How to Care for your Jewelry
How to Care for your Jewelry
So you got yourself a set of jewelry from our shine-baby-shine collection and you were wondering “how do I care for my jewelery set?” No problems. In this post, i’ll be showing you how you can effectively care for your jewelery and keep it shining.
1. Keep your shine-baby-shine jewelery clean and dry
The most practical steps to maintain your jewelery are quite often the easy steps. After that special occasion, having to remove that piece of jewelery, cleaning it with soft dry clothe to maintain its shine might be a tedious task as your body wants to jump right into the shower. It is advisable you clean your jewelery and store it in its case before you hit the showers (as you are likely to tamper it with not-totally-dry hands). And don’t forget, lotions and creams can react chemically to some metals (like copper, brass and bronze).
2. Store your jewelery carefully
Maybe you purchased the radiant set and it all looks beautiful, shiny and you can’t get enough of its beauty, you slept-off admiring it. You wake-up in the morning feeling a little prick of pain. You lifted yourself up to discover “I laid on my jewelery”. Trust me, this does happen and you would′nt want to be “caught on the wrong-side of the bed”. In order to avoid tarnishing, chipping and excessive wear, it is advisable you store your jewelery individually.
3. Keep jewelery away from excessive heat
Hey, your jewelery are mostly made of metals. These metals were crafted under certain temperatures to give their dinstinct feel, color and design. Gold for one is very malleable. Heat, over time, and in excess can also fade or damage some gemstones, such as amethyst, kunzite, topaz and shell cameos. Pearls and other delicate materials, such as ivory, will bleach under extreme exposure to light. Other gems, especially amber, can darken over time when exposed to too much light. Wouldn’t you love to bequeath some wonderful piece to your grand-child as a memento?
4. Remove when not in use
I know you love to admire the regal set but you have to put it in its place when not in use. Its beautifully crafted pieces locked in with utmost sophistication would make you dance with it for hours but “you gotta let the lady lie”. When not in use it is best advised they are kept away in order to prevent incidence of chipping and/or tarnishing. Never go to sleep with fashion jewelry on, it is a sure way to damage it, to make it tarnish more quickly or even break it. And besides damaging your jewelry, it could also color, injure or scratch your skin. This advice also applies when you exercise, when you go to the pool etc. The green traces left on the skin (particularly by fashion rings) are due to a chemical reaction between the metal and the acidity of the skin. The sweat will naturally tend to amplify it. Finally, for any activity that does not require the presence of costume jewelry, go without!
5. Wear your costume jewelry occasionally
Do not forget to give your costume jewelry a little break from time to time. Fashion jewelry is usually not meant to be worn every day. Therefore, if you wear the same pieces of jewelry on a daily basis, you might see discoloration coming quickly. To preserve the life of your jewelry, change it as often as possible by varying the outfits. As they are pretty affordable, do not hesitate to buy for example two or three fashion necklaces in the same style and alternate them.
Don’t you just stare in admiration when you see a piece of jewelery that is a lot older than you? There is this reverent awe you feel when you grasp it in your hand.I’m sure you would love to have your jewelery command such reverence. So i say “a jewelery well cared is money well-spent”.
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