FAQ: ENAMEL JEWELRY
Wearing enamel jewelry is a great way to add a touch of personality and style to your look. But before you go ahead and purchase a piece of enamel jewelry, there are a few things you should know. In this FAQ, we will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about enamel jewelry so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not it is right for you.
WHAT IS ENAMEL JEWELRY?
CAN YOU RE-SIZE AN ENAMEL RING?
Enamel rings can be difficult to resize because the enamel is applied directly to the metal band. This application makes adding or removing metal difficult without damaging the enamel surface. If you need to resize an enamel ring, take it to a professional jeweler who has experience working with this type of jewelry. In addition, they will be able to assess the best way to resize the ring without damaging the enamel.
IS ENAMEL JEWELRY DURABLE?
Enamel jewelry is very durable and not prone to damage created correctly. Generally, the longer enamel jewelry is heated during creation, the stronger it becomes. If heated properly, you won't have to worry about the colors fading, and it will also be less likely to chip.
DOES ENAMEL JEWELRY TARNISH?
No, enamel jewelry does not tarnish. Enamel is a type of glass that is fused with metal, so it is not susceptible to tarnishing. However, the metal underneath the enamel can tarnish if it is not properly cared for. To prevent this, simply keep your enamel jewelry clean and dry. You can also use clear nail polish to seal the metal and prevent tarnishing.
CAN ENAMEL JEWELRY BE RESTORED?
IS ENAMEL JEWELRY SAFE?
CAN ENAMEL JEWELRY GET WET?
Make sure your enamel jewelry doesn't become wet. Enameled jewelry should not be worn in the shower, when swimming, or when significantly sweating. Enamel bonds to reactive metals such as copper, which tarnish when exposed to water. These metal oxides are typically weaker and less glossy, putting your jewelry's overall stability in danger.
CAN YOU WEAR ENAMEL JEWELRY IN THE SHOWER?
The shower is one place you should avoid wearing your enamel jewelry. Water can damage enamel, causing it to chip or fade. If you must wear your enamel jewelry in the shower, remove it as soon as you're done and dry it off immediately.
IS ENAMEL JEWELRY EXPENSIVE?
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING ENAMEL JEWELRY?
HOW TO CLEAN ENAMEL JEWELRY?
To clean enamel jewelry, simply use a soft cloth and warm soapy water. Gently rub the enamel jewelry to remove any dirt or grime. Rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly.