6 Tips to Keep Your Jewelry From Tarnishing

1. Keep It Dry

The fastest way to tarnish your jewelry is by contact with moisture and liquids. This includes putting on lotions, washing your hands, a spritz of perfume, and sweating with your jewels on. Even the oils on your skin can wear down the plating and metals over time - and this will again vary from person to person.

Also, don't wash dishes or do laundry with your jewelry on as the harsh chemicals in cleaning products can damage or take off the finish. 

2. Use Perfume Before Wearing Your Fashion Jewelry 

As perfumes are not 100% natural, it can damage your fashion jewelry when comes in contact with it. Make sure to put on your perfume first, let it dry and then put the final touches of your jewelry on. 

3. Store It Properly

Exposure to the simplest things like the moisture in the air can wear down your jewels, it's important to store them properly. Store your jewelry in a jewelry box or other secure container. You can also store your jewelry in a silk or velvet pouch and put each pouch in a decorative shoe box. 

When storing your fashion jewelry try wrapping each piece in anti-tarnish paper. If you don't have anti-tarnish paper use an eyeglass cloth instead!

4. Try a Jewelry Protectant Spray

Give your jewelry a protective shield to fight the elements that contribute to tarnishing. Not only can it protect your favorite pieces longer, but some sprays can also protect you from allergies like irritation, rashes and hives. 

5. Avoid Coating Your Jewelry 

Coating your fashion jewelry might add style for a while, but in the long run it damages your fashion jewelry. No matter if you are changing its color or changing its appearance with making it shinier it will cause adverse effects on your jewelry. The best solution is to keep the jewelry the way it is and purchase a different item closer to your newest desire.

6. Give It a Break

Fashion jewelry is not meant for daily usage. Wearing your costume jewelry occasionally will give it a longer life.