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Ask An Editor: Costume Jewelry Care 101

Here are practical ways to keep your baubles in tip-top shape.
Ask An Editor: Costume Jewelry Care 101 Here are practical ways to keep your baubles in tip-top shape.

Q: I love collecting costume jewelry but my problem is, they seem to tarnish a little too quickly. Can you share with me some of your tips on how to make the luster last longer than three consecutive wears?

A: Oh, I know the feeling! I once had this gorgeous cocktail ring I bought on sale from my fave accessories store and then after wearing it just once (yes, just one day!), the gold faded already. Talk about disposable fashion! Well, I can blame it on my sweaty hands for sure, but still, don't we all wish we can wear our accessories more than once? Thing is, costume jewelry really needs an extra amount of care compared to fine ones mostly because the materials used are more of the less expensive kind. So go ahead, click on the gallery now as I share with you four rules on how to make your precious accessories look as good as new every time.

--Kabbie

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