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Jewelry

Care

Tips

To make sure your jewelry is always ready to shine, these tips can help you to prevent your jewelry from tarnishing and becoming dull.

What is tarnish? Why does it happen?

Tarnish is a thin layer of corrosion that develops on metals like (sterling) silver and copper as their outermost layer undergoes a chemical reaction. Oxygen, airborne pollutants, dust and moisture are the main causes for tarnished jewelry. When jewelry gets tarnished / oxidized the metal often looks dull, gray or it looks like it has a black film / coating / patina, which can really reduce the beauty of your jewelry.

In some designs I use this natural chemical reaction, because it can create more dept in a design or give a silver piece of jewelry a more rustic or antique look. This type of jewelry is often called silver jewelry with a patina / oxidized finish. But if you want to prevent your jewelry from tarnishing, here several tips :

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JEWELRY BOX

1.

When you are not wearing your silver jewelry, it is best to keep it in a closed box, away from sunlight and air. Jewelry boxes that are fully closed are the best, so you can store all your jewelry in one place, but separate them inside the box. This way they are carefully protected and you’re making sure your jewelry will remain beautiful and sparkly!

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NELYDIA POUCHES

2.

Store your jewelry in pouches and boxes that we have provided in order to prevent scratching against each other.

Clean the pieces after use and occasionally wipe with a soft cloth.

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OCCASIONAL BREAK

3.

To extend the life of your jewelry, it’s best that you give your jewelry pieces an occasional break and not wearing it
on an everyday basis.

 

Clean the pieces after use and occasionally wipe with a soft cloth.

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STRAW

4.

If you have problems with chain necklaces that get tangled up, this might be a super tip! Especially when you’re traveling, but also to store your chain necklaces in your jewelry box: Open the lock of your chain necklace an put one side of the chain in a straw and the other side out, then close the lock again.

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DON’T WEAR / AVOID

WEARING JEWELRY WHEN

5.

  • Taking a shower / bath

  • Working out

  • At to a hair salon

  • Cleaning. Cleaning products can damage your jewelry

  • Swimming

  • Sun ‘tanning’ or go out in direct heat or hard sunlight.

  • This might tarnish your jewelry or fade gemstones.

  • Avoid contact with perfume, body lotion and other chemicals

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QUICK CLEAN

6.

Clean the pieces after use and occasionally wipe with water and soap

Steps to clean your jewelry. 

1. Put the jewelry in the Lukewarm water with a small amount of mild soap.
2. If your jewelry is particularly dirty, soak the jewelry for 5 - 10 mins.
3. Brush with a soft toothbrush.
4. Rinse with clean water. 
5. Pat dry with soft cloth.