Have you had a favorite piece of jewelry that lost it’s color, became damaged, or unwearable? It’s happened to the best of us. Maintaining your Juicy Couture Charm Collection is key to sustaining the life of your precious jewels. Juicy Couture jewelry is costume jewelry, gold-plated, therefore maintaining the quality is more important because once it’s damaged, it’s very hard to repair again. Follow these guidelines to help your jewelry stands the test of time. Side note: I am finally getting in the hang of how to take photos of my charms!
1) NEVER spray perfume while you have on your jewelry
This is a sure way to tarnish your jewelry. Perfume has the power to change the color of your jewelry. Spray on your perfume before you apply your jewelry and make sure it’s dry. Even though your jewelry may change color on the backside of the jewelry, the front will be untouched. The bracelet I have pictured below is a bracelet (top) that is brand new compared to a bracelet (below) after almost daily wear for three years. The old bracelet completely lost it’s color and turned a dusty rose color.
2) Selectively choose which charms you wear
Some charms are more delicate than other charms. A charm with tons of crystals are more prone to fall out if it’s attached directly next to another charm. For those special charms that you don’t want to be damaged, wear that charm alone or on the opposite end of another charm. This also prevents wear and tear for your other charms. That’s why I typically wear 1-2 charms on my bracelet; 3 charms at most.
3) Know what charms are wearable
Some charms just aren’t meant to be worn, sadly. See a picture of my Princess Telephone, it was broken and I wore it about two times. The luggage charm below has a loose latch and always falls open.
4) Wear bracelet on opposite arm
If you are right handed, try wearing your bracelet on your left hand to prevent the bracelet coming in contact with a surface while writing or using a computer mouse. Tons of charms have been damaged in my previous job where I heavily used the computer.
5) Understand that it is costume jewelry
Costume jewelry worn frequently throughout time will be likely to change color, just due to natural wear. Throughout my charm collecting, I’ve had three charm bracelets. I understand that my charm bracelet will turn color after time, I try my best to maintain the quality as much as I can. These charms below shows wear and tear. And typically happens with charms you love to wear.
6) Use TarnX to restore color
**Krissy at Juicy Charm Collector is not responsible for undesirable color changes using TarnX!**
Use TarnX to restore the color using all of your costume jewelry. TarnX can be found in the cleaning section at Walmart in the grocery section. Take a cotton ball, dip the cotton ball at the opening of the bottle, and rub on the charm. Or you can fill a plastic cup with TarnX and place the jewelry in the cup for about 10 sec and take out to dry. This only works on jewelry that appears dirty or black. If your jewelry has turned color to a rose color (see my bracelet pic) then TarnX will NOT work and make it look worse than better. I only TarnX my Crown Charm. If the TarnX didn’t work then I understood that I would go buy another Crown Charm. Luckily, that hasn’t happened yet. I’ve used TarnX to restore my silver-plated jewelry too! Use at your discretion.
Left pic shows before, Right pic shows after TarnX