There are so many different types of jewelry that have been developed over time. Here’s where you can start learning about jewelry and start choosing pieces that you’ll enjoy for a long time to come.
Keep your jewelry in a relatively air-tight container, and minimize its exposure to humidity. For maximum protection you can choose to store them inside of a small drawstring or a closed jewelry box. Humid air affects the metals in jewelry and causes tarnishing. Tarnish can be removed from precious metals like gold and silver, but they cannot be removed from other metals.
Don’t use acetone, bleach, ammonia or turpentine to clean copper. Doing so can damage the shine and luster of the stones on your favorite pieces.
Make sure to store your jewelry away from humidity and air. Trying putting them in a box with a tight-fitting lid or a bag that has a drawstring closure. Tarnish is a chemical reaction that happens when silver and other metals are exposed to moisture and air. The thing about this is that non-precious metals cannot fully recover from this because underneath, the copper shows through. However, keep in mind that precious metals can go back to their own original forms.
Give the jewelry a test-run by wearing it for a day. Does it feel comfortable and hang properly? Doing this also tells you how well it stands up to normal daily wear.
Costume jewelry requires specific care. Costume jewelry is generally bound by glue rather than settings and is therefore, a lot more fragile. Don’t submerge costume jewelry in water or clean it with harsh chemicals. The best way to care for your jewelry is to use one damp cloth to wipe it followed by a dry one to dry it. Doing so will keep your jewelry looking its best for life.
It can be overwhelming trying to decide what jewelery to buy, wear, or how to pair it with occasion. Remember to use these tips to choose jewelery.