Gemstones and metals can naturally oxidize after it's been worn. Natural skin chemistry, environment (such as humidity and the air's oxygen levels), and certain chemicals may oxidize or change the color of your jewelry. The best way to prevent color change is by caring for your jewelry properly and following these AMJ care tips.
- Remove jewelry before certain tasks – When performing manual tasks, remove your jewelry to prevent physical damage or exposure to chemicals. Some tasks that should be avoided when wearing jewelry include exercising, gardening, cleaning, cooking, etc.
- Put on jewelry after cosmetics – Makeup, hairspray, perfumes and lotion can contain chemicals that often damage jewelry. Putting jewelry on after applying these will limit exposure and damage.
- Avoid contact with water – Water can react with the metals found in jewelry causing color changes and even structural damage. As a result it's a good idea to remove jewelry before washing hands or entering the pool or spa, ocean, or when bathing.
- Safely store your jewelry – Jewelry should never be tossed on top of a dresser or table to prevent scratches and other damage. Store your jewelry in the provided AMJ pouch or box.