Posted on August 21 2016
The right accessory can make or break an outfit, can be a conversation piece, and can help you feel confident and beautiful. Your jewelry makes a statement about the kind of person that you are and what your fashion aesthetic is. It makes sense that in order to keep your precious jewelry protected, your jewelry should be properly cleaned.
We recommend first and foremost taking care to keep your jewelry out of harm’s way. This includes not wearing any precious jewelry to the beach. We know it’s fun to look your best but moisture is the absolute worst offender when it comes to jewelry. Water, sun and skin lotion products, bug spray, hair spray and perfume are all problematic for jewelry. A good rule of thumb is to only put on your jewelry when you are ready to leave the house at the end of your primping.
No matter how careful you are, however, your jewelry will still need to be cleaned. For precious metal jewelry such as our silver Lana necklace or gold Anais necklace, we recommend using a bristled toothbrush with an all-natural baking soda toothpaste solution. If you have gemstones instead of silver or gold, do not use toothpaste. Instead use a mild soap or an ultrasonic cleaner.
Another aspect of cleaning is disinfecting. While you may not need to clean your jewelry every day or even every month, you should disinfect it. We especially recommend disinfecting earrings such as our Juliette rose gold earrings or Eva gold earrings (worn by Gillian Jacobs!) at least once a month.
To disinfect your jewelry, fill a cup or small bowl with hydrogen peroxide. Let the jewelry soak for ten minutes and remove.Storage is equally important. Most jewelry will spend more time in the jewelry box than on your wrist, finger, neck, or ear so the way you store your jewelry matters. We recommend using a jewelry box with a cotton lining or the box that the jewelry was bought in. It can also be helpful to purchase a jewelry box that separates jewelry pieces into their own compartments.
At Karine Sultan, we want you to wear jewelry that makes you feel special, gorgeous and confident. We also want our jewelry to help you make a statement with fashion, but in order for your jewelry to continually inspire you, it must be clean. Remember these tips and we know your jewelry will last for many years to come.