If you have many accessories, you will definitely own some trendy faux pieces. I have a lot of fake jewellery and I have learned several ways to care for them over the years and I’d like to share them with you, girls. Here are 7 ways to care for fake jewellery.
1. Store your jewellery the right way
Exposure to air encourages fading and discoloration! That’s why it’s so important to store your jewellery the right way. Store your fake jewellery in a lined jewellery box, and avoid mixing different colored metals. Try to keep gold items together and silver items together so they do not rub off on each other.
2. Don’t get your jewellery wet
Getting fake jewellery wet is very harmful, so anytime you bathe, shower, wash your hands, wash dishes, or go swimming, take off your jewellery. Getting it wet from time to time is okay, but don’t get your jewellery wet over time, because water can cause discoloration and rust, especially if there’s a soap scum left on your jewellery pieces.
3. Put your jewellery on last
Another way to care for fake jewellery is to put it on last. Hairspray and perfume can be absolutely harmful to fake jewellery, so don’t spray yourself with them while wearing your fake jewellery. Wear the jewellery after you’ve already applied your perfume or hairspray!
4. Don’t work out in jewellery
Before you go the gym, take off any jewellery, fake or not. Besides, it’s much easier to exercise without anything getting in your way, right? And sweat buildup on jewellery is very harmful to the stones. Sad to say, but I’ve lost my favorite ring because of sweaty fingers!
5. Remove your jewellery when doing housework
All cleaning products have a serious adverse effect on jewellery, fake or not, so make sure you take off any bracelets or rings before you start to clean you floor! There are people who have had a skin reaction when cleaning solution and fake metals interacted and touched their skin!
6. Don’t wear moisturizer
If you are planning to wear your fake jewellery, you have to refrain from putting moisturizer on the areas which your jewellery will be touching! If your moisturizer is not completely absorbed, it will leave a residue on your jewellery that can dull its glow.
7. Clean your fake jewellery every now and then
Finally, don’t forget to clean your fake jewellery occasionally. Take some warm water and a little bit of baby shampoo and scrub gently with your old toothbrush. You can also use a little toothpaste! It will remove buildup and will enhance shine. However, don’t use toothpaste on any jewellery items with glue or paint, because it will dissolve away!
Use these tips to extend the life of your fake jewellery and keep them looking brand new! Although fake jewellery doesn’t cost a lot of money, it’s still money spent, right? How do you usually care for your fake jewellery? Share your tips.