The No Nonsense Pearl Care Guide

Pearls are organic gemstones that are very vulnerable to acid, harsh chemicals (including perfumes/makeup) and even sweat. They are sensitive to high temperatures and are¬†easily scratched by other gemstones but on the flip side, they are super easy to take care of and clean. The nature of a pearl shouldn’t deter you from wearing your…

Understanding Nickel Jewelry Skin Reactions

Jewelry has always and will always be an object of allure and self definition. Whether you are a silver person, antique or all gold person, the jewelry pieces you wear help solidify your look, build connections and relationships with people you come across. Sadly, not everyone gets the chance to adorn themselves in jewelry because…

3 Stylish & Manly Jewelry Storage Solutions

I don’t know how many times I have talked about jewelry storage options on this blog and to be honest, it looks like I am running out of fingers and toes to count! As a neat freak and someone who believes in taking good care of possessions, I don’t think I can say enough about…

Jewelry Care: 5 Ways to Care for Jewelry When Traveling

I must admit, I have committed the unspeakable offense of packing up jewelry in plastic ziplock bags when traveling. I wrapped each piece by itself in soft tissue paper and placed them in sandwhich ziplock bags before placing them in a bigger ziplock bag (talk about protection!) but still, this crime is unforgivable especially since…

Jewelry Care: Why Jewelry Tarnish & How to Prevent Tarnishing

Tarnished jewelry is something we all face at some point due to various factors. Today, I want to discuss why some jewelry tarnish and how to prevent or slow down the tarnish process. Tarnishing is something that occurs to metals over time and is caused by exposure to moisture and air (Hydrogen Sulfide in the…