry as well. Avoid extreme temperatures. Do not keep your jewelry in sunlight, near a heating vent or in your car. Keep your jewelry stored separately because diamonds can scratch every piece of jewelry you own.
So keep these in mind while you attempt a common activity. Your jewelry will thank you, and your jewelry will last for generations.
Cleaning your jewelry:
Cleaning jewelry is simple. Use mild soap and warm water. Soak your jewelry for three or four minutes and then rinse (with the drain still closed). Pat dry with a lint free cloth or paper towel. Do this often to avoid expensive cleanings at your local jewelry store.
Over the years, many people have some home remedies to clean jewelry, but most of these are extremely harmful to your jewelry. These include:
- Toothpaste—One of the most common damaging home remedies around. Toothpaste is an abrasive, which will scratch your gold and soft gemstones. Never use toothpaste to clean your jewelry.
- Boiling Water—This can destroy your jewelry. Dropping your jewelry in boiling water will crack and discolor gemstones, even diamonds.
- Ammonia—This method can only be used on unfilled hard stones like diamonds, rubies and sapphires. It will damage other gemstones.
- Professional polishing solutions—These are much like toothpaste, an abrasive. Some will make your jewelry shine, but they will wear down and scratch your jewelry.
So clean your jewelry often to keep its sparkle and shine, but avoid these common household mistakes. Diamonds should definitely be cleaned often because they attract grease, which will make them look oily.
Come see the Satow Goldsmith difference where passion and precision guide our retail jewelry store today!