Want to learn about how to keep costume jewelry from fading? Costume jewelry is a cheap alternative to expensive silver. Costume jewelry is fun and affordable. Lately, costume jewelry is appearing everywhere. Sometimes you can't even tell the difference! High-end fashion designers are even using costume jewelry for their runway shows. Costume jewelry sparkles. Unfortunately, it doesn't stay looking great for long, unless you take care of it properly. By following a few simple steps, you can easily keep silver costume jewelry from fading.
In order to keep silver costume jewelry from fading, you need:
- Small sealable bags
- Jewelry case
- Baby shampoo
- Soft bristle toothbrush
- Clear nail polish
- Avoid exposing to moisture. Make sure you remove your costume jewelry before showering. Take off jewelry during exercise. Any kind of moisture can tarnish the metal and cause the polished silver coating to fade. Avoid wearing the jewelry when doing the dishes or washing hands.
- Clean the jewelry on a regular basis. About once a week you should clean silver costume jewelry. Use a small amount of baby shampoo applied to a wet soft bristle toothbrush. Gently clean the jewelry using the toothbrush. Wipe the jewelry off using the cloth.
- Storage is very important. Make sure you keep silver costume jewelry separate from the other pieces. You want to avoid the jewelry rubbing together. Store each piece in an individual small sealable bag. You can then place the bags in a jewelry box.
- Apply protection. Coat the inside of your rings or backside of necklaces with a high quality clear top-coat nail polish. These areas can't avoid moisture. By coating the pieces, you are locking out moisture.