Its been FOREVER! I will admit...I stink at blogging. BUT I'm determined to be more regular with this! Feel free to keep me accountable if you see me around. haha
OK...here is the plan. As some of you know...IM ENGAGED! I got engaged to this amazing man 2 days after my return from my 2 month mission trip to Brazil (yes I will be blogging about that too)! He even hired some professional photographer friends of mine, the fabulous Christopher Nolan Photography, to be all sneaky and get pictures. Click this link to see the fabulous pictures. Everyone did a great great job keeping this a secret! :) So after all the madness of telling everyone I knew...came call the questions. "When is the big day?" and of course "who is going to do your pictures?". Then came this overwhelming feeling....I have to plan MY wedding. I help people all the time plan theirs...but this is MINE! So I thougth I would share my experiences from "the other side". First edition subject...YOUR BLING!
Your guy just spent a lot of time picking out (and shelling out some hard earned money) to get your dream wedding ring! How do you care for this piece of jewelry you will have forever? I had no idea! I'm not a jewelry wearing girl normally. Soooo I went to the experts! Here are a few tips from Joshua's Fine Jewlery! These guys are amazing!
After years of working on, cleaning, and selling jewelry I have come to realixe that most people just don't know how to take care fo their jewelry. Here are a few tips to help you out.
Tip #1: Precious metals are soft and they wear down easily. Be careful doing hard work or repetitive jobs like digging, filing, or lifting weights wehile wearing gold or platinum.
Tip #2: Clean your jewelry often! Either yourself or professionaly. A combination or dirt, lotion, make-up, grease, and body oils can make up a powerful abrasive substance. Your jewelry will last longer and look a lot better if you clean it regularly.
Tip #3: Mr. Clean diluted half strength with water is a great cleaner for almost any piece of jewelry. Use a new toothbrush (no toothpaste ever) and scrub it clean. No pearls, opals, or extremely soft stones tho...but most others will be okay.
Tip #4: Check your jewelry often. It's recomended 3-4 times a year! We always say everytime you change your oil...check your jewelry.
Tip #5: NEVER sleep in your jewelry! We see more accidental breakage from that than any other reason!
Take care of your jewelry and it will last for generations. We are always glad to clean and check yours for free anytime. We love to serve our customers and love making new friends everyday!
I didn't know most of that! Glad I asked! Any more questions about caring for your fabulous new ring go visit their website at joshuasfinejewelry.com and click Ask The Jeweler button. Or go to their facebook page and chat them up there! These guys also do special orders and custom jewelry designs that are AWESOME! Go by and visit them in Russellville for an extensive inventory of mechandise. Tell them Lori sent you! ;-)
Now aren't you glad you know this stuff! Stay tuned for the next blog coming at you! WOOHOO!