Maintain your sea glass jewelry
Is your sea glass jewelry losing its splendor? Luckily, jewelry made with sea glass is relatively low-maintenance. There are many methods that you can use to keep your sea glass jewelry looking as beautiful as the first day you purchased it. Using these basic tips, you can restore your jewelry back to peak condition.
Some metals, such as silver, can tarnish over time. There are a number of ways to restore the look of the metals on your sea glass jewelry if they get tarnished. However, most find that keeping their metals gleaming is best done by keeping cleaning methods simple. Chemicals and solvents aren't recommended as some of these could potentially remove any coatings that may be on the metals of your sea glass jewelry. We find that using soap and water with a soft brush will return the shine to your metals just as well as a chemical product.
Now that the metal has that glow back, we need to prevent tarnish in the future. Again, a simple household product can keep your sea glass jewelry tarnish-free. Rubbing a bit of furniture polish in with a lint-free cloth can help you avoid the natural process that creates tarnish on metals.
While sea glass doesn't require much in terms of maintenance, your sea glass jewelry will look better with a small amount of care. The soft appearance of the sea glass will fade as body oils and dirt slowly creep into the pores of the sea glass. The easiest solution to return that soft, frosty look to your sea glass is to use a bit of rubbing alcohol with a lint-free cloth. Gently dab or wipe the cloth with a small amount of alcohol across the surface and you'll be surprised how much the look of your sea glass will change with so little effort.
One note about sea glass care: Avoid sonic cleaning of any sort. Doing sonic cleaning on your sea glass jewelry could damage it. The sea glass could crack as a result of the vibrations generated by sonic cleaning.
Another method used to get the best look out of your sea glass is to use a bit of baby oil or mineral oil with a lint-free cloth. These oils will give the sea glass the appearance of being wet. This effect is most noticeable in the darker color ranges, such as deep blues and purples. If you want to be even more unique, you could experiment with aromatherapy oils. Using these oils incorporates another sense when you are showing others your sea glass jewelry.
Following these simple tips will help you keep your jewelry made with sea glass looking brand new. The beauty of these low-cost household items is that you may already have them in your house and will not need to purchase any additional cleaning or maintenance products. A bit of care will go a long way with quality sea glass jewelry, so take the time to make yours shine.
- Hadas Jewelry