When you purchase vintage jewelry, you'll want to take good care of it and preserve its value. The methods vary according to the piece but there are a few basics you should know.


Vintage jewelry is difficult to repair, so wear it with care. We know you want to impress the ladies and stunt on the guys, but do yourself a favor and don't wear it while you play any sports. Make sure you also store it in soft, zipped-up pouches, if you can.


Here's where it gets tricky: not all cleaners work on every type of jewelry. So keep it simple and just use a special jewelry polishing cloth. Oh, and don't even think about placing it directly under running water. There's nothing worse than a beat-up-looking chain.