There is no one surefire trick to keeping your fashion jewelry (aka imitation jewelry or costume jewelry) looking like new for years to come. But we thought we would provide some of the tips and tricks that we have come across from our experience.
- Keep your jewelry away from liquids. Namely, try to keep your jewelry away from water, soaps, perfumes, lotions or other harsh chemicals.
- As a general rule of thumb, when getting ready, try to make your jewelry the last item you put on and the first item you take off when you get home from your fancy night out.
- Store your jewelry in a dry and secure place. It is best not to leave fashion jewelry out in the open or in places that may get easily damaged. Try to put jewelry in individual bags or boxes to avoid contact with other jewelry and air. Sandwich size ziploc bags make for great storage as well.
While you can't expect fashion pieces to last forever, these few tips will certainly help keep them good for many years to come.