Here are Three Ways to Keep Your Jewelry Looking New!

When purchasing jewelry do you think about how you’re going to keep it looking new?  I never really thought about it until I started making jewelry.  I mean, I would purchase a jewelry cloth from a department store every now and then, but that was it.

Since designing jewelry and also with wanting to keep my sterling silver looking good without the manual labor, of scrubbing and polishing,  I stumbled across this product, Connoisseurs Dip Jewelry Cleaner.  It’s amazing!  Look at the three ways in which I use the cleaner.


Okay, as promised, here is the three ways I clean jewelry:

  • I live by Connoisseurs sterling silver Dip Jewelry Cleaner. It comes with a little tray, you put your jewelry in for a second, pull it out, and there’s the sparkle!  I almost forgot immediately rinse and dry, or either put it on a towel and let it dry.
  • Now in case you have gold, they have a liquid for that, but in this case, I use their Jewelry Wipes. I take these and wipe my jewelry off, and then I don’t dispose of them.  I use them until I can’t anymore then I throw them away (usually until there’s no more white on the cloth).
  • Here’s my third example. This is usually done with sterling, but you can do it with gold if you so choose.  If the earrings are sterling and have some type of stone, or bead, I use a Q-tip.  Yep, you heard right!  I dip the Q-tip cotton swab in the cleaner and clean only the metal and then immediately rinse as I mentioned in number one.


So, there you have it, ways to keep your jewelry looking fresh!  As I mentioned, Connoisseurs has several types of cleaners for all your jewelry needs.  I’m a sterling lover, so therefore my focus was on sterling.  If you have costume jewelry, they have something for that, too!

Is there a special cleaner, or cloth that you use? Share them in the comments.

Disclaimer:  I am not getting paid to promote the jewelry cleaner or Q-tips.  The product works and I wanted to share.

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It is easy to lose our sense of normalcy during this time of social distancing.  The Coronavirus has disrupted our world causing us to sanitize our hands on a continual basis, wipe down, cough in our sleeves, and constantly be aware of where we are and what we touch!  In addition to all of this, we are being forced to communicate and conduct business in a manner.

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This post showcases one of our customers styling this ‘One of a Kind’ Agate and Crystal piece, which is Shades of Blue.  It definitely makes a statement! Isn’t she gorgeous?!

What’s interesting is, I typed this post and somehow lost everything that I typed.  No worries.  I still want to encourage you to keep yourselves healthy, safe, and to not lose hope.  Remember Romans 8:28.  Everything will work out!

Amid all the frenzy, we would love to hear what you are doing to stay healthy and sane?



Hello Beautiful People, What’s been happening?  I have added a few new hoops to the site, as well as kept the clearance items posted until their gone.

It’s safe to say I am a hoops supplier.  It doesn’t matter what I handcraft, a pair of hoops always seem to manifest!  They’re versatile and everyone needs a pair in their jewelry arsenal.

Whether beaded, wired, natural gemstones and pearls are just a few of the materials we use to create our hoops.  Do you have a favorite pair of hoops?  Share them in the comments.   Don’t forget to opt-in to receive updates if you haven’t already done so.

Check out these Iridescent Crystal Hoops!

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Hey Beautiful People, It’s Friday!  I have uploaded my first pair of shoes!  In case you didn’t know, I have always wanted a boutique with accessories and what better way to implement that vision than through adding items to my online site.

The items on the site will be select new and preowned. Now although some of the items will be preowned, the condition will be mint.  You can rest assured that if I wouldn’t wear it, I will not try and sell it to you!


Our Mission is to “Promote Fine Quality Accessories while providing Exceptional Service.  So with that in mind, are you in search of a particular thing as it relates to the details?  I guess I should qualify what details I’m talking about.  They’re anything that completes your outfit, i.e. belts, scarves, brooches, shoes, handbags, you get the picture. So send me a note and let me know what you think of this new process.

Before I start to go on and on, I want to hear from you   Leave us a comment below.

Until next post, Peace!

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