The next step in getting your jewelry organized is getting it clean and maintaining it. Taking care of your pieces will greatly increase the longevity of your pieces. See our best tips below:
When wearing long necklaces, be careful of seat belts and carrying children. These activities can put a lot of strain on the pendant or chain.
Make sure your piece is raw brass, because this tip will damage any finish or other metals. Polish brass using Brasso. If you have more sensitive skin, try
A Few Maintenance Tips:
Keeping your jewelry dry and clean is the key by avoiding wearing your jewelry while swimming, showering, and working out. Always put your jewelry on last after you have applied your body lotion, make-up and perfumes. They can contain some chemicals that can potentially damage your jewelry.
Remove your jewelry before going to bed. When we sleep we sweat and our skin releases oils which can affect the finish of your jewelry, not to mention that you can snag your sheets or scratch your skin while you sleep.
Avoid coating your jewelry with store bought products. All of our pieces are made to be hypoallergenic and come with a protective coating. Adding nail polish or a coating you may find at a big box store will negate that and in addition can over time breakdown your jewelry more quickly.
Come back next week for the final part of the series where we show you how to display your jewelry.