Saturday, May 30, 2009

Tip O' the Day: Caring for Rhinestone bling

You don't need a million bucks to feel like a million bucks. And with spring, what could perk a girl up more than flowers?

This perfect summer accent ring is, unfortunately, not from a field of diamonds. But that shouldn't stop one from enjoying it. Whimsical, with little details on the petals, and a solid shank. I have been in love with it ever since I laid eyes on it.

The problem with stones not in a prong setting is that they fall out or lose their luster. A tip I picked up from a savvy traveler:

  • Make sure the jewelry is clean
  • Using a clear nail polish, lightly coat the jeweled areas
  • Re-coat if needed
Do Not:
  • Apply too many layers or too thickly (this will actually dull the stones)
If done correctly, this will help seal your stones in and also protect the shine that will ultimately fade - extending the life of your seasonal piece.

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