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Top three tips for looking after handmade jewellery

Latest Sale explores the top three tips for looking after handmade jewellery that all jewellery wearers who wish to ensure their jewellery remains in good condition should bear in mind.

Exposure to light

Handmade jewellery wearers should avoid exposing their handmade jewellery to natural light continuously when not in use. Wherever possible handmade jewellery pieces should be placed in the original jewellery box that is was delivered in. As handmade jewellery is often dyed into various colours, retaining its optimum colour is key and so attention needs to be paid towards the level of exposure to too much natural light.


Ensure handmade jewellery does not get wet

It may be tempting to wear colourful handmade jewellery in order to accessorize beachwear and a little sand will do no real harm, However when visiting beaches, attention must be paid to ensure that handmade jewellery pieces do not get wet. Salt water can have a negative effect on handmade jewellery. The same applies to chlorine in the case of swimming pools. The negative effects of water on handmade jewellery include decolouration especially in cases where the handmade jewellery piece is made from natural yet delicate materials such as tagua and wood.


Regular cleaning of handmade jewellery

Handmade jewellery, especially those pieces made from materials such as wood and tagua can attract large quantities of dust. Cleaning handmade jewellery pieces with a soft, non-abrasive cleaning cloth not only retains the shine of handmade jewellery but also ensures that trapped dirt and dust that can also cause decolouration may be gently removed.

Latest Sale sells a range of handmade jewellery including Olga Margarita, tagua necklaces and the Destino Jewellery diffusion line; handmade copper jewellery encompassing copper earrings and copper bracelets.