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Common problems with jewellery

What problems are you likely to have with jewellery?  Most fine jewellery is considered valuable, so extra care may need to be taken in order to prevent damage, loss and even theft.

Here are some things that you might need to consider when looking after your jewellery so that you can…

…Keep that sparkle.


Jewellery made of metals like silver, copper, and brass can tarnish over time due to exposure to air, moisture, and other elements. This can make the jewellery look dull and discoloured.


Jewellery can get scratched. Jewellery can easily get scratched due to everyday wear and tear or contact with hard surfaces. This can detract from the overall appearance of the piece.


Jewellery can get broken. Jewellery that is not made from durable materials can easily break or snap easily, especially if it is accidentally dropped or pulled.


Depending on the material, your jewellery can fade and go dull.
Jewellery that has been exposed to direct sunlight or harsh chemicals can fade over time, losing its original colour and vibrancy.

Sizing issues

Especially with rings, sizing can be an issue. Jewellery that does not fit properly can be uncomfortable to wear and may even fall off or get lost.

Tip: If you’re purchasing jewellery online, make sure that you get your size right before purchasing.


Some people may have different allergic reactions to certain metals or materials used in jewellery, causing skin irritation or rash and with some people their skin might go green or have some discolouration.

Losing stones

In some cases, stones may become loose and fall out of their settings due to wear and tear or accidental damage.

Losing your jewellery

This might sounds obvious, but misplacing your jewellery is a massive problem. Some of the best ways to prevent losses are:

  • When taking off your items of jewellery, make sure that you have a specific place for them.
  • Have a jewellery cabinet, or a jewellery box so that you know where your jewellery is whenever you take them off.

Crime and theft

Think carefully before going out with jewellery. Stay away from areas that are heavily crowded with your jewellery on display.

How to deal these problems

To avoid most of these common problems, it is important to properly care for your jewellery and choose pieces that are made from high-quality materials.

Remove jewellery before participating in physically stressful activities like manual work, cleaning and sport.

Jewellery can easily get lost or stolen in crowded areas.  For example, you might consider leaving your jewellery at home before going to a crowded festival.

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