It has been said that people living in prehistoric times decorated their bodies before clothing was an option. Where they lived determined what materials were available and it is believed that their location dictated where their body ornaments came from. For example: People that lived along the seashore used seashells, pebbles, fish bones and fish teeth as body ornaments. If you were inland, mammoth tusks and animal bones were a bit more accessible, so that was what they wore. As people evolved, the use for jewelry evolved with them. And the technology to clean and take care of them have also evolved. Think about how they used sticks, branches and water to clean their precious stones instead of cleaners ultrasonic that uses state of the art tech to get the job done. Now As the nomadic life began to shift, jewelry became a symbol of more than location, but status. Social order became a part of human interactions, and jewelry was the physical symbol of that.
Keeping your jewelry pretty and clean is not something we think of daily (unless we work with jewelry) Maintaining your accessories keeps them new and beautiful for years to come. A proper material girl makes sure that her jewelry is always up to snuff. They give your outfit that extra oomph and puts it over the edge.
There are a few different methods to sterilize and clean jewelry. One of the most commonly used methods to clean and maintain the brilliance of a piece of jewelry, is the autoclave method. An autoclave is a pressure chamber that sterilizes the content inside using pressurized, saturated steam for about thirty minutes at about 240 degrees Fahrenheit. There must be at least 12 pounds of pressure to successfully kill off any harmful bacteria, or potential diseases that can be transferred.
Gas sterilization is not as popular, but has been used for jewelry before. Many people use it to sterilize body jewelry. It is not common to find them in tattoo parlors, (because of the general cost). They are more commonly found in the medical field. They clean and sterilize very quickly. The reason most smaller establishment don’t use the gas sterilizer is simply because the start up cost ranges from close to two thousand dollars, and goes up from there. Hence the reason why you probably won’t find many (if any) gas sterilizers in your local tattoo and jewelry shop. You’ll have to find one from a large ultrasonic company that only specialize in these.
From King Tut to Elizabeth Taylor, jewelry has been a staple in people’s wardrobe for many, many years. They are a way of showing the natural beauty that the earth produces, as well as a way to indicate your social standing. Since diamonds are a girl’s best friend, they should be maintained and kept shiney. When your diamonds shine bright, you shine bright like a diamond.