_____No matter what your personality, you probably feel a little thrill when you wear a piece of jewelry that has some sparkle. As soon as you put it on, it’s as though your inner glow burns brighter. That’s why so many of our pieces incorporate Swarovski ® crystals in a variety of colors, whether the adornment comes in a bracelet, necklace or ring. The light-catching crystals of our Birthstones Collection in particular mean the beauty is even more meaningful. Now, while crystal jewelry may have once-upon-a-time been reserved for special occasions, it’s now the easiest way to take an outfit from day to night or to make your comfy jeans and top look fantastically chic. However, since this means you probably wear your crystals often, it’s important to clean the pieces regularly to keep them from becoming dull. Believe it or not, when it comes to keeping your Swarovski ® crystal pieces looking like new, your best tool is a soft toothbrush. Gently scrub away any dirt or residue left behind by your skin, and you’ll soon buff the crystal to a shine. If the crystal looks especially dirty, you can wet the brush with warm water to recover the crystal’s sheen, but never submerge any crystal piece completely into water. This can cause the glue to loosen and the stone to pop out. Since the stones in our precious threads bracelets and bangles tend to get knocked around more, it’s especially important to be sure to keep the glue intact. Once you’re finished cleaning the piece, lay it out to dry completely before wearing it again. By following this simple, gentle process, you’ll keep your crystal jewelry looking as sparkly as the day you first put it on. Written by Alex Abel
Ever wonder how to keep your Swarovski ® crystal jewelry shining like new? Follow this guide to bring back their sparkle in no time.