How To Take Care Of Your Jewelry To Enjoy Them Longer
Posted on 15 December 2016
Read our guide on jewelry care to see how you can take care of your precious accessories so you can wear them every day!
TFW your jewelry is so cute you want to wear it every day. But do you know how to take care of jewelry so that it looks brand new a month in? Read Small Things’ guide to jewelry care.
Sterling Silver Jewelry Care
With just a little jewelry care you can enjoy sterling silver jewelry for a long time. To avoid oxidization, which can make silver darker and dull, store pieces in airtight bags or simply wear them every day.
Gold Plated Jewelry
Gold plating protects the sterling silver jewelry from oxidization. With gold-plated jewelry, like our Spike Pave Stud Earrings in Gold, the gold plating will last a while and helps protect the piece. However, like anything, it will wear off over time if worn frequently. While the gold-plating might help, you will need to put in work too! Minimize contact with water (which we all know from chem 101 reacts with metals), don’t use soap on them, and avoid contact with other perfumes, lotions, and liquids. Use a jewelry polishing cloth, special cloth strips that don’t attract dust or small particles, to gently wipe away any stains at the end of the day
Tassels are our favorite accessory this season. See how to style tassels with your outfits. With tassels like our Shooting Star Tassel Earrings, you want to store them hanging to avoid tangling and threads bending. With beaded long tassels like the Luxe Two-Tone Beaded Tassel Earrings, make sure they’re not being tugged on so that the beads don’t fall out! When traveling, a quick DIY jewelry care trick is to wrap them tightly in soft paper to avoid the tassels tangling or crumpling. Just unwrap and your earrings will look brand new!
While leather looks and feels amazing, you want to make sure you’re doing what you can to take care of it as wear starts to show early on! Avoid exposure to water, perfume, or moisturizer so that the dye won’t leak, dry immediately if it gets wet! Let the leather air dry as heat might shrink or dry out the leather making it look scratchy. To clean, just wipe with a damp cloth and leave to dry.
Fabrics Jewelry Care
Bandanas are making a chic comeback this year. As a versatile and cool accessory, they’re an accessory begging to be work daily. Which means you have to know how to take care of it so that it’ll last longer! With our Chevron Crystal Bandana Tie, you want to make sure you are not chucking it in the wash! This bandana needs special care because of the precious cz crystals sewn onto the fabric. To clean, just wipe the fabric with a damp cloth, using a jewelry cloth to wipe off any extra dust lying in between the jewels. Voila, good as new!
If pompoms keep you cheerful, make sure you’re keeping them bright! With soft pompoms like the ones on our Float Like A Feather Earrings you want to make sure you avoid getting water on them as much as possible! To maintain their shape, place in a hard box or secure location so that they don’t get squished or damaged. Pompoms are cute but they’re sensitive so give them the tender loving care they need.
General Jewelry Care
Generally, you want to avoid any water or liquids when it comes to taking care of jewelry. Only use a dry or damp jewelry cloth to clean your metals, and soft cloths to clean tassels, or leather!
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