How to Care for your Jewelry
Put Your Jewelry On Last
Put your jewelry on after applying makeup, soap, lotion, perfume and hair spray which can potentially damage your jewelry’s finish.
Remove While Active
Protect your jewelry from abuse and scratches by removing it before you do housework, yard work working out or participating in sports.
Remove While Sleeping
We toss, turn and sweat and it gets our earrings and necklaces kinked up when we sleep. So take off your jewelry before bed. This is a good rule of thumb for any jewelry, even fine jewelry.
Keep Your Jewelry Dry
Water is the enemy of fashion jewelry. Be sure to remove your jewelry before showering, doing dishes, swimming or washing the dog. Never wear when cleaning with chemicals.
Store your jewelry away from steamy bathrooms or laundry rooms to ensure they stay dry. Storing a piece of chalk in your jewelry box helps to absorb moisture.
Store Your Jewelry Separately
A great tip for storage is to buy curtain rings and hang your long necklaces on a tension rod in a nice, dry place (closet). This keeps your necklaces separate and keeps them from getting kinked. Store earrings in ice cube trays, hanging storage or jewelry boxes with individual compartments to keep them from getting scratched.
Cleaning Your Fashion Jewelry
Yes, you can clean fashion jewelry. While water, bleach and jewelry cleaners are to be avoided, most jewelry can be brought back to life with a polishing cloth. Buff gently and watch it shine!