• How to Clean and Take Care of Costume Jewelry

    It can be a little difficult to know how to properly take care of costume jewelry. Costume jewelry is a blanket term for jewelry using most kinds of beads (glass, acrylic, etc) and any jewelry with metals that are nickel-plated (i.e. "fake" silver and gold). Commercial jewelry cleaners that can be bought at department and jewelry stores are meant for real silver and gold jewelry, and can seriously damage costume jewelry if used to clean them.