Quick tips on how to care for your enamel jewelry
Caring for your enamel jewelry
Before I talk about caring for your enamel, I need to explain what enamel is. Enameling is a process in which powdered glass is sifted onto clean non-alloy metal (copper, fine silver, gold, or steel) and then fired in a kiln for 1-2 minutes at 1400 degrees. This bonds the glass to the surface of the metal and becomes enamel. To make it simple, enamel is glass on metal.
Now that we know what enamel is, let's talk about how to care for it:
1. Be careful not to drop your enameled item.
Enamel is essentially glass on metal and as we know, glass is fragile. If enamel is dropped onto a hard and unforgiving surface it can cause it to crack or chip off entirely. It is very important to make sure any enamel your wearing is secure on your body and won't fall off.
2. Don't store it underneath other jewelry.
Storing your enamel under other jewelry can create scratches on the surface of the enamel.
3. Clean your enamel with soap and water if it gets dirty
If you enamel collects some dirt and grime from wear, that's okay. Enamel can be cleaned with mild soap and warm water. If the dirt is really dried on there I suggest using a soft toothbrush to help work the dirt off.
That's it! Let me know if you have anymore questions in how to care for your enamel jewelry!