Random bit of wedding advice: Don't buy your jewelry too early!

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@jd2012:  

That’s a really good tip! Thanks, because I would have bought mine way too early!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oh wow!  I got CZ jewelry too.  I got it all from Macy’s about three weeks ago and my wedding is in just under three weeks.  How far in advance did you purchase your jewelry and what type of box/material were they contained in?  That’s really, really good to know, wow!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My wedding is a month and a half away. However, I couldn’t resist picking up a pair of Swarovski earrings when I was shopping last month. I hope they will still look good the day of, since it is crystals. I am still a bit worried though after reading this post. Good point though.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@jd2012:  Its really improtant to clean any oil from your skin off them before you put them away. The more you handle each piece, the quicker they tarnish. Some silver jewellery can tarnish within days. Air tight bags also help keep them tarnish free. Silver tarnishes so quickly Frown

I bought my jewellery months ago I keep having to restrain myself from trying it on. They are packed away with anti-tarnish paper and I have a new silverpolish cloth ready to go next august.

@2sweeet123:  

@DanielleElizabeth:  

@goldfish2308:  I love the silver polish cloths you can get. They have the polish in the cloth and are easy to use. They also leave something on the silver that slows the tarnishing.I would check and polish jewellery the night before as I usually get black fingers from the tarnish using these cloths.

I don’t know how effective they are but I also thought I would try this paper and thier box is in a zip lock freezer bag.

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

The cloths last ages as well. Even mine that are pretty grimey looking from all the silver tarnish still shine up my jewellery really well.

Plus they dont leave any bits of polish in the detail that you can’t polish out.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Also curious how far out u bought ur jewelry.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

I think it really depends on the quality. I got my earrings/bracelet 5-6 months before my wedding and they lookeed exactly the same as when I bought them.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

it sounds like the metal oxidised. if you havent got sterling silver then i would pop your jewellery in a zip lock bag with the air squeezed out of it. this should prevent any discolouration to the metal.

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