Make a Statement Wednesdays: Nasty, Dirty Statements

8:16:00 AM Jem Lawren 0 Comments

Have you ever loved a piece of costume/fashion jewelry so much that your heart broke when it began to tarnish? Well, for me it wasn't just “a piece”… it was several pieces. Like most people, I love budget friendly jewelry and sometimes hate parting with them.  If you have ever felt the pain that I've just described…have no fear, I have a few tricks or tips that can help.

Listed below are tips to help prevent new jewelry from tarnishing and also to somewhat revive already tarnished jewelry.

For new fashion jewelry:
  1. Try storing the jewelry in a sealed plastic bag.
  2. Before wearing add 1 or 2 coating of clear nail polish (any brand will do the job). This will create a seal over the metal.
  3.  Spray a coat of Crystal clear Enamel. You can find this at your local Wal-Mart or hardware store.

For already tarnished fashion jewelry:
  1.  Put your tarnished jewelry in a bowl with some warm water, salt and baking soda ; letting it soak for about 10 to 15 minutes. This will clean the spots off without going through the trouble of hand-polishing. Dry with a cloth or paper towel.
  2. Toothpaste. Yes, toothpaste…any brand will do the trick. Apply a sizeable amount to your finger tips and gently rub the toothpaste onto the jewelry. Rinse with warm water and dry with a cloth or paper towel.
  3.  Purchasing cleaners formulated for fashion or costume jewelry.

Below are before and after photos when using the toothpaste method:

I hope this helps!

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