How to take care of your jewellery?
- Make your jewelry the last thing you put on in the morning, and the first thing you take off at night.
- Remove when cleaning, swimming and taking a shower. The chemicals used during these activities could cause immediate tarnishing.
- Remove when sleeping. Movement during sleep can cause stress.
- Store your jewellery in a cool, dry place. The bag provided will slow tarnishing and prevent scratching by other pieces in your jewellery box.
- Wipe your jewellery clean with a soft cloth before returning it to storage to remove any body oils and dirt.
- With normal daily wear, even when adhering to the above recommendations, the wire will eventually need replacing. You may want to have your jewellery periodically restrung to prevent breakage or loss.
- To keep your jewellery looking its best, periodically clean it in a mild soapy water mixture and a SOFT toothbrush. Rinse thoroughly with water and dry completely with a soft cloth. Never use paper towels or tissues to dry your jewelry as they contain fibers that can scratch.
- You should never use a silver polishing (or treated) cloth on Swarovski crystals, as the chemicals on the cloth could scratch the surface and dull the shine. However, a polishing cloth (called the Sunshine Polishing Cloth) which does not scratch crystals and is perfect to care for your new jewellery. The only caveat is that the Sunshine Polishing Cloth will remove the oxidation from Bali beads, so if you are not careful, you could change the appearance of your jewellery by using this cloth enthusiastically.
- Never let your jewellery soak in water, as it could corrode the wire the jewellery is strung on. If it does get wet, make sure you dry it completely.
- Never use any type of jewellery cleaners or dips. The letter beads and Bali beads have an "antiqued" appearance. They have been oxidized to enhance their detailed appearance. These solutions could remove the oxidation (or "antiquing").
Proper precious jewellery care ensures you will enjoy your jewellery for years to come.