Here are a few ways to prevent your prongs from damage:
- Remove all jewelry before handling chemicals such as chlorine, bleach, and iodine (chemical damage causes cracking and can weaken prongs that will be prone to breakage)
- Remove all jewelry before you go to bed at night (friction caused by sheets wear prongs quickly). Remember to check your jewelry frequently. Catching this state of your jewelry early on prevents the loss of your gemstones. With the proper care and precautions, you can extend the longevity of your precious heirlooms.