how to preserve your costume jewelry is one of the keys to keeping them beautiful. Let's explore some useful tips for preserving your costume pieces.
1. KEEP YOUR FASHION JEWELRY DRY AND TARNISH FREE.
Do not do dishes, bathe, do laundry or even go swimming with your costume jewelry. Why? Many cleaning products contain harsh chemicals.
2. DO NOT USE JEWELRY CLEANER ON FASHION/COSTUME PIECES.
Jewelry cleaners made for authentic silver, gold or platinum jewelry pieces are way too harsh for fashion/costume jewelry. This is because, fashion jewelry is usually plated with (not made out of) these precious metals.
3. LET YOUR JEWELRY BE THE LAST THING ON AND THE FIRST THING OFF.
What does this mean? This means that your jewelry should be put on after you've put on all of your clothing, lotions and perfume and removed first when taking off your clothes. Doing this will ensure that your jewelry does not come into contact with your lotion/cream and perfume which can also contribute to tarnishing or a change in color of your costume piece.