A big issue many people experience with costume jewelry is keeping it from tarnishing. This occurs when the top layer, the protective laquer, of the metal begins to wear away. This is a result of a few it being exposed to many chemicals and incorrect cleaning methods.
Here are simple tips to keep your pieces from loosing their shine and tarnishing
Keep harsh chemicals away from your jewelry: If you are going to wear items that contain harsh chemicals such as perfume, body mist, lotion, or sun tan lotion make sure you apply it to your skin and it completely dries prior to putting your jewelry on.
Keep away from water This is specially true when showering or cleaning
If you are really into preserving your pieces, store them in air tight ziplock bags to prevent any moisture or dust from getting on them
You can use clear nail polish to keep the Shine intact, This does work temporarily but it’s just like your nails, the shine will fade and you will have to reapply. Some also apply clear spray paint/shiny lacquer.
Keep them away from too much exposure to the sun
Let Me know if you have any other methods to keep your pieces looking like you just bought them!
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