Jewelry Care

Jewelry Care Guide by Something Glitter

At Something Glitter, we take pride in offering a diverse range of jewelry, including sterling silver, gold plated, and solid gold pieces. Each type of jewelry requires specific care to maintain its beauty and longevity. Here are some tailored tips to help you keep each type of jewelry in its best condition.

General Care Tips for All Jewelry Types

  • Avoid Chemical Exposure: Keep your jewelry away from soaps, lotions, perfumes, and cleaning products. These substances can reduce the shine and luster over time.
  • Wear with Care: Put on your jewelry after dressing up to prevent it from catching on your clothes or being exposed to potentially damaging substances.
  • Exercise Caution: Remove jewelry during physical activities to prevent damage from sweat and physical impact.
  • Swimming: It's advisable to remove jewelry before swimming, as chlorine and saltwater can damage various metals.

Specialized Care Tips

Sterling Silver

  • Tarnish Prevention: Store silver in a dry, airtight container to prevent tarnishing. Anti-tarnish strips can be useful in storage.
  • Polishing: Use a special silver cloth or a soft, lint-free cloth for polishing. Avoid harsh chemicals.

Gold Plated


  • Gentle Cleaning: Clean with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid abrasive materials that can strip the gold layer.
  • Avoiding Scratches: Store separately in a soft pouch to prevent scratches from other jewelry.

Solid Gold

  • Regular Cleaning: Use a solution of warm water and mild dish soap to clean. Soak briefly and then gently scrub with a soft-bristle brush.
  • Professional Check-ups: Regularly get your gold jewelry checked by a professional, especially pieces with gemstones, to ensure the settings remain secure.

Storing Your Jewelry

  • Individual Storage: Store each piece of jewelry separately to prevent scratches or tangles, preferably in a fabric-lined jewelry box or a soft pouch.
  • Traveling: When traveling, use individual jewelry bags or compartments to protect your pieces.

Cleaning Your Jewelry

  • Specific Care: Use cleaning methods appropriate for the type of jewelry. Silver and gold can often be cleaned with a soft cloth, while gold plated items require extra care to avoid removing the gold layer.

By following these care instructions, your jewelry from Something Glitter – be it sterling silver, gold plated, or solid gold – will retain its beauty and last longer.

Note: Gold plated jewelry is made of durable sterling silver coated with two generous layers of gold (10K, 14K, 18K). However, since it’s not made of pure gold, the color will not last forever.

Follow the instructions above to make your jewelry last as long as possible.