General Tips for Taking Care of Jewelry

Some rules of jewelry care are for specific types of materials, but some rules universally apply. While these rules might seem simple, they make a huge difference in preserving the beauty of your pieces.

When You're Wearing Your Jewelry

How to take care of jewelry while wearing it

Your jewelry is meant for wearing. Your beautiful necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings are of no use if you can't show them off to the world. While wearing your best pieces can help you feel your best, it also puts them at risk.

Even though jewelry is made to be worn, repeatedly wearing it can cause it to break, fall off or wear down. The more we love and wear our jewelry, the more it deteriorates.

Luckily, you can slow down this process with just a few simple steps and precautions:

  • Keep it dry: Getting jewelry wet is always bad. It can lead to cracks, a lack of shine and water stains.
  • Keep it away from chemicals: This might seem obvious, but you can find harmful chemicals in lotions, perfumes and hairspray. Keep your jewelry away from these products.
  • Put it on last: To avoid chemicals, put your jewelry on last and take it off first.
  • Rotate jewelry: Don't wear the same piece every day. Too much use will wear it down sooner. Give your other jewelry some love!
  • Know when to take it off: Most people know to take their jewelry off before they go to bed, but forget to remove it when swimming, gardening, cleaning and playing sports.