Taking care of costume jewellery
All women love to adorn themselves. We are all fond of fashion jewellery, which is trendy, creative and affordable. Though we are not spending hefty amounts, we are emotionally attached to them. Unfortunately, costume does not last long, unless we take care. It tarnishes, looses its colour and shine. We have few simple tips to take care of your imitation jewellery and make them last longer. Let us guide you!
1. Keep your fashion jewelry dry and clean
Whether it is a necklace, ring, bracelet or earrings, exposing fashion jewelry to any type of cream, chemical product, lotion, perfume, oil or even water is an undeniable accelerator of tarnishing. So it is best to keep fashion jewellery dry and clean.
2. Last On, First Off
Put your jewellery on after you put your clothes on, and take it off before you take your clothes off. Doing this will ensure that your clothing doesn’t get caught by jewellery during the clothing removal process. An accidental pull of your necklace while taking off your shirt can cause a chain or string to break! And no one would want that.
3. Wear your costume jewelry occasionally
To preserve the life of your jewellery, 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.
4. Always clean your fashion jewelry after wearing
This may seem a little laborious, but it’s actually very useful to see your jewellery last! Some soap, oil or perfume may have accidentally got on your skin while you wear your ring, earrings, necklace or bracelet. So clean them, or at least wipe them down with soft cloth to remove any product residues and sweat that accelerates oxidation.
5. Store it in a plastic or paper bag, not in the jewellery velvet box
Fashion necklaces must vertically hung on hooks and the pieces of costume jewelry should not be in contact with one another and especially not with your precious jewellery that could suffer from corrosion. Best way to store costume jewellery is to store it in plastic bag or a plastic container.