{Love} Your Jewelry…How to care for it!



It is February and my theme this month is LOVE (how original right?) Well instead of talking about relationships and Valentine’s Day my spin is about LOVING the stuff in your life and how to care for it.

This week we are talking about jewelry. It started as my hobby and has since become my business and I would “love” to help you care for the pieces you own. So here are my tips:

1. How to store your jewelry:

  • Do not store it in the bathroom! The moisture will damage the stringing material and can cause parts to tarnish or corrode.
  • Store your pieces in a fabric lined jewelry box or a fabric lined drawer or shoebox. It doesn’t have to be expensive. You can also buy anti-tarnish fabric to keep your sterling silver and other pieces from tarnishing while storing.

2. How to clean your jewelry:

3. How to care while wearing your jewelry

  • Remove your pieces before bathing, swimming, or sitting in the spa. The chemicals can damage and the soap will create a filmy build up requiring more cleaning
  • Make sure your jewelry is the last item you put on, after make-up, hairspray, and perfume. All of these items will damage your valuable pieces.
  • When you take off your pieces make sure you put them away it a specific and secure spot. I am terrible at this! My little kids are always pulling and yanking at my jewelry. So I am constantly taking it off and putting it down it random places around the house. This makes it harder to find what I want, when I want it. I am also more likely to lose an earring!

Your Turn!

Do you have any tips to share for caring for your jewelry? I would love to hear them. Please leave a comment below!

Thanks for visiting,

Emily Wilke, Style Avenue Studios

Read other Love Themed Posts this month:


Emily Wilke

Owner & Designer

When I’m not creating beautiful jewelry — you can find me cuddling with my 2 kids and 2 cats, sneaking away for wine tasting with my hubby and I almost always have a coffee in hand.


  • Lisa Mallis

    March 14, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Never even thought about putting on my jewelry after doing my hair and makeup. Great tip!!!! Thanks!

  • Clara @NotreCharme

    March 14, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Very useful post! I always put on my jewelry last, just before wearing the coat! But I am always a bit scared about cleaning it myself, once I had an unpleasant experience: I bought a product which was meant for silver and I used to clean a silver bracelet: it even stained the bracelet! so I usually have my jewelry cleaned professionally

  • Robbie Schlosser

    March 14, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Thanks, Emily.

    Lots of good advice for someone who wears and cleans jewelry. Unfortunately, that isn’t me. The closest I get is using silver polish to keep the shine on my trumpet.

    But now I’m ready for the next person who asks me how to clean her pearls. I’m not holding my breath, though.


  • Remy

    March 16, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I have always wear my jewelry after I use perfume, and also I separate them and put them in Ziploc bags.

  • Delia @ Blog Formatting

    March 16, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Emily, I learned something new today! That jewelry should be the last item you put on.

    Had no idea they can get damaged by your makeup and the sorts 🙂 Thanks for this!

Leave a reply