Have you ever had a favorite necklace or bracelet chain break? Has it happened more than once? Believe it or not, fixing broken chains is actually a very common occurrence, and it is one of the leading causes for jewelry repairs.
Why are jewelry chains prone to breaking?
When putting on necklaces and bracelets, do you tug the chains to position your jewelry or to hook the clasp on? Stop doing that! Constant tugging damages the links on jewelry chains, which will cause them to break sooner or later.
Using wrong cleaning products
Did you know that not all soaps are suitable for cleaning jewelry? Stronger soaps may corrode your jewelry and cause the metal links to fall apart. Also, remember to remove your jewelry when you take a shower or bath! These soaps may corrode your jewelry and accessories too.
Wearing pendants or charms that are too heavy for the chain
As much as we love dainty necklaces chains and bracelets chains with large pendants or charms for its bold, fashionable stylish look, it’s also a cause for necklace and bracelet chains breaking! When choosing necklace or bracelet chains, you should take the weight and size of the sterling silver pendant or charm into account. The heavier the sterling silver pendant or charm, the larger and bulkier your chain should be.
Want to learn more about jewelry chain types? Learn more here.
Not cleaning your jewelry
With proper care and cleaning, your jewelry will shine brighter and last longer. Debris and dirt that’s caused by body oils and sweat can stick onto chains, causing damage over time if not cleaned. Learn the right way on how to clean sterling silver jewelry here.
Not storing jewelry properly
Last but not least, always store your jewelry properly. If misplaced or stored incorrectly, the jewelry chains may get tangled, causing damage which may lead to it breaking. Learn how to keep your jewelry chains safe when traveling here.
Keep your favorite sterling silver bracelets and sterling silver necklaces safe, but also don’t be afraid to contact a jeweler if you are looking to get your favorite jewelry pieces fixed.