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Jewelry Care

We are all fans of costume jewelry - trendy, original and usually very affordable.  But don't you just hate it when our favorite bracelet or pair of earrings turns into a weird and unappealing color?

No miracle solution here, but we've put together a few tips to keep them looking their best while they're still on trend.

Usually this discoloration is due to the plated gold being oxidized by the air, as well as sweat and oil during wearing.

Here are some tips to minimize the oxidization on your costume jewelry:

1) Keep them dry and clean. Do make sure you remove your jewelry when you wash your hands, apply lotion or spray on perfume.

2) To prevent body oil and lotion build up on your jewellery, clean and polish and remove all oils from your jewellery with a soft cloth when undressing to keep it looking beautiful.

2) Jewelry tarnishes much faster if it’s left out in the open and exposed to oxygen. To avoid this, you can either store it in an air tight ziploc bag, or a jewelry box.

  • 3) Avoid leaving your jewellery in direct heat or sunlight or it may fade in color. Try to keep your jewellery in a protective box or wrap it in a soft cloth.
  • 4) Wear your 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. So, 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.
  • Now that you know everything about the optimal cleaning and storing of your costume jewelry. It's time to shop, and create your own personalized piece!