You didn't stop caring for that great black top after you purchased it, right?
DID YOU KNOW YOU SHOULD FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT YOUR FASHION JEWELRY?
Just because it's not high-end, fine jewelry doesn't mean you can't treat your fashion pieces with special care, too. Even materials like glass and resin need a little love sometimes. After all, you want to wear that new statement necklace over and over again!
Just as with pearls, keep your fashion jewelry away from hair products, perfume and cosmetics. Only put on your fashion jewelry after applying perfume, hairspray, etc. And definitely don't forget to take off any rings before using nail polish remover!
Additionally, it's best to keep fashion jewelry away from household cleaning products and harsh soaps. Especially keep jewelry away from bleach, ammonia, and bathroom and kitchen cleaners. Bleach will irreparably damage most pieces, so remove jewelry before handling bleach and before swimming in chlorine pools/relaxing in chlorine water spas. Removing jewelry before swimming in salt water pools or the ocean is also a good idea as salt water can cause tarnishing.
If any of your fashion jewelry is made with leather (especially be aware of this if you have anything from theAMY O. BOHO collection), try not to let it come in contact with water too often. Most pieces will be fine with a bit of water every now and then, but if you do end up getting your leather jewelry totally soaked, be sure to dry it thoroughly. It may take a day or two, but dry it out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources. If you continually soak your leather jewelry without drying it properly, the leather might break down or begin to crack.
BUT WAIT, YOU'RE NOT DONE YET!
Before you put your fashion jewelry away, wipe with a soft, clean cloth to remove dirt. This prevents the surface (and stones, if there are any) from appearing dull over time. Ideally, you should store each piece separately to prevent scratching. If you have any AMY O. fashion jewelry, the box or pouch that came with your jewelry is a good option. Be careful when using large jewelry boxes-- it's so easy to just toss pieces in when you're in a hurry! Try to avoid the dreaded jewelry pile. You'll prevent scratches, accidentally knocking stones out of place, and the long detangling process with delicate chain necklaces.