How to maintain the crystal collection?

Most of the crystal ornaments are crystal clear, exquisite and translucent. They are fashionable items that decorate modern life and improve the quality of life. The crystal ornaments in life are ubiquitous and become more and more harmful to people, but how to maintain it has become a concern of many people. Here are a few ways to maintain the crystal collection for your reference.

Crystal collection

Crystal brittle, pay attention to anti-weight, anti-drop, anti-high temperature, anti-alkali, strong acid. When moving the crystal, it is best to wear soft cotton gloves to prevent the oil stains on your hands from contaminating the collection. When lifting the crystal object, do not hold the top or the extension of the crystal decoration. Grasp the base of the crystal or the whole body. It is found that there is dust on the crystal collection. Do not use a feather brush. Instead, use a soft, lint-free cloth to gently remove the dust. Do not rub it hard to avoid damaging the crystal.

Crystal wine glasses should be kept clean and crystal clear. Do not immerse them in high or low temperature water when cleaning. Do not stack the washed flat crystal cups together to avoid rupture under pressure. When washing crystal wine glasses, you can neither use machine washing nor scrub with a cleaning cloth. Hand cleaning is the best method. Be careful not to grab the handle of the glass to dry or clean it, because the stem easily breaks under force.

With a long crystal vase, the inner wall will always be covered with a layer of ugly scale, which affects the beauty of the crystalware. At this time, if it is washed with a slightly acidic vinegar water mixture, the scale can be effectively removed. Therefore, when cleaning the crystal, it can be soaked in salt water (sea salt, salt) for 24 hours, then washed with water and dried with a clean cotton cloth; or the crystal can be soaked in sea water for 40 minutes; If the volume is smaller, it can also be placed in the amethyst hole to achieve functions such as purification and degaussing. If you want to remove the wax from the crystal candlestick, soak it in warm water for 3 minutes, avoid using hot water. Then carefully remove the wax with a toothpick, rinse with warm water, and finally wipe with a soft, lint-free cloth.

When oil stains or fingerprints are left on the crystalware, they can be washed with lukewarm soapy water and rinsed with water. Avoid repeated cleaning in hot water or clean rooms. There are cut crystal ornaments, the cut part can be gently cleaned with a toothbrush. If there is stain that is not easy to wash off, you can cut the lemon and apply some salt and gently scrub. It can also be rubbed with a few drops of salted vinegar.

When storing the crystal cup, put a cloth on the shelf in advance, and put each crystal cup one by one in the bottom. Put the crystal collection in a sealed glass cabinet or display case to reduce the chance of dust on the crystal surface, and also reduce hand contact and avoid damage. Don't let the collections get too close, otherwise you will fall over due to the domino effect when you encounter one of them. Make sure the cabinet is stable and reliable and not easy to shake. Place the crystal next to the mirror, let the light refract to the surface of the crystal, and avoid placing the crystal under the hanging or other items. For example, the swaying curtain is easy to knock the crystal ornaments and break.

Do not use styrofoam paper or plastic bags if you want to store the crystal collection for a long time. This type of bag will increase the temperature and cause damage to the crystal. At the same time, do not store crystals in the attic or cellar to prevent them from being exposed to harsh environments. For amethyst jewelry, try to avoid strong light, otherwise it will affect its color.