Jul 17 2023
Caring for your Lovisa pieces
With a little tender love and care, your Lovisa jewelry pieces can become staples you return to in your collection, again and again. Keep your sentimental pieces looking shiny and new with our comprehensive guide to jewelry care. From cleaning and polishing tips to simple ways you can store your keepsakes, follow our guide to caring for your everyday and special occasion accessories.
Sterling Silver Jewelry Care
Jewelry crafted from sterling silver is incredibly durable, making it a great choice for the signature pieces you wear every day. Sterling silver is composed almost entirely of pure silver, but also contains a small percentage of additional metals, such as copper, to ensure your jewelry keeps its strength and shape over time.
With some simple cleaning and storage methods, your sterling silver pieces will last a lifetime in your jewelry box and can be cherished for decades – making great keepsakes and mementos.
To keep your sterling silver pieces from looking dull, invest in a jewelry polishing cloth and soft-bristle brush to remove any dirt or tarnishing that may appear on the surface. Using some warm water and a mild detergent – focus on the details of your jewelry that get exposed to the elements the most, rinsing and drying thoroughly when done.
You can wear your favourite sterling pieces in the shower, ocean or at the gym without any issue! Discover our Sterling Silver Collection here for signature pieces you can live in, day and night.
Gold Plated Jewelry Care
Taking care of your sentimental, gold-plated jewellery is easier than you might think! Our number one rule when caring for gold-plated pieces is to keep them away from abrasive materials and harsh chemicals. That means applying your perfumes or body lotions before adding your jewelry in the morning to avoid your products stripping the plating on your precious pieces.
When you’re not wearing your pieces, store them in a dark, dry place away from moisture or pollutants. Over time, the sun and environmental aggressors can dull the shine of your jewelry and cause them to deteriorate – so keeping them in a jewelry box or storage case can help your gold pieces stay shiny and new.
Caring for Costume Jewelry
Caring for costume jewelry is essential to preserving the appearance of your pieces — with some tender love and care, your go-to jewelry from our Gold and Silver Fashion Collections can last for years to come.
While genuine plated pieces are fine to be cleaned with a mild detergent and water, avoid cleaning your costume jewelry this way. Cleaning your pieces with water can cause discolouration of your jewelry and cause the finish of your pieces to tarnish.
Instead, to clean your costume pieces – regularly wipe them down with a microfiber cloth and minimise their exposure to sunlight. When you’re not wearing your pieces, store them in a jewelry box or pouch to minimise their contact with pollutants.
How to Polish Your Jewelry
Investing in a jewelry polishing cloth can help your jewelry keep its shine long-term. Polishing cloths, designed especially for jewelry are crafted from non-abrasive materials that won’t scratch or tarnish the surface of your keepsakes.
Our Lovisa Storage Bag is made especially for the purpose of polishing your sentimental pieces, and doubles as a storage bag. Simply use the exterior material to gently rub away any scratches or tarnishing on your jewelry, and pop the polished piece inside the pouch for safe storage – either while traveling, or to keep your pieces separate in your jewelry box.
How to Store Your Jewelry
Storing your jewelry in a compact jewelry box or case can help your pieces stay intact and scratch free! Our collection of bestselling jewelry boxes are designed with a plush, suede interior and features a range of different compartments to keep your jewelry separate from one another.
Explore our collection of Gold Plated, Sterling Silver and Jewelry Boxes and curate a rotation of pieces you love. Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures showing off your collection over on our Instagram with #MyLovisa.