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Keep your jewelry looking lustrous and new, no matter how long you've had it, by following these simple guidelines.

With any jewelry, if you want it to last a long time, you should keep these in mind.

1. Do Your Makeup Before Putting On Accessories Lotions, hairspray, and some cosmetics have chemicals in them that can harm or tarnish your precious jewelry. To keep your customized piece looking its best, keep it out of harm’s way by putting it on after you do your makeup and hair.

2. Take Off Your Jewelry When Cleaning Lotions, hairspray, and certain cosmetics have chemicals in them that can cause damage to jewelry, such as tarnishing. By putting on jewelry after putting on makeup, you limit your jewelry's exposure to the chemicals.

3. Pools and Jewelry Don't Miss Well Everyone loves a cool dip in the swimming pool on a hot summer day. But pools and Jacuzzis are full of chlorine, which can discolor your jewelry if exposed for too long. So play it safe: When you’re stripping down into your bathing suit, take your jewelry off, too.

4. Don't Wear Your Jewelry in the Tub Soaps and shampoos may help you smell fresh and clean, but they could do a number on your personalized jewelry if they also have chemicals in them.

5. Keep Your Storage in Mind Properly storing your jewelry will do wonders for keeping it looking new. Keep your jewelry in a box where it won’t get tangled up with other items or dinged up from too much movement. A jewelry box with a soft felt lining is a great idea, but you can even line a simple shoe box with fabric to keep your items nestled and safe. Anti-tarnish strips are also a great investment to keep out oxidants, which can tarnish and dull your pieces.

Our Wear and Tear Policy: Metal Allergy and Sensitivity We take our product quality very seriously. We vigorously test all our items to ensure that our materials have longevity. That being said, all plated jewelry, including sterling silver, will tarnish over time. To extend the life of the jewelry, it's definitely best to give them occasional breaks and to keep them away from any moisture; this includes sweat, lotion, sunblock, and perfumes.

Please do not wear your jewelry in the shower or when washing your hands. It is very important to keep your jewelry away from chemicals, hand creams, makeup, and cleaning products. All fashion jewelry will experience normal wear and tear over time.

Those who are sensitive to metals should not purchase copper or brass-based jewelry and instead opt for our Stainless steel jewelry. Our 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry (all 925 Sterling Silver contains 92.5% sterling silver and 6.5% copper), which may be a better option for you if you have had green tainting before, Alternatively, you can prevent oxidization by adding a layer of clear nail polish or polymer coating inside the ring or necklace.

If you have any questions about your order or caring for your jewelry, reach out to our support team by email at: info@annabellajewelers.com