Learn How to Maintain Your Designer Jewelry

Proper storage is very important in keeping your fine designer jewelry retain after use. The best thing is to store them in protective boxes, jewelry cases, soft pouches or airtight bags. Most good quality pieces are delivered in soft velvet or light pouches, these are perfect, simply keep them in the boxes they came in. They are also wonderful for shipping, if you can find a professional jeweler that offers free shipping.

Benefits of having precious jewelry

There are many benefits of having your precious jewelry in a protective packaging, and one of those benefits is that you can write your own reviews on the boxes or bags. When the items get opened in store the last thing they see is the colorful cardboard box, this is the first thing customers see when they enter the store. As a consumer you have the opportunity to write a review about the display, the feel, how the box opened, and overall the quality of your purchase. As a reviewer for jewelry stores you have the opportunity to be more descriptive on the package so the other shoppers will know exactly what to look for. The more descriptive you are the better chance you have of getting that sale. check out some great jewelry design at https://picupmedia.com/jewelry-photography/

How to Wash Jewelry

Washing your jewelry after each wearing and before using the polishing cloth is another great idea. When cleaning your jewelry, you want to make sure you don’t leave any residue behind. If there is residue it will attract even more dirt, which in turn makes your cleaning process take longer and cause even more debris to cling to the clasps and beads. Keeping the residue from building up between the stones or clasps will prolong the life of your designer jewelry, preventing premature wear.

When using the cleaner it is recommended you try not to wipe too hard. This may seem counter intuitive but wiping too hard can actually cause damage to the stones or clasps. The best thing to do is take a few minutes to really focus on getting to know the stones or clasps and try not to wipe too hard. You want to clean your wearing jewelry as gently as possible to avoid damaging the product.

Learn How to Maintain Your Designer Jewelry

Types of Jewelry

You should also be aware that there are different types of products that are designed to clean different types of materials. For example, some polishes are best used on gold and silver while others work best on platinum and titanium. Another great idea is to read the instructions on the container to find out what type of cleaner would be best for your precious metals or gemstones. Some users prefer one user’s advice over another because they feel the advice speaks directly to the person who uses the product.

Designer Jewelry

Many people who own designer jewelry don’t know where to start or where to begin when it comes to maintaining their beautiful items. This can limit them in terms of creativity and causes a lot of frustration. A great place to start is with your wardrobe basics. If you own bracelets and necklaces you have a basic idea of how to clean these pieces. If you do not own these basic pieces, you should consider starting a piece of jewelry that has a cleaner tailored specifically for your beautiful hairs

If you own earrings and necklaces you will want to learn how to properly clean and care for your collection. Earrings especially can become scratched and dirtier over time if not cleaned properly. You can remove dirt from earring backs using a cotton bud soaked in warm water. You can also use a duster that has been soaked in warm water and applied directly to the back of the earring. These are just a few ideas for how to maintain your designer jewelry.

Wearing jewelry is a fun way to add flair to your outfit. When it comes to cleaning and maintaining your jewelry there are simple steps you can follow to keep your pieces looking new. Whether your jewelry is made of silver, gold, or other precious metal, keeping your pieces looking beautiful will give you great pride.

How to Use a Color Wheel or How to Choose Colors!

Choosing Colors?

There are times when you choose a piece of art because you want it to compliment your existing décor, not just because “you have to have it.” There are many ways to approach this and a couple of things to think about would be whether or not you want the art work, including paintings, metal sculpture or any other form of media or mixed media, to blend into your existing color scheme and décor or if you prefer that it stands out but yet still creates the visual experience you are looking for.

A helpful tool in playing with color is the color wheel.

Let’s focus on the basics of the color wheel. The color wheel can be used in three ways in helping you choose color for the piece of art looking for or for that custom wall art you may be looking to create.

The first possibility is to use Complementary Colors.


Pick a color on the color wheel then draw a straight line across the color wheel, this is the color’s complement. These colors are basically opposites. On the wheel we started with yellow and its complement or opposite is violet. The complementary colors are used to offset the main color and are thought to complete each other.
There are also split complementary colors which means that once you pick the complimentary you choose one of the colors next to it giving it a more subtle look.

The next approach would be to use Analogous Colors.


This is when you choose a color on the color wheel that is next to the color you are choosing. If we choose yellow the analogous colors would be yellow green and yellow orange. This type of color choice is great when you don’t want to match the exact color for your web design or if you want to use your art work and/or accessories to create the dramatic colors in the room highlighting the art. Quite often neutrals are used when highlighting the art work such as white, off whites, grays and browns, even black.

The final approach we will discuss is the use of Triad Colors.


Choose a color on the color wheel then draw an equilateral triangle to find the two other colors. You will notice that each color has 3 colors between them to form the triangle. Let’s choose violet, the other two colors will be orange and green. These colors would be the secondary colors. The approach organizes the colors in terms of purity but can be a little more difficult to work with.

Please keep in mind that you don’t need to use all the colors chosen but understanding the relationship they have to each helps in selecting colors and working with the existing colors within the room or space you are enhancing with a new piece or pieces of art.

• Be sure to choose colors that go with the theme of the room for example if you have a room that you like to use to relax and maybe read choose colors that are relaxing for you, maybe blues or greens.

• If you have a room that you want to feel more energy in you may want to choose yellows. But be careful, is this a room with a lot of windows? If so, you may not want to use yellow because it is already bright but how about a gold color?

• There are many other ways to use colors such as mono-chromatic schemes which uses any shade (color + black), tone (color + gray) or tint (color + white), but don’t overdue this it can get a bit stale.

Whatever colors you use be sure you love it!

I hope this helps you think of different ways to use color with your artwork. If you have any questions or would like more detail please contact me and I’ll be sure to get back to you.

Ann