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How To Care For Your Jewellery

Jewellery is one of our most delicate and loved accessories. Understanding how to care for and protect your new pieces can make a huge difference to the lifespan of your pieces. Luckily for you, we have put together this handy guide as to how to care for your new pieces, whatever the material.

Also read: A Guide To Care For Your Piercings

Store it correctly

How you store your jewellery will have a huge effect on how quickly it tarnishes. For example, if you store silver jewellery in a humid place (like the bathroom) then it will tarnish a lot quicker. Keep it the box it comes in to keep it looking as good as new for longer. 

Lightly rinse it

It may sound like an obvious one, but washing your jewellery is still one of the most effective ways to remove marks. Add a dash of dish wash to water and rub clean (gently) with a soft cloth. Then, when it looks as good as new use another cloth to dry and buff it, your cute earrings for cartilage piercing and all of your others will look as good as new.

Avoid harsh cleaning

Avoid cleaning your pieces with harsh chemicals or harsh substances like bicarbonate of soda. This will remove tiny amounts of metal every time you do it and over time it will damage and wear away your beautiful pieces.

Keep it away from chemicals

Alongside not cleaning your jewellery witch chemicals, also try your hardest to avoid getting any on your jewellery whilst wearing them. For example chlorine can be harmful to your jewellery so if you forget and go swimming with it on, then be sure to rinse it off thoroughly afterwards. However, due to the materials we use at ZuZu our pieces will be just fine in chlorine! So, your hoop in cartilage, helix and cartilage earrings and different cartilage earrings will look good as new for longer!

Remember, all jewellery is different. Different materials need to be cared for in a different way. Gold simply needs a soap and water rinse every now and then, silver should always be stored in a cotton bag or air tight box and copper is best stored with anti tarnish paper! This list is endless, so be sure to check what your jewellery is made from before cleaning it.

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