Attention: We all need to be cleaning our bling more than we probably do. Jewelry is delicate and the daily assault of showering, cooking, (perhaps) gardening, and just spraying on perfume takes a toll on our precious metals.
As a general rule, “It’s good practice to put your jewelry on last—after cosmetics, hair products, body sprays and perfume,” notes Mark Mann, the Gemological Institute of America‘s senior director of global jewelry manufacturing arts. (Translation: He knows way more about jewels than you or I.) “You’ll protect the integrity and appearance of all gemstones and metal alloys and keep your pieces looking beautiful in the long run.”