Like any other type of jewelry, magnetic jewelry should be properly stored and cared for to ensure protection against breakage or other damage. While some of these tips may seem like a no-brainer, you should nevertheless give this list a quick run-through to make sure you’re doing all you can to take care of your jewelry:
- Always remove most jewelry before showering or swimming. Swimming pools especially can quickly damage jewelry, due to the presence of strong and abrasive chemicals. Stainless steel jewelry can be an exception as it is better suited to water than other types, but it is best to remove all jewelry if you can.
- Take care when applying moisturizers, lotions, perfumes, and sunscreen near jewelry, as the chemicals in these products can cause corrosion or simply build up in the joints and open spaces of jewelry, which can lead to kinks or premature wearing of materials.
- Use jewelry storage boxes, or sealable plastic snack bags in a pinch, to keep bracelets and necklaces separated from one another – this prevents tangling as well as scratching of delicate metals and gems.
- Only use warm water and very mild soaps or metal-specific jewelry cleaning products to clean magnetic jewelry. Gently pat dry with a non-abrasive cloth, then lay out flat to dry thoroughly.
- For built-up debris in links and other connective parts of metal jewelry, use a very soft toothbrush to gently scrub.
- For the sake of electronics and the data stored on them, keep magnet jewelry away from them.