Have you ever had your favorite necklace become so tangled that it's well beyond repair? Or have you ever lost a piece of jewelry to a favorite bracelet after wearing it for months at a time? If so, you may be ruining your jewelry without knowing it!
We have 6 ways to ruin your favorite jewelry without realizing it!
1. You do NOT: Hang your necklaces
This can be a common reason why necklaces begin to tangle and knots begin to form in the necklace chains. When necklaces are sitting in a jewelry box or on a countertop, they can easily start to knot over time. A perfect solution to this unwanted tangle is to hang your necklaces in a jewelry rack that has pegs specifically for necklaces! If this is not available, a simple DIY solution is to hang your necklaces on hangers in your closet!
2. You do NOT: Remove your jewelry while washing your hands
In the world of 2020, we wash our hands all the time! Just because you want to be healthy doesn't mean your jewelry has to suffer. Try to remove your rings and bracelets while washing your hands to prevent them from wearing out and getting damaged! Over time, this can cause problems in the metal and take away some of its shine!
3. You do NOT: Clean your jewelry properly
While there may be great ways to clean your jewelry on Pinterest, there is no substitute for cleaning with the right product and cloth. Most of the time, some jewelry stores also offer cleaning services. Be sure to take the opportunity to have your jewelry cleaned from time to time so that it looks great even years after you wear it!
4. YOU DO: Wear the same jewelry every day
We get it! Your jewelry is absolutely beautiful and you want to wear it every day and show it off. Unfortunately, over time, your jewelry becomes worn and less beautiful if it is subjected to the elements of the world every day. Try to remove your jewelry and change your pieces every day to preserve your jewelry and keep it beautiful!
5. YOU DO: Take showers or swim while wearing your jewelry
Have you ever noticed after wetting jewelry in a chlorine-filled pool or after taking a shower that it looks less shiny? This could be because the chemicals in chlorine pools are not the best for keeping jewelry in good condition! The water can actually cause jewelry to lose its quality over time.
6. YOU DO: Wear your jewelry while you sleep
Another common mistake when it comes to wearing jewelry is forgetting to take your jewelry off while you sleep! Unfortunately, jewelry can get tangled up while you are tossing and turning at night. Also, it can be damaged while you sleep if it is bumped against the bed or another object. A simple solution is to make sure you remove your jewelry every night before you go to bed!