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Beads And Baubles: Useful Guidelines For Jewelry Care

Jewelry is almost always a wonderful gift idea for a special woman, especially if you don’t have many other ideas of what to get her. Read a few tips that are sure to make picking the perfect piece a whole lot easier.

You never want to use bleach, ammonia, or any other cleaning solvents that are not designed specifically for cleaning jewelry. Harsh chemicals can destroy the enamel, and ruin the stones in your jewelry.

Store your jewelry in a place that is not subjected to humidity extremes or open air. Trying putting them in a box with a tight-fitting lid or a bag that has a drawstring closure. Humidity quickly tarnishes both precious and non-precious metal. Precious metals are able to be polished and retain their luster, but the non-precious metals have a coat, and polishing will cause the metal under it to show through.

Always shop around when …