Caring for your handmade jewelry is an act of preserving not just the physical beauty but also the sentimental value of each unique piece. Handcrafted with love and skill, these creations deserve special attention to maintain their allure over time. To ensure their longevity, it's crucial to handle them with care, store them properly, and clean them gently. By following these simple practices, you can keep your handmade jewelry looking stunning, allowing you to continue enjoying its exquisite craftsmanship and personal significance for years to come.
1. Jewelry goes on last!
First things first, put your jewelry on last! Lotions, perfumes, makeup, and hair products often contain ingredients that can damage or tarnish certain metals and gemstones. It's best to apply those products first and wait for them to dry before adding your favorite pieces of jewelry to finish your look!
2. Storing your jewelry
Whenever you're not wearing your jewelry, store it in a safe and dry place away from direct sunlight, like in a jewelry box or other safe container where it won't be exposed to the elements or rub against other pieces of jewelry.
3. Sometimes it's best to go jewelry free!
Always make sure to remove jewelry when you are doing anything that might cause physical damage, like cleaning around the house, cooking or baking, exercising or lifting heavy objects. Friction or brushing against hard surfaces could cause scratches and dents!
Avoid contact with water. We barely like to take our favorite pieces off, but it's best to go jewelry-free when taking a bath or shower, getting in a hot tub, or going for a swim- both chlorine in pools and saltwater from the ocean can be corrosive to metals and erode the finish on gemstones.
4. Cleaning your jewelry
Show your jewelry some TLC with regular cleanings using one of our polishing cloths! They're more effective and environmentally friendly than paper towels, which can be abrasive and leave behind scratches.