9 TIPS FOR TAKING CARE OF YOUR BIJOUX
Avoiding moisture and chemicals is the most important factor
Whether it's fine jewelry or costume jewelry, there's always a sentimental reason behind every piece of jewelry you buy and you'll want to wear it forever. Here are some quick and easy care tips for your jewelry to prevent oxidation, scratches, and dulling.
1. Keep them away from the wood
Avoid leaving jewelry on chemically treated surfaces or wood as they can stain or speed up the oxidation process.
2. Store them in a zip lock bag
Over time, your jewelry comes into contact with moisture and air, eventually causing it to oxidize. Put them in a zip lock bag and let all the air out before sealing.
3. Keep jewelry dry and away from chemicals
Don't wear your jewelry so apply lotions, perfume or hairspray. Never wear jewelry when you go swimming or to the sauna.
4. Avoid leaving them out in the sun
The color of the stones will become dull when exposed to too much light.
5. Rotate your bijoux
Jewelry is not meant to be worn 24/7, give them a break and show off other jewelry in the meantime.
6. Store jewelry separately from other jewelry
The metal is easily scratched, so store your jewelry in individual soft cloth pouches or the original boxes in which it was sold.
7. Keep them clean
At the end of the day, clean your jewelry with an anti-oxidation cloth before storing. This will ensure that any persistent moisture, oils or dust will disappear.
8. Don't use toothpaste
This home remedy is too abrasive and will damage your jewelry in the long run.
9. How to treat pearls or stones
To clean pearls and other porous stones use a slightly damp cloth.