Congratulations on your purchase of Studio 1886 Jewelry. At very affordable prices, AVON Studio 1886 Sterling Silver can become a treasured keepsake that lasts a lifetime with proper care.
Whether you purchased your Sterling Silver Jewelry, or received it as a Gift, caring for the precious metal is actually quite simple and takes very little time.
1) Watch the light – One of the First things many people forget is that UV (Sun) light and heat can affect a colored gemstone. So if your Studio 1886 Jewelry has a n authentic gem stone watch how much time it’s exposed to the sun. The UV light can damage the durability and and even effect the color. Also be cautions if you use a UV light to cure your gel nail polish. You wouldn’t want to damage a ring while glamming up your nails.
2) Stay Away from Chemicals – Exposure to chemicals can damage or discolor precious metals. Everyone probably knows that everyday household cleaners such as bleach, ammonia, pine-sol can damage not only skin, but precious metals like gold and silver, or gemstones. But we often don’t think about everyday substances like hairspray, lotion, and perfume. Even wearing your necklace and earrings in the shower can tarnish or discolor jewelry.
3) Proper Cleaning – Since running to the jeweler to have fine jewelry cleaned is not practical for those of us in rural areas. We are often faced with cleaning jewelry ourselves at home. Most gems and precious metals can easily be cleaned at home without damage. Start with with a soft brush, a new makeup brush works perfect. Use warm water, and mild dish soap, NOT detergent. Another tip is to clean and rinse your jewelry in a container since not in the sink. If you use a sink, put the plug in just in case any loose stones fall out. I like to put a small drop of dish soap in my hand with rings and earrings, then gently rub with a new (from the dollar store) makeup brush. When cleaning necklaces or bracelets, dry them flat by laying on a paper towel and allowing to sit until completely dry.
4) Proper Storage – I know the most convenient place to store my jewelry is in the bathroom, so I can put it on after i finish my morning makeup routine. BUT, excess moisture can damage precious metals, and even synthetic stones. Believe me, I learned that lesson the hard way. Most of my jewelry changed color over time. SO, I opted to get a tight sealing plastic storage container with small compartments to store my costume jewelry. Although I also store my Studio 1886 Fine Jewelry in the same container. My Fine Sterling Silver Jewelry is in the anti-tarnish bag and box that it came in. I lay them so the description on the side of the box sleeve is face up and I can grab them quickly without having to sort through the entire box.
So whether you have several or just a few Timeless Keepsakes of Studio 1886 Sterling Silver jewelry caring for them will ensure they remain timeless keepsakes.