*JEWELRY WITH PATINA FINISH SHOULD NEVER GET WET OR WASHED. WATER IS IT'S ENEMY AND WILL SURELY RUIN THE PATINA FINISH*
To Keep Your Fashion Jewelry Dry and Tarnish Free
Don't Wash Dishes or do Laundry with Your Jewelry on
Many cleaning products that come in contact with your beautiful jewelry that can take off the finish. Why? Because of the harsh chemicals.
Don't Wear Jewelry In Pool or at the Spa
Chlorinated water can react with the metals found in jewelry causing your awesome bangle or necklace to change color.
Don't Use Jewelry Cleaner
Cleaner made for silver, gold, or platinum is way too harsh for fashion jewelry which is usually plated with these precious metals.
Don't Put on Lotion or Perfume with your Jewelry on
For the same reasons listed above, lotions and perfumes that are not 100% natural can react unfavorably with your jewelry.
Basically, keep your jewelry away from the following:
- dish-washing soap
- silver cleaner
- other harsh chemicals
Last On, First Off
Put Your Jewelry on After You Put Your Clothes on and Before Your Take Your Clothes 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!
Remove Your Jewelry During Activities
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.
Put Jewelry On After Applying Hairspray and Makeup
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 your beauty routine you can avoid potential damage.
Store Your Fashion Jewelry Properly to Keep it Looking Great for years!
Keep Your Jewelry Secure
Store your jewelry in a jewelry box or other secure container that will prevent your baubles from moving around. You can also store your jewelry in a silk or velvet pouch and put each pouch in a decorative shoe box.
Use Anti-tarnish Paper
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 air around us is what makes metal tarnish. We recommend using a Ziploc or sandwich bag with the air squeezed out to prevent oxidization.