Let's face it, jewelry is prone to breaks and discoloration. Use these helpful tips to combat signs of wear:
1. Store your jewelry in an air-tight container or bag when you're not wearing it. This will slow down the effects of tarnishing for sterling silver items.
2. Jewelry should always be the last thing you put on! Direct exposure to perfume, hair spray, makeup, lotions, gels, etc. is not good and overtime the chemicals in these products can strip the metals and/or cause discoloration and dirt build up.
3. Take your jewelry off before exercising, swimming, sleeping or while at the beach.
Why you ask? a) Sweat and chlorine can discolor jewelry, b) who knows what you do while you sleep and jewelry chains can break when you're tossing and turning, c) sand is rough which means it can scratch jewelry.
4. To restore shine to dull pieces the best thing you can do is purchase a specialty polishing cloth. A soft 100% cotton fabric can also work for touch ups.