Caring for your silver Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry

How many times has this happened to you, you buy a piece of sterling silver Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, wear it a bunch, then over time you forget about it and leave it on your nightstand, and rediscover it months later, only to discover that it’s turned black? Not to worry! There are several ways to get your silver Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry back to new.

The first thing you’ll want to determine is that it is in fact sterling silver. One of the best ways to do this is to look for a stamp on the back or the inside of the ring shank saying “925” or “sterling”. A piece may still be sterling even if it doesn’t have a stamp, so the best way to determine if it’ll polish up is to do a spot test in an inconspicuous area. If it’s not sterling silver, best case scenario it won’t polish, but worst case scenario, it’s not actually tarnished, but in fact losing its plating, which isn’t reversible. You can get it re-plated, but for most costume 18k gold Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, it’s not worth the cost.

Once you’re sure your replica Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is sterling silver, it’s time to figure out the best way to polish it. If it used to be bright and shiny, and doesn’t have soft stones like opal, turquoise, coral, or pearl, you can usually just dip it in a tarnish remover like Tarn-X. This is the quickest and easiest way to remove tarnish, but I definitely recommend doing a spot test first, because it can be intense! I can’t stress enough that this is NOT for every piece. You can find Tarn-X at most drugstores or here.

Van Cleef & Arpels Butterfly necklace 18k pink goldIf your silver fake van cleef & arpels alhambra necklace has a lot of components or texture, where it was antiqued to bring out the details (think vintage southwest turquoise jewelry), you won’t want to dip the piece. First of all, the chemical will damage the stone, and second, dipping the piece will remove all the oxidation, even in the nooks and crannies where you want it to stay dark. In this case, you’ll want to use a polishing compound-infused cloth. That way, you can buff the high points back up to a bright finish, but the details will remain dark, preserving the high contrast finish. This is the safest method, if you’re concerned about damaging your jewelry. You can get polishing cloths at most jewelers, or here.

With replica Van Cleef & Arpels Clover necklace that is oxidized intentionally, like my oxidized and ombre pieces, don’t try to polish them at all! It will destroy the dark patina.

Real 18k Gold Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry may dull slightly over time, but it doesn’t react with the air the same way that silver does, and it should stay bright and shiny much longer with minimal polishing.

With these simple steps, you can restore your silver van cleef & arpels bracelet copy to a gorgeous shine, but the best way to keep your jewelry looking great is to wear it often, and when you’re not wearing it, keep it in an airtight box or bag, and give your pieces a quick polish frequently with a soft cloth to prevent excessive tarnish buildup. Use anti-tarnish strips in your jewelry box to help prevent oxidation.

Van Cleef & Arpels: Be Charmed With The Clover

Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry replica continues its quest to charm all you ladies out there come March with its latest Spring 2017 collection. Walking by ION Orchard the other day the store was buzzing with many ladies (with a charming guy by their side no less), you could say they were charmed indeed.

fake van cleef & arpels alhambra clover necklaceSpring is all about the pretty colours and floral accents, and for those who like colours in their jewellery, you’re in for a sweet treat. First up, with have the Van Cleef & Arpels alhambra jewelry replica series – bangles and Fake van cleef & arpels clover rings that feature a vivid enamel available in seven stunning shades. The bangle comes with 50 clear cubic zirconia stones, while the rings come with coloured versions along with the respective coloured enamel. Colourful and fun, these make a perfect addition to your new season must-haves.

And who can resist hues like Aqua Blue, Cerise, Icy Green, Lavender, Pink Radiant and Royal Blue? These gorgeous shades are all making an appearance in the Fake van cleef & arpels alhambra necklace. Each Radiant Droplet charm comes in 3 rose-cut stones set in a solid sterling silver frame that looks works so well at every angle. You can stack these charms on your cheap van cleef & arpels clover bracelet or get one charm of every colour and create your very own Radiant Droplet bangle all-around.

For those looking for something less colourful but not less breathtaking, take look at the Dazzling Daisies series from Van Cleef & Arpels . A five-petal like daisy charm made of sterling silver and clear cubic zirconia is individually set in a bead setting that sits perfectly on the Van Cleef & Arpels Perlee bangle replica. Besides the Dazzling Daisies spacer and daisy charm – which comes in a cute two-piece, there are also the rings and earrings, which complete the entire look.