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Trusted Saskatoon Jewellers at Batemans share a Tip about Hand Sanitizer Effect On Jewellery

Bateman Jewellers are Trusted Saskatoon jewellery experts! Did you know that they are the oldest independent jewellery store in Saskatoon?  Bateman Jewellers maintain that the relationship with their clients is very important to them, and Trusted Saskatoon is sure you have heard Cam say in his well-known radio ads 

'Your jewellery is a lifetime investment; Buy it from a lifetime friend. ' 

What Does Hand Sanitizer Do to Our Jewellery?


In the past few weeks, you've probably increased your use of hand sanitizer and other soaps due to the global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19 for short). But while all of those disinfecting agents are protecting you, they might be hurting something else—your jewellery.


In Batemans latest jewellery tip they share an article from JCK Online - a North American Jewellery Industry website. 




On the best days, many of us are germaphobes. My obsession with keeping germs at bay went into overdrive when I became a mom, and then throw in a pandemic, and I’m considering fashioning myself a hand sanitizer holster. Oh yeah, I’d wear it.
Years ago when I worked in retail, even then I had a small bottle of hand sanitizer close at hand. I remember being told that too much could eat away at the rhodium plating on my ring (I had a white gold wedding set at that time). Still, a quick rub here and there kept my hands feeling clean, and, though my ring definitely bled yellow over time, it’s hard to know if that was the reason why—or if it was just general wear and tear.


Currently, constant hand-washing and sanitizing isn’t just for peace of mind; it’s highly recommended. I don’t even want to write the word COVID-19—I swear it echoes in my dreams. But it’s keeping us prudently cleaning our hands, and in turn, cleaning our jewelry, too—at least, the pieces we wear on our fingers.
Let me please preface this by saying that yes, you should absolutely positively wash wash wash, spray spray spray, scrub scrub scrub—whatever keeps your hands clean. Jewelry is precious, that is true, but your health is all the more so.
However, given that I’m sporting a newly redesigned wedding ring, I can’t help but wonder what I might be doing to it with my constant use of chemicals. Am I causing damage?

I always take my ring off to shower, lotion, make meatballs—you get it. Not trying to gunk up the jewels here! But I almost never take it off to wash my hands, and certainly not to sanitize. I’m betting most wearers are the same.
I spoke with Shan Aithal, a metallurgist at Stuller, to get the dirt (pardon the pun) on keeping hands—and rings—clean. 

“To my knowledge, hand sanitizers are not capable of removing tough, albeit thin, rhodium that’s on a piece of jewelry,” says Aithal. “Hand sanitizers come in two varieties: alcohol-based and non–alcohol-based. The ones with alcohol are benign to jewelry items as alcohol is the main germ-killing ingredient. However, non–alcohol-based ones typically use chlorine-based compounds as germicides. These chlorine compounds could react with water and release free chlorine. Free chlorine radical is very reactive and could cause tarnishing of jewelry, especially if it is made of sterling silver. Also, halogens are known to cause stress corrosion cracking in low karat golds, in particular, nickel white golds.”

It is worth noting, in this case, that the CDC recommends using alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol content. As long as you’re doing that, your metal will probably stay in great shape.
Soaps, according to Aithal, are a different story. “Soaps can contain abrasives, like Lava or that orange goo dispensed near hand-washing stations, that could damage the surface of jewelry and cause rhodium to be worn away.”

What about diamonds and sapphires? 


It won’t damage them but can leave a filmy residue on the stones over time, dulling the sparkle. But it’s not permanent, and nothing a quick soak in an ultrasonic can’t fix.


“If anything, people should be cleaning their jewelry more,” says Susi Smither, founder of The Rock Hound. “Think of all that horrid buildup of crud under rings and behind the setting of claw-set earrings. Hand sanitizer kills the baddies then evaporates fast—this shouldn’t have any detrimental effects on your gemstones, even materials such as gemstones and pearls. If you’re worried, at the end of the day give them a rinse and dry when you get home.”


Peggy Grosz, senior vice president at Assael, suggests erring more on the side of caution when it comes to pearls. 

“Sanitized skin should not come into contact with your pearls until completely dry and evaporate—wait about five minutes before putting on your pearls,” says Grosz. “As with perfumes and hairspray, the alcohol in the hand sanitizer can change the surface of the pearl, the two noticeable differences being a loss of lustre and a change in colour—white pearls, for example, will become yellowed if repeatedly exposed to such chemicals. Pearl rings should be removed when applying hand sanitizer, but because they have a mounting which separates them from direct contact with the chemicals, it is safe to put rings back on after a few minutes.”

Bottom line? Most, if not all, jewellery will be just fine, lovers of Georgian and early Victorian pieces should  take special care as water can get into rings with closed-back mountings and affect the appearance of the stones. Also, locket rings or any ring that has a photo of some other decoration under glass should not be washed with water.

But of course, sometimes the simplest advice is the best. When in doubt, it is always better to take your rings off before washing your hands.!


 If you are resting your rings on the sink while you scrub, please be sure the drain is closed, okay


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Have You Experienced Just For you Day Spa and Lia Reese in Saskatoon

Just For You Day Spa & Gift Studios offers outstanding skin and body therapies, in-depth consultations and the tools & knowledge to become your own “spa therapist” at home. Just For You Day Spa is also home to the Lia Reese Skin Care & makeup Line  created by Jess Tetu!

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Lia Reese is Canada Made, Saskatchewan Inspired!"Revolutionizing Canadian Beauty" Lia Reese is a Trusted Saskatoon Skin Care and Cosmetics Store!

Jess Tetu opened  her 4th Just For You Day Spa and her first retail location for Lia Reese Canada in 2018. Sara, the Trusted founder, wrote the following article about Jess and why, at Trusted, we encourage you to have the mindset of - Don't just try local, BUY local.  


A Saskatchewan Success Story

Recently,  I had the pleasure of attending the soft launch of the new Just For You Day Spa in Saskatoon. This spa is the 2nd Saskatoon location and is nestled on the corner of 33rd and Quebec. I thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing hot stone massage in beautiful surroundings, then spent some time relaxing in the stylish and cosy lounge. 
After a cup of tea, it was time to shop at the new retail store for Lia Reese,  which is a beautiful little store connected to the spa. 

The location design is all Jess’s inspiration, and she is extremely hands on. I found out a while ago that she is the queen of repurposing and personally creates many of the gorgeous pieces of furniture and decor in the spas! 

This spa is the third location that Jess has opened in the last 6 years. That in itself is something to be in awe of, especially when you consider that she is a young entrepreneur and wife juggling motherhood and life, also, she only recently turned 30! 

I first met Jess just over 8 years ago, at the time she was considering opening up her second Just For You location in Regina. A huge leap of faith and an enormous undertaking. It has been a roaring success in the Queen City, and  I believe, is still the largest spa in Saskatchewan. 

Jess's business has grown so much, and she now employs over 100! As an entrepreneur myself, who employs 7 people, I can't imagine! What an enormous responsibility - over 100 families, relying on your business and their paycheque for their bills and kids extracurricular activities. How would it feel to know your everyday decisions and risks in business could impact so many lives? Jess takes it all in her stride with grace, and is, by all accounts, a fair and generous employer and a thoughtful leader. 

Lia Reese was added to her portfolio in recent years. This is her baby, and something Jess feels she created from scratch! Lia Reese is a cosmetic and makeup line manufactured in Canada. It is a pure Saskatchewan / Prairie product, the names of the nail polishes are witty takes on our small town and city names and now including Alberta names too!   

The products, created with the utmost care are beautifully packaged, I strongly urge you to try them for yourself! 

Jess Tetu was not born into vast wealth and privilege, she came from humble beginnings and overcame adversity at a young age. She is driven to succeed, and her hard work has been recognized. Jess is the recipient of multiple entrepreneurship awards, including YWCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction Award and ABEX Young Entrepreneur of the year award. Jess is also extremely community-minded, she volunteers a staggering amount of time and resources helping those in need, supporting local businesses and non-profits. Most recently she founded 4seventyone Recovery Resources - a non-profit assisting families battling addiction.

In closing, ladies (and gents), I challenge you to use the last of the international brands of makeup and skincare. You know,  the items on your dresser or cluttering up your bathroom vanity. Instead, support a local woman whose products are just as good (if not better), and who is positively impacting the local economy and our community across Saskatchewan in so many ways!  Swing by the new store in person to try,  or directly buy online at liareese.com. Check out the new Just For You Day Spa for yourself, you deserve a visit! 

This is a picture taken next to my bathroom sink, I have been a fan of Lia Reese everything for a few years and I do have my favourites! 

Congratulations Jess, I am proud to be a fan, a friend, and to have you in our Trusted community of local businesses run with integrity!   Sara 

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Palliser Rooms EQ3 is an independent furniture store that has been operating in Saskatoon for fourteen years. The store specializes in offering a generous selection of contemporary furnishings (predominantly Canadian brands) and a personalized service that is forward-thinking and client-focused. Customer reviews describe Palliser Rooms EQ3 as a "great shopping experience," "with exceptional sales staff," "best displays and best furniture in town," and the kicker: "great delivery service." The comments reflect the company's commitment to providing excellent customer service and speak to their impeccable taste and attention to detail.

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'Tis the season for giving!


The Children's Wish Foundation has worked tirelessly for over 30 years to bring joy to children struggling with serious illness and their families. The bravery shown by these children & families, as they face the many challenges they do, is truly inspirational. We are a long-time supporter of the Children's Wish Foundation and donate annually to the organization's fundraising events. To give a child and their family some happiness during a dark time and a memory they can cherish is a cause we can all get behind.

This holiday season, give a minimum donation of $50 to the Children's Wish Foundation and receive a gift of $200 towards your purchase of Stressless seating OR $400 towards the purchase of a Stressless Peace Recliner at Palliser Rooms EQ3!

Visit our Stressless Gallery today at 2125 Faithfull Avenue in Saskatoon!

Offer ends January 15th, 2018. Some restrictions apply. Speak to your sales associate for details.


Find Palliser online at www.pallisereq3.com or go to their listing in SASKATOON FURNITURE here, or go and visit their massive showroom on Faithfull Ave, Saskatoon...they are on the Saskatoon directly of excellence...they are your Trusted Saskatoon Furniture store!

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Trusted Saskatoon Jewellers Bateman Jewellers Video tip 3 - ALMOST custom jewellry

Bateman Jewellers are Saskatoon Jewellery Experts...did you know that they are the oldest independent jewellery store in Saskatoon! Bateman Jewellers maintain that the relationship with their clients is very important to them, and Trusted is sure you have heard Cam say in his well known radio ads " Your jewellery is a lifetime investment; Buy it from a lifetime friend. " ..Trusted can attest to the fact that they really DO mean it, and we are proud to have them on board as our Trusted Saskatoon Jeweller!

Here Cam shares his latest Trusted Tip:

Trusted Saskatoon Jewellers Bateman Jewellers Tip 3 - ALMOST custom jewellry

 

 

Find Bateman Jewellers on 2nd Ave South or online at http://www.batemanjewellers.com they are your Trusted SASKATOON JEWELLERS


 

 

 Read all of Batemans Saskatoon Jewellry tips here

 

Trusted Saskatoon Jewellers Bateman Jewellers Tip 1 - custom jewellry

Bateman Jewellers are Saskatoon Jewellery Experts...did you know that they are the oldest independent jewellery store in Saskatoon! Bateman Jewellers maintain that the relationship with their clients is very important to them, and Trusted is sure you have heard Cam say in his well known radio ads " Your jewellery is a lifetime investment; Buy it from a lifetime friend. " ..Trusted can attest to the fact that they really DO mean it, and we are proud to have them on board as our Trusted Saskatoon Jeweller!

Here Cam shares his latest Trusted Tip:

Trusted Saskatoon Jewellers Bateman Jewellers Tip 1 - custom jewellry

 

Find Bateman Jewellers on 2nd Ave South or online at http://www.batemanjewellers.com they are your Trusted SASKATOON JEWELLERS


 

 

 Read all of Batemans Saskatoon Jewellry tips here

 

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