Traditionally, gold has been seen as a symbol of rank. And, in most of the ancient societies the use of gold and its possession was restricted to only high class society members. From Sumerian graves to Egyptian civilization gold was the symbol of royal class people. Royalty were buried along with imperial gold jewelries and ornaments in Sumerian graves whereas the Pharaohs of the Egypt owned all the gold. Likewise, gold was the means for reinforcing the institution of leadership during the Bronze Age in Western Europe.
There were severe restrictions on wearing imperial gold jewelry in the early Roman era. In those times, even high ranking officials and families were allowed to own only a limited quantity of gold. Likewise, the use of gold was restricted only to Church relics in the early Christian era. People were not allowed to own these imperial gold jewelries at those times. Clement of Alexandria in the late second century AD, however, explains that these rules were exceptional to women who had to adorn themselves in order to please their chaste husbands.
The restriction of use of imperial gold jewelry to wealthier and noble ones in Europe was made possible in the 14th century sumptuary laws. There was provision of rewarding gold chains to those people who have been providing loyal service to royal courts during the Middle Age to till 18th century.
In the Inca Civilization gold was often related to the solar deity ‘Inti’. The supply of gold among the Incas was controlled by their ruler. At those times, the widespread trade of gold was forbidden. However, gold was often distributed by the imperial ruler to those nobles who had demonstrated bravery during the battle or had been loyal to the service. Gold ear flares were worn by wives of distinguished people among the Incas to show their rank. The Asante in Africa controlled the gold resources in Africa from 1700 to 1900. The gold jewelry was only made available to royal families and senior officials. At that time, gold dust was used as currency. Similarly, the Asante king collected tax on gold items and ornaments that were recast each year.
Sometimes you get to feel the worst nightmare of all times due to your jewelry. You store your silver and gold birthstone jewelry on some wardrobe and leave it there for long time enough and when you have some important occasion to attend you look for your stored jewelry and find out that it is dull and tarnished.
As these diamond and gold birthstone jewelry cost a lot they are the onetime investment in your life and you want them to last forever, bet the problem comes with the everyday build up of oil and grime from your skin on these jewelries. It makes them look dull and tarnishes and so comes the need for you to have some handy equipments to clean these gold birthstone jewelry and diamond to make them look flawless and brand new.
You can clean your gold jewelry with soap water with the help of a toothbrush. You should be careful not to put a scratch on the jewelry and make sure that you reach every part your gold jewelry to make it look shiny. You can also get non abrasive jewelry cleanser from local jewelry shop to clean your jewelry pieces but be careful enough to know that these are safe with your birthstones.
Even if cleaning is important you should put enough care day to day when you wear them or store on some closet. Try not to wear everyday as it will surely lead to more scratches on long run and if you are fan of diamonds be sure to keep your gold birthstone jewelry away from diamonds as diamonds can easily scratch your gold and silver jewelry. You can put them in small velvet lined case and before putting away be sure to dry them off as camp jewelry causes springs.
If you have craze on silver jewelry then you need not worry as I also have some tips for you. You can use dry buffing or rubbing your silver jewelry with soft cotton cloth to clean jewelry and if it does not crate a shiny you can use the silver dip to clean but be sure to use the dipping technique as your last reserve. After dipping try buffing to create shiny look can you can use tarnish or simple lacquer shield to lock it in place.
Thus make sure to polish your silver and gold birthstone jewelry time to time to preserve their forever look and take care of the jewelries in beat possible way.