10 Tips to Care for Your Fashion Jewelry


Do you love your jewelry just as much as your clothes? If you do then it’s important to care for your fashion jewelry, including Sasha L Jewels (SLJ) accessories in order to maintain a longer jewelry life.

SLJ jewelry is nickel and lead base free and hypo-allergenic. This means a longer life on our fashion jewelry. If you follow these tips to store and handle your fashion jewelry, you will extend the life of your gorgeous artisan handmade jewelry for years to come! 

Here are our Top 10 Tips on Jewelry Care for SLJ Fashion Jewelry:

  1. Travel Smart

Be smart when traveling with your jewelry to keep it safe and secure. We suggest leaving costly expensive jewelry at home when traveling. Instead travel with lightweight fashion jewelry that you can match with your travel attire and easily site see when exploring the world.

You can wear your jewelry to travel but we always suggest that you wear earring backs on your earrings to avoid them falling off your body and you lose your favorite accessories. This “earring back rule” applies wherever you go.

Be sure to pack your jewelry whether traveling by air or sea by packing it in your purse or carry-on. Utilize padded jewelry containers or plastic ziplock bags if you don’t have jewelry bags. 

Avoid packing jewelry in the front pocket of your carry-on or in a checked bag to avoid your jewelry getting crushed, damaged, lost, or stolen. Jewelry is a high theft item during travel. It is safer to know where your jewelry is at all times and to have it near you during your travels.

Once you reach your final destination, store your jewelry in the hotel safe, and be sure to package it in your storage bag.   

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  1. Stay Dry

Water can damage fashion jewelry.  Chemicals that may be in water (such as chlorine and saltwater) may tarnish your jewelry.  Remove your jewelry before showering, swimming, or any activity where you may sweat a lot. If you forget, don’t worry. Just take it off as soon as you remember and dry it off with a gentle cloth and set it out to dry. 

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  1. Remove Jewelry Before Bedtime

To avoid hurting yourself while sleeping, take your jewelry off before bed or during daytime naps. The last thing you want to do is roll over and prick yourself or damage your jewelry when you are not awake.  

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  1.  Apply Lotion & Perfume Before Putting on Jewelry

You should avoid spraying or applying perfume, cologne, or any type of cream while wearing fashion jewelry. Spraying or applying abrasive chemicals can damage jewelry. To be on the safe side, put your lotion or perfume on beforehand. Most importantly, spray away from jewelry, not directly on it. 

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  1. Remove Jewelry Before Exercising or Doing Household Chores

You should avoid wearing jewelry while exercising because your sweat can cause a chemical reaction with your jewelry and damage it. This will keep you safe if running or using exercise machinery, helping to avoid any accidents. The best solution is to store your jewelry either in a plastic ziplock bag in your purse or gym locker when you are not home.

You should also avoid wearing your fashion jewelry while doing household cleaning or gardening.

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  1. Store Your Jewelry Properly

Avoid throwing your loose jewelry in a drawer so it doesn’t get tangled, banged up, or broken.  We suggest using separate pouches in a drawer or in a jewelry box away from the damaging heat or sun. 

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  1. Avoid Exposure to Heat & Sun

Exposing fashion jewelry to direct sunlight can cause discoloration and dullness. The heat can warp certain metals if they get too hot. It’s best to avoid wearing your jewelry to the beach or on hot sunny days.

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  1. Clean Your Jewelry with a Polishing or Dry Cloth

You should not use a liquid cleaner, ultrasonic cleaner, or personal jewelry steamer on your delicate fashion jewelry. These chemicals will cause damage and discoloration. Instead, gently wipe with a soft, dry cloth, or use a polishing cloth for metal designs.

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  1. Keep Jewelry from Young Children

Fashion jewelry should be kept away from young children due to the small components of jewelry. They could choke on the beads or break the jewelry by pulling on it too hard. Overall, the safety and protection of children wearing our products is at the sole discretion of a supervising guardian.

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  1.  Make Your Jewelry Last

You will save money by not having to replace your jewelry as often and not be distraught to lose your favorite accessories by following these tips. For more helpful tips on how to extend the life of your fashion jewelry, visit the SLJ Boutique Wear with Care

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5 Top Reasons to Purchase Hypoallergenic Nickel-Free Jewelry

“I can only wear real silver or gold.”

“I am allergic to fashion jewelry & break out in a rash.”

“Fashion jewelry is cheaply made.”

I’m sure either you have said or heard someone say this before. Sasha L Jewels is here to tell you that these are all myths. As a jewelry designer who has had sensitive skin their whole life, I can tell you that you can buy fashion jewelry without having an allergic reaction. 

To avoid allergies, buy only hypoallergenic, nickel-free jewelry such as the jewelry found at the SLJ Boutique. All SLJ jewelry is Nickel-Free, Lead Base Free and Hypoallergenic Free.


Hypoallergenic jewelry is designed to lessen the risk of an allergic reaction to materials found in your jewelry. The clinical term refers to jewelry materials. Most often, people experience rashes, swelling, redness, or itchiness (an allergic reaction) to some compound such as nickel or other metals found in the jewelry itself. Sometimes inexpensive, softer metals are combined with gold or silver within jewelry to make them stronger and more durable. But your body can react to this.


  1. Nickel-Free Hypoallergenic Jewelry Won’t Cause an Allergic Reaction

Hypoallergenic jewelry is compatible with the human body and is usually medical grade. The jewelry metal is higher-grade and can be used for body jewelry, earrings, necklaces, bangles, rings, you name it! 

Medical grade metal hypoallergenic jewelry should be nickel-free to avoid any skin reactions.

Investing in quality nickel-free jewelry and earrings enhances your look & style and ability to mix n match more accessories with your wardrobe. You avoid having to 

  1. Comfort

How many times have you suddenly taken off a pair of earrings because you were getting a flare-up along your neck or ears? Low-quality earrings can cause allergic symptoms that can take days to heal. Hypoallergenic jewelry is comfortable for all-day use, day to evening, and you don’t have to worry about throwing out or not being able to wear your jewelry.

  1. Style & Versatility

High-quality hypoallergenic fashion jewelry can make you look fabulous. You have more versatile collections and styles to choose from and mix n’ match with your other accessories and wardrobe. You can wear them all seasons with strong durability and less resistance to tarnishing. You look and feel great with no rashes or irritation to go with your look.

  1.  More Bang for Your Buck: Hypoallergenic Jewelry Lasts 

Quality nickel-free hypoallergenic jewelry doesn’t need to break the bank. You can invest in quality jewelry that enhances your sense of expression and buy a jewelry design you really love. Buying quality fashion jewelry also ensures longer durability if properly cared for. You can find affordable hypo-allergenic jewelry easily. It is less costly and more affordability affords for more jewelry options in your personal jewelry collection!

Beware of the $1 or cheap jewelry shops- if the jewelry is this inexpensive, most likely they are not hypoallergenic or nickel-free.

  1. It Makes You a Smarter Jewelry Buyer

Knowing the jewelry products you are putting on your body makes you an empowered jewelry shopper. Do a little research and pay attention to sensitive reactions your body may have to certain jewelry or brands. Ask questions to sales associates and read labels and jewelry product descriptions. It can take years to develop an allergy to low-quality metals. 


SLJ is highly selective in choosing jewelry materials to design handmade jewelry pieces. To learn more about our Jewelry or add quality Hypoallergenic Nickel-Free Lead base free fashion jewelry to your personal jewelry collection or that special someone, visit the SLJ Boutique today!

Did you find these tips helpful? Do you think we missed anything? Leave it in the comments below – we would love to hear from you.

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling with Fashion Jewelry

Traveling with jewelry does not have to be nerve-wracking. Jewelry can really jazz up an outfit and be helpful when switching from day to evening attire during business and leisure trips. This becomes a necessity when traveling. 

You can never be too careful while traveling with jewelry so taking the proper precautions before you travel will make your trip that much better. With these simple tips, we’ll give you the peace of mind to travel with your jewelry safely.


The general rule of thumb is to keep anything special or sentimental at home. You should leave things you are afraid to lose at home also.

Keep It Simple

We suggest bringing one to two simple staple pieces that can be used among all your outfits and a few of your favorite staple pieces to jazz up your outfits. The more jewelry you bring, the more chances you have to lose or break them.

Don’t Be Too Flashy

Be discrete about the jewelry you pack. It’s best to avoid flashy, expensive jewelry (especially wedding rings). People who wear flashy and expensive jewelry or wedding rings are more of a target for pickpocketing and theft. Stick with simple, non-flashy jewelry.

Secure Your Jewelry

​Wear earring backs on your earrings to avoid them falling off your ears and you losing your favorite accessories. This “earring back rule” applies wherever you go. Bring extra earing backs because they are easy to lose, and you can’t go wrong with extra. Ensure bracelets and necklaces are clipped and closed to avoid tangling. 


To Check or Not to Check-In

This is for the SLJ travelers who love to cruise on the seas or travel by air to get to their final destination. We suggest traveling with your jewelry by wearing it, packing it in your purse, or carrying it on in padded jewelry containers

Never put your jewelry in the front pocket of your carry-on or in a checked bag or your jewelry might get crushed. Always make sure your jewelry is padded on all sides to avoid broken jewelry.

Avoid putting your jewelry in checked baggage because it is easier for your jewelry to get stolen, lost, or damaged. It is safer to know where your jewelry is at all times.

Security Check

Yes, you can wear most of your jewelry through airport security. Make sure not to have metals on that will ring and safely remove before going through check in. 

The TSA recommends you keep your jewelry on as long as it isn’t big and bulky. If you do have to take your jewelry off, find a safe place in your purse or carry-on so your jewelry doesn’t get lost or stolen. 

Plan ahead of time what travel jewelry you will wear!

Once You Reach Your Travel Destination

When you get to your destination put your jewelry in a safe to keep it protected and always put it back where it belongs after wearing it. If you leave your jewelry lying around, it is easier to lose or forget it.

We hope these tips helped bring peace of mind to travel with your jewelry safely. It’s not hard to travel with jewelry, it just takes a little more preparation.

If you’re looking for some gorgeous statement pieces check out selected pieces for travel at the SLJ Resort Collection.

Visit our shop now for Exclusive Jewelry Bundle Sales and Jewelry You Can wear all year round around the world. 

Did you find these tips helpful? What has your experience been traveling with jewelry? Leave a comment down below. We’d love to hear about your experience.