If you’ve ever done laundry, you’ve probably run across at least one article of clothing with the label “Dry Clean Only.” These clothes can’t just be tossed into a washing machine with water and detergent. Why? Because they are made of fabrics that may shrink, lose their shape, or change colors if washed in water. Try it, and you’ll definitely be sorry.
If you want to save money on professional dry cleaning services or just don’t have access to dry cleaners because of the current situation, the following tips will allow you to dry clean at home.
Dry clean at home? Is it a good option?
If you’re short on time and happen to have a washing machine, then dry cleaning at home is a good option. Although there are garments that are labeled “dry-clean only”, you can still wash them at home if you use the right detergent and set the water at a temp that’s not too hot.
What supplies are needed?
Warm/hot water: Use for linen, cotton, and durable synthetics. These fabrics can be washed with regular detergent. Cold/cool water: Use for wool, silk, lace, or cashmere. The detergents that have to be used for these delicate fabrics need to be specific for each particular one.
It is important to treat the stains first. Stains can be effectively cleaned with Dawn dish soap or by applying detergent directly onto the stain and working it with a soft brush or your fingers. Stain bars and solutions can be used on more stubborn areas.
The items should be left to soak for about half an hour then washed with cold water until they don’t feel sudsy. Wringing can pull and stretch out the material, so don’t wring the fabric! Gently pressing the water out by squeezing between your hands will do the trick and won’t sacrifice the look of your garments. Also, the drying process may be speeded up by placing the item on a clean dry towel and rolling everything up like a burrito to absorb the extra water.
When it comes to fashion and style, the importance of the right jewelry can’t be understated. The right necklace or earring can make or break your outfit. But a piece of jewelry can be much more bearing the signature of excellent craftsmanship and exquisite beauty. Such an exclusive piece of jewelry can become the symbol of status, touching the colossal value of million of dollars. Read on to know about a few of the world’s most expensive jewelry pieces of the year 2022.
The Hope Diamond
The most expensive diamond in the world is the famed and fabled Hope Diamond. With a value of $250 million, the jewelry is a stunning diamond-studded necklace with the centerpiece of a stylish, deep-blue colored 45.52-carat diamond. It is said that the stone contains traces of boron atoms, which is responsible for its striking rare blue color. Believed to have originated from the Golkonda mines in Southern India, the diamond has been owned and worn by several famous figures and imperials across the globe. Interestingly, this diamond has a long history of mystery – it is believed that the diamond has brought a deadly curse upon its owners, throughout its history.
L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace
This stunning 18-carat gold necklace features a pattern like branches of a tree, embedded with a total of 407.48-carat diamonds, which are cut into different shaped pieces, placed at the end of each branch. The striking pattern has made the necklace an eye-catcher. But the central attraction of the necklace is its pendant, which is a big pear-shaped gorgeous yellow diamond with flawless quality. Crafted by Swiss company Mouawad, the L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace is valued at $55 million.
Chopard’s 201 Carat Watch
Time is money indeed! Positioned among the top three most valuable wristwatches in the world, the 201-carat watch by Chopard is a truly breathtaking piece. The gorgeous watch is embellished with a cluster of 874 multicolored dazzling diamonds, which equates, yes you’ve got it, 201 carats. Surrounding the stone-studded dial, there are three big heart-shaped diamonds with white, pink, and blue hues. This watch is not just for timekeeping, but a truly elegant piece to possess if you can invest $25 million.