Jewelry pieces are both financial and emotional
investments. Caring for your simulated diamond,
gemstone and pearl jewelry will not only keep them
looking great, but will ensure that they will last for times
Basic Jewelry Care
All jewelry needs proper care. While certain pieces
may need select care, most jewelry should be cared
for using the following basics:
Just like the sun damages skin, heat and light can
damage certain pieces. Too much sunlight can
darken the appearance if exposed to too much light.
To remove any doubt, store jewelry in a dark pouch or
Exposure to common everyday household chemicals,
like ammonia or bleach, can damage both metals
and gemstones. Even chemicals that are worn on the
body - like hairspray, perfumes and lotions - can
affect metals and dull stones. To keep your jewelry
looking new, it's best to put on any perfumes, lotions or
hairspray BEFORE putting on jewelry.
Most jewelry pieces come in a HFM box or
pouch that is perfect for storing your new HFM pieces.
However, most people use a jewelry box.
Jewelry boxes that have individual felt-lined and
padded slots for rings, necklaces and earrings will
keep them organized, clean and safe. Some boxes
are lined with anti-tarnish cloth, perfect for storing
sterling silver pieces.