7 Tips to Take Care of Your Costume Jewelry
Fashion jewelry is a fashionable, often cheap fun way of accessorizing. They are made up of all kinds of materials from plastic, to metal, strings, stones, thread, and beads to even paper and cloth. Owing to the different materials used to make fashion jewelry, taking care of it also differs and you need to take as good a care as you would give to your jewelry made of precious metal and stones for it to last longer and look new.
1. Keep them away from dust.
Whatever material it is made up of, it is important that you keep them away from dust. Although you think it can be dusted off, dust leaves scratches behind and it shows especially if the jewelry is made of glass or plastic. Put them in a covered box or a pouch and keep them closed when not in use.
2. Do not spray on perfume after you put your jewelry on
Not only perfume, but make sure you don’t let your costume jewelry out where other chemical substances can fall on them, like on top of a washing machine or in the toilet. They can lose their sheen, color or react badly with the chemicals.
3. Take them off when you go for a swim
Or taking a shower or washing your clothes. Do not wear them in the pool even if you think it goes well with your swim suit. You might ruin the piece and would not be able to wear it the next time.
4. Separate them
It is easier to find and take out when you have different boxes for your costume jewelry. You can either separate them according to the pieces –like earring in a box and necklaces in another or according to the material. Also when you have jewelry made of beads, it is better to hang them instead of bunching them together.