Fashion jewelry is fun, unique, and a great way to revamp your outfit. To keep your jewelry fabulous and fresh, please follow this very comprehensive guide to caring for your costume/fashion jewelry
KEEPING YOUR JEWELRY DRY
Many cleaning products that come in contact with your beautiful jewelry can take off the finish.
Chlorinated water can react with the metals found in jewelry causing your awesome necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and/or rings to change color.
Cleaner made for silver, gold, or platinum is way too harsh for fashion jewelry which is usually plated with precious metals.
LAST ON, FIRST OFF
Doing this will ensure that your clothing doesn't get caught on your sweater or t-shirt during the clothing removal process. An accidental pull of your necklace while taking off your shirt can cause a chain or string to break!
When performing mundane and fun tasks, such as laundry, cooking, or gardening, remove your jewelry to prevent physical damage or exposure to cleaning chemicals or cleaning fluids.
This goes back to keeping your jewelry dry. Perfumes, hairspray, lotion and makeup usually contains harsh chemicals that can damage your beautiful jewelry. By waiting until you are all done with your beauty routine you can avoid potential damage.
STORING YOUR FASHION JEWELRY PROPERLY
Store your jewelry in a jewelry box or a secure container that will prevent your jewelry from moving around. You can also store your jewelry in a silk or velvet pouch. Each piece of jewelry you purchase will come with a velvet pouch.
When storing your fashion jewelry try wrapping each piece in anti-tarnish paper. If you don't have anti-tarnish paper use an eyeglass cloth instead! The square black paper in your jewelry bag is a complimentary piece of tarnish paper to draw any moisture out of your jewelry bag.
The air around us is what makes metal tarnish. We recommend keeping your jewelry stored in the plastic bag that comes with your jewelry to prevent oxidization.