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Are you taking care of your jewelry? Here are six reasons why your jewelry tarnish

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We all love some cute jewelry. It is very okay to be a little obsessed with your jewelry. At the end of the day, beauty is who you are and jewelry is simply the icing on the cake.

One, two, many times, we’ve bought jewelry from some of our favorite vendors and before we know it, it’s already tarnishing in the blink of an eye. We then quickly pass the blame to the manufacturer and tell ourselves that we will never purchase from them. But do you know that 95% of the time why jewelry tarnishes is because of how we take care of them? Don’t believe us? Let us give you six reasons.

(1.)You sleep with your jewelry

A night of good sleep is what we need for beauty but your jewelry doesn’t need some beauty sleep hunnay. Rolling over in your sleep will for sure make your jewelry get into contact with fabric that will wear out your jewelry. Ooh! And don’t forget our bodies perspire as we sleep. The sweat will end up on your jewelry and this will cause some tarnishing. To prevent this, make sure you remove your jewelry before hitting the bed.

(2.) You hit the gym with your jewerly

Okay, we have to get those bod goals as we chase some money too but please, spare some time to remove your jewelry before you hop onto that treadmill or lift that barbell. Why? This revolves around the same issue of sweating. You really don’t need to soak your jewelry in sweat because it will tarnish for sure. Plus, oh my! It is very uncomfortable working ou with jewelry. Trust me, we’ve tried that.

(3.) Your jewerly is always in direct contact with your perfume and cosmetics

That face beat, the shimmering body oil, body splash, perfume, and all those things that are meant to make us look well put together may be doing more harm than good to your precious jewelry. You might not realize it, but there are most likely quite a few chemicals in your beauty drawer. When left on for too long, the chemicals will start eating away at the metal and softer gems of your jewelry. Weak metals will compromise your jewelry increasing the chances of loss. Make sure to put on your jewelry after you have finished everything else. This avoids them getting snagged on clothing as well as being sprayed with chemicals.

(4.)You are always swimming and bathing with your jewelry

Personally, in the past, I have been a repeat offender of this and I am not ashamed to say it. I believe we are many sailing on the same boat. Salt found in water can be quite damaging to your gold or diamond jewelry, and the main reason for this is the fact that salt causes the erosion of the jewelry’s metallic layer. Platinum, silver, and gold are eroded by salt, and the exposure to salt over a long period weakens the precious metals, and the jewelry could break. Diamonds are affected by saltwater, too, with the biggest concern being blemishing on the stone. Exposure of a diamond piece to salt stains the facets, making the previously sparkly diamond dull. It might be a good idea to leave the jewelry out of the beach, ocean, bathtub, and swimming pool.

(5.) You don’t know how to store your jewelry

It is as simple and complicated as this. You need to store your jewelry in a cool, humid-free place. Preferably, store it in a jewelry box or a simple jewelry bag.

(6.) You don’t clean your jewelry

Your jewelry needs some TLC for it to serve you well. Just like how our bodies pick up dirt during the day, our jewelry equally picks up the same “gunk”. This in turn causes your jewelry to fade. After removing your jewelry, make sure you clean it up with a jewelry polish cloth or a soft cloth.

Do you have more reasons and tips you’d love to share? We’d love to hear from you. We also hope that you have learned a thing or two from this article. Thank you for taking your time.

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