Caring for Your Jewels

My experience with jewels

For a long long time, adornment by way of jewels has been a creative and therapeutic outlet. I’m fascinated with the big impact that small things such as jewelry has on your mood and your look.  You might have come across the post  “It’s A Love Affair”..

I have a particular affinity for fashion jewelry.   While I do own some fine pieces, fashion jewelry (sometimes referenced as costume jewelry, but I prefer fashion) affords you so many options.  Because of accessibility, in large due to price point, you can enjoy a wide assortment of designs.

What we carry

The jewels on GBinStyle are pieces that have been intentionally and purposefully curated, that I think (hope) you’d enjoy.  Before making them available for sale I wear them myself for some time, and get familiar with them.  I like to get to know the item and how it wears.  In rare instances I’ll post an item immediately, if it’s from the same brand and made of the same materials and quality of another trusty piece that I've already gotten to know.  

Many of the pieces have a base metal of brass that is either gold dipped or filled with 14k gold and hypoallergenic.  Details about each individual piece can be found on the product page.

Over time, plating will fade / tarnish.  This can happen sooner or later depending on various factors. To avoid / prevent / delay that, there are care tips that you can employ.

Caring for your pieces

When I talk about caring for your jewels I approach it primarily from a long-term consumer perspective.  Although, as of late, I also offer somewhat of a novice jeweler outlook. I started taking jewelry classes and have even since designed some of my own pieces (uber exciting).  Inevitable perhaps, given the “love affair” and all.

On the whole though, l mostly just want to have fun with my jewels and I’d prefer we have a long-term relationship, not just a fling.  To foster this healthy relationship I’m attentive to their needs.. (K maybe that metaphor was a bit much).. but I do care for them. Here are some of those care tips:

  • Don’t get them wet (water, perfume, chlorine, any other harsh chemicals)
  • Keep them away from oils, lotions, and soaps
  • Don’t store them in humid areas
  • Take them off at night and store them away

With all of that said, wearing your stylish accessories is meant to be fun and carefree, as should tending to them.  So simply put, don’t shower, swim, sleep or treadmill with them and they should bring you joy for a while.


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