The new year is the best time to refresh your fashion style. There is no denying that while jewelry is a stylish way to make a strong first impression, they can also be a costly and delicate matter.
This year, we are all about embracing new changes and striving to be a better version of ourselves. Make 2023 different and a fashionista’s favorite by upgrading your style and adding some new accessories and jewelry into your collection.
New years are the time for making resolutions for a better long-term journey ahead for the year. Here are our five fantastic new year jewelry care resolutions you need to know about: -
Clean Your Jewelry Regularly
While we all love to wear jewelry, there is no doubt that your jewelry and accessories are prone to tarnishing after wearing them for a while. Fine jewelry like sterling silver can last for years with regular maintenance, but it is still important to clean them once in a while.
Therefore, to ensure that your sterling silver jewelry remains in great condition, you should conduct regular maintenance with safe and gentle care. Each jewelry metal and gemstone requires a specific cleaning method, so be sure to treat them gently. Here are a few more things you should keep in mind before you care for your silver jewelry: -
Make sure that your jewelry piece setting is secure and well fastened, that way you won’t damage or lose any valuable gemstones during cleaning.
Don’t use a harsh cleaning cloth or else it would scratch your jewelry piece. Instead, use a soft and lint-free jewelry polishing cloth to clean your jewelry.
Don’t use any harsh and abrasive cleaners (like ammonia or chlorine) when cleaning, especially on opaque gemstone jewelry. Certain porous gemstones will absorb the cleaning chemicals and become damaged. Instead, you should use a mild detergent to clean your jewelry.
Don’t use pins, tweezers or other sharp objects to remove dirt and grime from your jewelry, this may damage the stone and setting.
Avoid cleaning your jewelry over a sink, as the gemstones could become loose and fall into the drain pipe.
For more jewelry cleaning tips, read our guides on how to clean sterling silver jewelry today: -
Store Your Jewelry Properly
If you’re someone who wears jewelry and accessories on a daily basis, it is important to know that you may be exposing your jewelry to harsh elements such as chemical products and moisture that can cause them to tarnish. Therefore, you will need to store your jewelry pieces safely. Here are a few key tips you should remember about storing your accessories: -
Keep the jewelry boxes and pouches your jewelry came in, it’s a great place to store your accessories.
Avoid storing and meshing all your jewelry pieces together in one spot, or else it will become tangled and cluttered.
Store your sterling silver jewelry in an anti-tarnish bag or cloth.
If you own a jewelry box, make sure that all your jewelry pieces are kept separately. (Padded slots for your rings, posts for your earrings, and individual hanging areas for your chain jewelry like necklaces and bracelets)
Be sure that your jewelry is the last thing you put on when you apply any skincare products, and the first thing you take off when you return home.
When it comes to storing your jewelry properly, you can never go wrong with a jewelry storage organizer. Not quite sure how to start? Here’s our guide on how to help you choose a great jewelry organizer.
Personalize & Accessorize Yourself
Many of us tend to find an overall fashion style we like (such as hairstyle, clothes and even accessory fashion) and stick to it. But the new year is an exciting time to branch out of your comfort zone and try something new. Keep an open mind and don’t be afraid to add some new jewelry into your collection.
Over recent years, jewelry has become more and more individualized and it’s hard to leave home without wearing something that reflects your style. Accessories are not just about flaunting your wealth, it’s also about having fun and expressing different parts of your personality. Whether you prefer to keep it simple and minimalist or go bold with statement-making jewelry pieces, the choice is yours.
Shopping has never been easier thanks to the internet. With so many online jewelry shopping platforms to choose from, you can get so much variety at designs and prices that won’t break your bank accounts and shipping rates. With just a few simple clicks, the perfect jewelry gift you are looking for is within your reach.
There are a multitude of reasons why you should give online jewelry shopping a go. For starters, it’s hassle-free and user-friendly so you can do it on your mobile devices. You can buy and shop from the comforts of your own home without even leaving your house.
There are so many temptations when it comes to buying jewelry online, which is why you will need to remember these important key points before you make the finale purchase: -
Make sure to do your research (such as the customer service, the website verification, and company address)
Be sure to go through all your options before making the final decision
Check if the online jewelry store provides multiple currency and payment options that is flexible for you
Choose jewelry that is your size (What is your ring size? How long do you want your pendant necklace to be?)
Remember to Treat Yourself
While it is nice to shop jewelry for your friends, family and even your significant other, it is also important that you should treat yourself once in a while. Whether it’s a beautiful pendant necklace or a pair of sparkly stud earrings, there is nothing wrong with pampering yourself and buying something stunning for you to wear. Buying beautiful jewelry for yourself is not just a sophisticated way of showing off your accessories, but also about how much you love yourself.
A brand new year means many new beginnings for yourself. By keeping these new year resolutions in mind, you are sure to make the best out of your precious jewelry pieces. So what are you waiting for? Check out our sterling silver jewelry at Eleganzia Jewelry today, and find something brand new and stylish for yourself.