One you've got your custom pet jewelry, you'll want to keep it in great shape. If you have an engraving, it's important that the engraving stays clean and fresh for its lifetime. Neglecting to care for your jewelry properly may result in tarnish or damage which could make your jewelry unwearable. Fortunately, most jewelry is fairly easy to care for, especially if you pay attention to the following advice.
Reduce its exposure to moisture:
This may seem obvious, but don't wear your jewelry in the pool, bathtub or shower, especially metal jewelry. In fact, keep your jewelry away from all water by taking off bracelets and rings while doing water-related tasks such as washing dishes, watering the garden or washing the car. Don't wear jewelry in high-humidity areas such as saunas. The more your jewelry is exposed to moisture, the quicker it tarnishes.
Clean or wipe down your jewelry regularly:
Every time you take off your jewelry for the day, wipe it down with a soft cloth to remove oils and fingerprints before storing. If you have sterling silver, then you should keep silver polish on hand and use it whenever you find tarnish that can't otherwise be removed. If your jewelry is showing visible dirt, wipe it down gently with a soft cloth and mild soap. Do not soak your jewelry in water, as this will encourage tarnish and possibly damage any stones.
Store your jewelry properly:
Make sure you store your jewelry in a soft pouch or in an organized jewelry box lined with soft material. An ideal box is one where you can keep each piece separate so that they don't get tangled or scratched. If you don't have a suitable jewelry box available, you can store it in any box if you wrap it in a soft cloth or tissue. Gold and silver jewelry can sometimes be soft and scratch easily, so it's important to keep each piece separate. Do not store or place silver jewelry over rubber, even something as innocuous as rubber bands, as this will make them tarnish faster.
Custom pet jewelry is a great way to show everyone your love for your pet or to remember a beloved pet that has passed away. You want to keep it in good shape for a long time and taking precautions as well as storing it properly will keep your jewelry looking good longer. If you're interested in picking out some jewelry, or you want to know more about a specific way to care for a particular piece, contact a custom pet jewelry seller such as Humane Drum for more information and availability.