APJ jewelry is made using high quality materials, to keep your jewelry looking great here are a few tips that I recommend :)
Take off your jewelry before using lotion, perfume, or washing your hands. There are oils and chemicals in them that are great for your skin, but not so great for your jewelry.
Remove your jewelry before hitting the gym, jumping in the shower, or going for a swim. Long exposure to water, pool chemicals, and sweat can start to break down metal finishes and eat away at some stones.
When you are not wearing your jewelry, it is best to store it in a cool dry place, moisture is a main culprit for tarnishing.
For everyday pieces it is great to have a couple places you always put your jewelry when you take it off. I have a cute little dish by my bed that works great for when I hop in the shower & one by my kitchen sink for when I have those pesky dishes to do :)
Everyone is bound to not follow all the rules to a tee, and that’s okay just do the best you can! Your jewelry will thank you :)
Touch Up Cleaning
If you find your jewelry is in need of a little polishing there are a couple of ways you can brighten them up!
Mix a few drops of mild dish detergent and lukewarm water, and soak. Use a soft bristle toothbrush to brush away the dirt and debris. Rinse and then dry completely.
Avoid chemical cleaners or polishing cloths loaded with built in abrasives or oils. The chemicals can react with your jewelry causing them to turn strange colors or damage stones. Stones that need a little extra care are pearls, opals, and turquoise. They scratch easily and can absorb liquids or chemicals they come into contact with.
My favorite touch up jewelry cleaner is called Pink Brilliance.