Jewelry Must-Dos and Absolute No-Nos!

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Hi everyone!

Lately I’ve been getting lots of jewelry questions like:

How do I clean my jewelry?
How do I store my jewelry?
When should I clean my jewelry?
What should I avoid when wearing my jewelry?

IMG_20140805_120822476Well, I’m glad you asked!  I know these are not all of the questions you could have, but I want to keep this post short and sweet.  So off we go!

 

 

How do I clean my jewelry?
That’s a 3 part question because it depends on the material.  Let’s look at all 3:

Gold jewelry-be sure to use a cleaner that is specifically for gold.  Check to see if it is safe for stones!  I accidentally picked up one once for my personal use that was JUST for gold and not for any type of stones.  So I have to be careful to remember which cleaner is for what!  You can also use this natural method I found on YouTube.

Sterling Silver jewelry-same advice.  Be sure it specifically says sterling silver and check if it is ok for stones.  There are natural cleaning options (salt, white vinegar & hot water in an aluminum pan lined with aluminum foil works very, very well).  Here’s a YouTube video I used once before.

Fashion jewelry-Yes!  You can clean fashion gold and silver jewelry!  You just need to be careful.  If you’re cleaning a chain, check out this video.  If you’re cleaning the crystals or rhinestones, be sure to be EXTRA careful.  Some crystals and rhinestones are in settings, so they should be ok.  Just check the prongs of the settings after you’ve cleaned them.  If they’re not set in, be EXTRA EXTRA CAREFUL so you don’t break down the adhesive.  The last thing you want is clean, missing stones!

How do I store my jewelry?
I’m glad you asked!  I see people everywhere suggesting that you hang your jewelry.  However, I’m very much against it.  This puts unnecessary stress on the rings and strands of your piece.  The rings (unless they’re the type that are soldered together) are split and came come apart if pulled.  So we should avoid hanging.  This is not the case for very light pieces (a light chain and a small pendant, for instance).  Instead, you should try storing them in drawers.  Laying them out will keep them from getting tangled and allow you to view them easily like this:

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This is demonstrated here with bracelets, but you can do the same with necklaces!  Imagine how much faster you’ll find and pick out your desired design!
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When should I clean my jewelry?
Weekly would be great, but not everyone has the time.  Monthly is very good.  Some wait until they you realize it’s dirty, but it’s usually due for cleaning long before that.  Be sure to give yourself enough time ( an hour should be good unless you have a ton of jewelry) so that you don’t have to stop and start.  Getting on a cleaning schedule is a good idea.

What should I avoid when wearing my jewelry?
Try not to pass out:  cleaners, oils, perfumes or anything else that contains chemicals, essential oils or abrasives.  Avoid wearing your jewelry when you work out (sweat+jewelry=damage), garden (dirt=bad), swim (chlorine) or sleep.  I’ve woken up to the worst scratches on my neck from my lobster clasp scraping my neck as I tossed and turned all night!  Take it from me, just don’t do it!!  Not to mention you want to avoid breaking your necklace, tangling it or it causing choking (morbid but true).

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I hope these tips were helpful.  If you have some to lend, please share!  And if you need more pieces to store, enjoy my online store at http://www.thejewelryladystore.com!

XO,

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The advice in this post is to be used at your own discretion and at your own risk.  The Jewelry Lady, its owners, affiliates & owners of YouTube videos mentioned above are held harmless by the viewer.  Again, use this advice at your own risk!

JEWELRY GIVEAWAY BY THE JEWELRY LADY!

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If you received one of my goody bags,

register your raffle ticket here

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input your ticket number in the comment field. 

The drawings for the $30 in free jewelry will occur on March 21st, 2015 & March 31st, 2015. 

Stop by the Greensboro location to redeem your prize by April 7th! 

Only one ticket registration per person. 

Prize is non-transferable, has no cash value & cannot be combined with any other offer. 

Registrant agrees to pay for shipping of winnings if unable to pick up from the Greensboro, NC location.

 

Welcome, Destiny Christian Center Women’s Empowerment Conference Attendees!

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Ladies,
I know you had a marvelous time at the Destiny Christian Center Women’s Empowerment Conference!  I was excited to be able to sow into your experience by gifting you with a memento & a scripture that has touched my heart many times.  I hope you enjoyed your little goody bag!  So, on to business.  Got your ticket?  Ready to register?  Great!  Please register by clicking the photo below or clicking here.  Thanks so much for your time and interest.  Please stop by tomorrow to see my Greensboro store or visit my online store for more shopping fun.  Need a map or directions?  Get them here.  Thanks for stopping by my table and I hope you win!  PS-For those who found coupons in their goody bag, be sure to stop by before they expire!  Thanks again!

Destiny Christian Center

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New Arrivals from The Jewelry Lady!

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Hey my gems!  Here’s our newest selections that are available.  Some are so new that they still have that “new obsession smell”!  lol  Grab your new obsession at http://www.thejewelryladystore.com today!

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And this baby has been completely sold out for a few weeks, but will be back in by April 1st.  Excited?  Yeah, we are, too!

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Visit http://www.thejewelryladystore.com to see these and more fashionable, formal and functional jewelry and accessories from The Jewelry Lady!

XO,

TJL

How To Wear Jewelry-Video Tutorial

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Hi all!

I know it’s been a bit since I’ve posted, but I’ve had a lot of new styles come in and it’s been keeping me busy.  So, I’d like to give you some tips from a specialist so when they’re released you’ll be ready and raring to go!  I recently discovered this wonderful wardrobe stylist blog, www.susiestyles.com.

Here’s one of her posts on YouTube about how to wear jewelry.  Enjoy!

Also, be sure to visit http://www.thejewelryladystore.com to see these new items:

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Until next time, be sure to look like no one else!

XO,

TJL

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Great Gift Ideas for your Girlfriend, Wife, Mom or Daughter!

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Don’t sit around looking like this guy, ask The Jewelry Lady!

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Hi fellas,

I know getting us gifts can be tricky business.  So I’m here to take away some of the mystery.  First, stick with what you know.  Buy what she likes.  Even better, buy what she asks for!  If jewelry is her thing, you’re at the right place.   If you want a gift that has special requirements, just contact me.  You can find all of these items and more at www.thejewelryladystore.com or by browsing my FB page.  43e5r68 3564562 41480515 38574116 100_4907 E1 44824825   $_35  swrgtjyu3 Screenshot_2014-08-13-06-43-06-112312313  pearl rhinestone necklace 30NE0000640325  7867564534 658683150_owhite double pearl dior inspired earrings 15

I’m on TV!! The Jewelry Lady Jewelry & Suits Featured on Local Choir Video!

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Ok, I am FLOORED!  My suits (yes I have been know to sell suits to choirs on occasion-former life that I’ll explain one day) and jewelry are being worn by the Love & Faith Christian Fellowship Choir!!! (http://www.loveandfaith.org/)  I’m just outdone, y’all!  This was more than a year ago and to be honest, I’d completely forgotten about it.  The crazier thing is how I saw this video.  The hubby & I were watching tv (he was flipping channels as usual) & he stopped on TCT.  I was wondering why we were watching it when it was like the Holy Spirit tapped me on the shoulder and said, “Look.  Look at what they’re wearing.”  I looked & looked and it finally dawned on me that those were MY suits and MY necklace sets that they were wearing!!!!  I know I’m gushing a bit, but please celebrate with me.  I’ve never had exposure this large and I didn’t ask for it or expect it.  But obviously The Father did!  So I want to encourage you to keep on doing good things, because in due season you WILL reap if you faint not!

Please enjoy this marvelous choir and the message they bring.  It’s TRUE!

Until next time,

XO

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My Photo Shoot…

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Today’s one of those days when I’ve decided to catch up on my photo inventory.  Yeah, I get behind sometimes.  But when it’s time to catch up, it’s so much fun!!  So enjoy the results of me being bitten by the shutter bug!

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Look for these styles on my site, http://www.thejewelryladystore.com very soon!

XOXO,

TJL

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I’m Back…With Tips! What to Wear to Work When it’s Freezing Outside.

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Hey everyone!  I’ve enjoyed the break, but it’s time to get back into action.  I had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year and I hope you did too!  But my first dilemma came this morning when I looked at the high for the day (a whopping 30+ degrees) and thought, “What in the world am I gonna wear to work today??  It’s gonna be FREEZING OUTSIDE!!”  Oddly enough, I found this video that asked the same question and did a great job of answering.  The short answer?  LAYERS!

One major tip for wearing jewelry in cold weather:  Wear it on top of your collar and sleeves.  There’s nothing like cold metal, pearls or beads to make you want to rip them off.  Here’s the video to give you more details on how to stay toasty on your morning commute.  And don’t forget to scroll down and see my latest additions to my 2015 jewelry collection!

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See these items and more in my online store http://www.thejewelryladystore.com (or at our Greensboro, NC location)!

Til we meet again,

TJL

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50% Off in Store & Christmas Hours!

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Come by the Greensboro, NC 12-2 this Tuesday & Thursday and save 50%!

Holiday Hours:

WWW.THEJEWELRYLADYSTORE.COM & THE JEWELRY LADY GREENSBORO, NC LOCATION WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY FROM 12/12/14-1/5/15.
ALL ORDERS RECEIVED DURING THIS TIME WILL BE PROCESSED 1/6/15.
THANK YOU AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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New Arrivals! 50% OFF!

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Hi my jewelry lovers!  I have just received a new shipment of goodies, just in time for the BIG 50% OFF SALE!

Enjoy 50% off all in store items & 50% off all orders of $60 or more on www.thejewelryladystore.com.  You can order any of these items or get more information by clicking on each photo.

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New This Week & 50% Off Coupon

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100_4907 Hey my super stars!  I’ll let you know up front that this will be a super short post.  I have jewelry coming in left and right over the last 2-3 weeks for the Christmas season and it’s been so busy!  However, I want to keep you informed about what’s online at http://www.thejewelryladystore.com and in store, so here’s a review of what’s just come in.  I’ll have more pics in on next week.  If you’d like to see the absolute latest, stop by my Greensboro, NC location or check out my FB page, http://www.facebook.com/thejewelrylady.co.  So here’s the latest selection.  Enjoy!

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For pricing, ordering or questions, use the contact page, comment below or check out http://www.thejewelryladystore.com.  Also, if you’d like 50% off your in store purchase, visit Amazon Local & search for The Jewelry Lady.  Hurry!  There are a limited number available!

XO,

TJL

$70 Worth of Jewelry for $35??! YES, PLEASE!!!

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Amazon local offer $70 to spendShopping season is right around the corner.  What better way to be sure you’ll get half off your gift list than getting a coupon from The Jewelry Lady! This is the perfect way to shop for:

friends          family          teachers          doctors          nurses

attorneys          babysitter          Mary Kay rep          mail carrier

boss          principal          tailor          dentist          employees

and anyone else on your shopping list!  Remember, Christmas is less than 2 months away!

Don’t miss out on this incredible deal!  Grab yours today! 

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XO,

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BIG #SALE! TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 40% OFF ALL THIS WEEK (ONLINE OR IN STORE!)

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Enjoy 40% all in store items with NO MINIMUM this week!  Also save 40% off all items when your total is $60 or more.  That’s like paying $36 for $60 worth of jewelry!!  If you’re a gift giver, it doesn’t get any better than this!  Be sure to enjoy this #sale while it lasts!

40% off ends oct 25 2014Here are a few items available!

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