Have you ever been on your way out the door when you catch a glimpse of your reflection and have the feeling that something is off? Everything you’re wearing matches, you hair is nicely styled, and you’ve even got two shoes on your feet, but it just feels like you’re lacking that finishing touch. It’s jewelry. Jewelry completes any outfit, taking it from blah to fabulous.
Try using a simple polishing cloth on your jewelery collection. You can keep your items shiny without using chemicals. It’s easy, just use the dual-sided cloth to wipe down your jewelry, just as you would polish a beautiful glass. First use the polishing side, and finish with the other side to make it shine.
Do not use any chemicals on your jewelery stones. This can dull your stones and eat away their enamel.
Be cautious of storing all of your pieces of jewelry together. You can protect your jeweled investments with hooks, boxes and holders that keep each piece intact and prevent tangles. Throwing the jewelry together into the jewelry box is a no-no. This can damage the finer and more fragile pieces, and items like necklaces can entangle with each other and other pieces into a big mess.
You need to pay attention to care and maintenance if you intend to build up a costume jewelry collection. Collecting costume jewelry can get expensive, but it is also an investment worth your time, so avoid any pieces that have too many flaws. The most useful pieces in your collection are the ones that are in excellent condition.
Beautiful jewelry is one of the best ways to give that finishing touch to your outfit. There is a type and style of jewelry that goes with any outfit you decide to wear, whether you are trying to look fun, classy, or professional. As you prepare to spend a night on the town, add a few pieces to your outfit.