How To Keep Your Jewelry and Accessories from Tarnishing

Bold drop dangle earrings have butterfly charms layered over big green buttonsKeep your jewelry looking like new using anti-tarnish bags or anti-tarnish tabs and protect your silver, sterling silver, brass, gold, silver plated, and gold plated jewelry pieces. I keep all my fun earrings, charm bracelets and handmade necklaces in anti-tarnish bags, or place anti-tarnish tabs in my jewelry box, because it saves me time and money.

What causes your earrings, bracelets, necklaces and other fashion accessories to tarnish? The problem is gases rising from the metals combined with moisture in the air. This off gasing speeds up in direct light and with heat, so don’t leave your jewelry sitting on a windowsill, or a table in a sunny spot.

All jewelry will tarnish a little over time and will benefit from some anti-tarnish measures. If you want to purchase anti-tarnish bags, read the directions thoroughly and make sure they have the special film to absorb the gases. Using just any ziplock bag won’t do, because they just keep the gases locked inside.


Glamorous bracelet has silver flower buttons mixed with clusters of shiny green beadsAnti-tarnish bags should last 2 years and each anti-tarnish tab placed in your jewelry box will last 6 months. Store the spare tabs in an airtight container or ziplock bag.

Next week I will be posting on how to clean your pretty beaded earrings, cute bracelets and all your pendant and statement style necklaces. Happy jewelry wearing!

Necklace has green beads encircled with silver rings that hang from a single plunging chainFlirty Charm Earrings shown above have silver pewter butterfly charms hanging over big green fashion buttons. These surprisingly lightweight drop dangles bring out your cool style with fun charms boldly highlighted in front of colorful fashion buttons. 

Hollywood Glam Flower Bracelet shown above has a glamorous vintage look perfect for fashion stars everywhere. This one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry piece mixes green fire polished czech beads and silver flower buttons for dramatic elegance reminiscent of old Hollywood. 

Refined Sweetheart Necklace shown on the left is made with bright green round beads and moss green rectangular beads. This flattering necklace's draping design will compliment any fashion style and works for all occasions, even as a chic bridal party necklace.