For most people jewelry is a very personal choice. There are so many stories and emotions that go along with individual pieces of jewelry and because of that, it is very important to take care of those prized possessions so that they can last a life time!
General Tips for Jewelry Care
Put jewelry on after applying makeup, hairspray and/or perfume
Properly store your jewelry. It should never be tossed into a drawer or on top of a dresser. Most items will come in a box or pouch from the store that it was purchased from; if possible, this is the best place to store your jewelry. Otherwise, fabric lined jewelry boxes with individual padded compartments can also serve the same purpose. When jewelry is stored together, it can easily get scratched and stones can chip.
Take your jewelry off before swimming in a chlorinated pool
Take your jewelry off before doing any manual labor or household work (many cleaning products contain ammonia which