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How to Take Care of Your Statement and Costume Jewelry

How to Take Care of Your Statement and Costume Jewelry

As a general understanding, statement and costume jewelry are known to be both flamboyant and intricate in design. What this means for owners of such jewelry is that they'll require much more care and maintenance when compared to other types. Nevertheless, if the jewelry is properly taken care of consistently, the life span of the jewelry can be noticeably prolonged.

So on that note, we've curated a list of 5 ways you can ensure that your statement and costume jewelry look their best and stay their best for longer!

1. Always put your jewelry on last and remove it first. This prevents it from catching on clothing when worn or taken off, reducing the chance of the jewelry breaking or falling apart.

2. Make sure to put on makeup and perfume first, and then jewelry second. Yes, that is correct. Apply makeup and perfume first to avoid exposing your jewelry to chemicals that can tarnish or cause discoloration.

3. Do not wash your jewelry with abrasive liquids or substances. They can scratch or discolor the costume jewelry, and even weaken the adhesive that holds the jewelry in place. It is recommended that you use as little liquid as possible.

One way to clean your jewelry would be to add a drop of shampoo (baby shampoo is best) to the water and clean it with a cotton swab or Q-tip.

4. Try to store your jewelry in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Exposure to extreme sunlight can tarnish or discolor your jewelry, similar to how an old car would look after sitting in the desert for a long time. We also advise that you store each piece of jewelry separately to reduce the risk of scratching or tarnishing your jewelry with other ones.

We recommend using organza bags for this exact purpose.

5. Last but not least, you should never have your jewelry in the water for any amount of time as it holds no benefit for the piece. Being submerged in water, the jewelry will become tarnished and discolored. And of course, the water would further weaken the adhesive that is holding the piece altogether.

Hopefully, you took away something of value when it comes to taking care of your costume and statement jewelry pieces. With these tips, you'll be able to keep your jewels looking amazing for longer!