Thursday, January 5, 2012

Caring for Your Swarovski Jewelry

Swarovski is widely known for their expertise in producing perfectly cut crystal. Much of the crystal is seen in jewelry such as beads, gemstones and other gorgeous cuts of crystal. Taking care of your jewelry with Swarovski crystal is important if you want to have it looking as beautiful as it did coming out of the box.

It is probably safe to assume that the jewelry you find that uses Swarovski Crystals in it is considered to be fashion jewelry because the metal is usually plated in gold, silver or platinum. Storing your Swarovski jewelry pieces is easy with a nice jewelry box. Lay your pieces in a single layer so as not to scratch other items. In addition, do not store them in extreme heat or extreme cold temperatures as these extremes can change the makeup of the crystals.

To clean your crystals, never use ultra-sonic jewelry cleaning machines, harsh or abrasive jewelry cleaners, hot or boiling water.  What is recommended is that you use a soft, clean, lint-free cotton cloth or a special jeweler's cloth that is made for fashion jewelry. When polishing up your Swarovski jewelry you don't want to buff or rub hard as that can damage the plating so do it gently and with care.

Another item to note is that you should never get your Swarovski jewelry wet so don't wear it while swimming, bathing, washing your hands or showering. Protect your crystals from further damage by wearing your jewelry after you are finished dressing and doing your hair. You don't want it to come into contact with hair products, cosmetics or perfume as these chemical types of products can damage your jewelry.

By using these tips you can expect to enjoy your Swarovski crystal jewelry for many years and look fabulous while doing so.

by Jasmine Yesak, Contributing Editor at, online retailer of quality jewelry boxes, jewelry organizers and watch boxes. Jasmine is a Jewelry Enthusiast and Organization Consultant, she writes about Jewelry Care and Jewelry Storage Tips.

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