How to Care for Copper Jewelry

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How to Keep Your Copper Jewelry Looking Beautiful

How to Care for Copper Jewelry; One of the most troublesome problems is how to care for copper jewelry. Choosing the wrong method of cleaning copper jewelry or using harsh chemicals can damage and even ruin your most treasured piece of unique handcrafted copper jewelry. Here are some suggestions to keep your handmade earrings and handmade bracelets looking new.

Cross bracelet with Flower Designs
Handmade Copper Jewelry, Flower Cross Bracelets

This is How to Care for Copper Jewelry;

1. Touch the surface of metal jewelry as little as possible. Silver and copper jewelry will quickly discolor from the oils, sweat, and other impurities on your hands,

2. Do not wear handmade jewelry to wash the dishes, while washing your hands or showering. The detergents that we use every day will harm your favorite copper bracelets and copper rings.

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3. Avoid using hand sanitizers while wearing handmade rings. Even the best protective finishes cannot withstand the repeated use of hand sanitizers.

4. Whenever possible buy handcrafted jewelry that has protective coatings. It is easier to prevent tarnishing than to remove tarnish.

Copper Jewelry, Dragonfly Bracelets
Copper Bracelets, Dragonfly Handcrafted Bracelets

5. Store your silver and copper handmade jewelry in a tarnish-free cloth or in an airtight plastic bag. Exposure to air and humidity will increase the chances of tarnishing.

6. Avoid the build-up of hairspray on copper earrings and copper barrettes or hair clips. Put your earrings and hair clips on last.

Handcrafted Polar Bear Earrings
Handmade Copper Earrings, Polar Bear Earrings

7. Do not wear handmade jewelry when participating in sports, sunbathing, or swimming. Water and excessive sun can discolor your copper jewelry.

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Textured copper jewelry earrings

8. Take care not to scratch, bend or damage your jewelry. Choose your jewelry wisely for the occasion. If you are gardening or cleaning where you will be in contact with water or chemicals try to pick jewelry that will not be damaged.

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Unique Copper Jewelry, Handmade Hummingbird Earrings

How to care for copper jewelry; Keep in mind that copper jewelry is fragile and not usually meant to endure the beating that it sometimes receives. Taking special steps to prevent damage to your handcrafted jewelry pieces will ensure that you always look great wearing your favorite copper earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.

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Be sure to remove your copper earrings and bracelets before you wash your hands. Do not wear them when doing dishes, doing house cleaning, or going swimming. Keep copper jewelry away from dampness and moisture which will cause the copper to tarnish. Remove the copper pieces before you apply any hand cream, lotions, hair sprays, or perfume. The chemicals in these products can damage the finish of your copper jewelry. Remove your jewelry before you go to bed, to prevent any accidental bending while you are sleeping.