Not sure how to care for the brand new jewelry you bought? We’ve got you covered.
So you’ve unboxed your parcel and you’re ready to enjoy your new jewelry. Before you do, don't forget to read on how to care for them, to preserve their quality.
Never soak wood jewelry because this causes it to swell and dry out. Wood jewelry is water resistant but should not be immersed in water or kept in high humidity. If your wood jewelry does get wet, blot dry immediately.
Simply wipe wood jewelry gently with a tissue or cotton pad.
Wiping with oils
Alternatively, you could clean your wood jewelry with oil. To do this, use a soft cotton cloth to buff in the direction of the wood grain. You can also use a dab of beeswax or wood jewelry wax to bring up the shine; do not overuse as this causes unsightly build-ups.
After cleaning, take some wood jewelry wax and put it on a small piece of soft cloth. Then, rub the jewelry to prevent cracks from drying out. Once the wax is in the wood, shine the jewelry with a soft, dry cloth.
Note that wood will darken in colour over time, especially after oil treatments.
When wearing, avoid the use of hair spray, perfumes, lotions, soaps, insect repellents, sunscreens or any harsh chemicals which cause discoloration and damage.
When not worn, do not leave your wood jewelry exposed to direct sunlight or extreme temperatures. You can store wood jewelry in an airtight bag at room temperature.
Silver, Steel, Brass & Stone Jewelry
Do not spray perfumes or put on creams while wearing silver, steel, brass and stone jewelry. They are highly sensitive to chemicals and liquids, and may oxidise or change in colour.
Never exercise or swim with your brass jewelry because this causes tarnishing. To avoid scratches, wrap your brass jewelry in a soft cloth after cleaning or keep it in a jewelry box separate from other types of jewelry.
Now you’re all set to rock your beautiful new pieces. Let us know if you have any jewelry care tips in the comments below!