Jewelry Care How to Care for Your Antiqued Jewelry Your handmade jewelry is made with love and devotion to you, and I would love to know that you’re taking care of it with the same love.By taking good care of your jewelry as I explain below, you will ensure that the pieces last many years and you may even be able to hand them down to your daughters! * Keep your jewelry in a safe place where it won’t get crushed or tangled with other pieces. (I always suggest keeping it in the original gift box I sent it to you in) ** Chlorine and salt water can harm the beautiful antiqued finish of your jewelry, so please don’t swim in ocean water or chlorinated water while wearing these gems.*** Avoid showering while wearing the jewelry. The water, soap, shampoo, conditioner, and other chemicals may harm the finish of the antiqued metals. **** I always advise not to sleep with your jewelry on to ensure that no small parts come loose or get crushed, and so you don’t hurt yourself.