THREE Tips on Caring for Jewelry
As a rule, I always put my jewelry on last when getting dressed… But I want to share three tips with you to help you care for your pieces:
WEAR IT This is one of the best ways to keep sterling silver shinny and beautiful. The oils from the body have a cleaning effect, thus preventing tarnishing! Keep in mind that some activities can accelerate tarnishing, or even cause corrosion; so, it’s better that you remove your jewelry before doing any of the following:
- Household chores, like doing dishes, laundry or using cleaning products.
- Exercise or contact sports.Showering, bathing, swimming, hot tubs ,or saunas.
- While in very hot places, like lying out in the sun at the beach ,or the pool.
- When getting ready: put on lotion, makeup, hair products ,and specially, perfume.
BUFF IT Even if your jewelry doesn’t need to be cleaned, buffing it, occasionally, is a good way to keep it looking like new. Use a soft chamois cloth, and gently rub the surface of the piece. This can help restore the shine of the piece right away, without much effort.
STORE IT Keep your jewelry in a dry place, separating each individual piece. It’s important to keep your gold and silver pieces separated from each other. Do NOT bunch several pieces in the same bag in order to save time or space. This can create tangling, scratching and even tarnishing. A great way to avoid tangling, is to keep your chains and necklaces hanging.
Follow these simple tips, you’ll see that taking care of your jewelry is very easy, and you’ll have beautiful earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets looking like new… and that will last for years to come!
See you soon!