Is there anything more irritating than a smaller-than-your-eyes-can-even-see knot in the chain of your favourite ever necklace? Maybe taking 30 minutes to get ready for a night out and then a further HOUR just trying to put your bracelet on when there’s no one about to help.Yep, #jewelleryproblems.
But fear not friends, TheDiamondStore.co.uk have given us their exclusive tips on how to keep your necklaces tangle-free, how to clean your favourite silver ring without taking it to a jewellers and more pearls of wisdom that could literally change your life.
1. Get rid of annoying knots in your chains… with baby powder
Simply place your chain on a clean plate, sprinkle the knot in baby powder, and ta-da, the knot will become a lot looser and can be de-tangled with a needle. Don’t forget to rinse it afterwards in warm water and mild soap, before laying it out to dry.
2. Save hundreds of pounds cleaning your silver… using products from your kitchen
Forget silver polish or going to a jeweller… here’s how to get that sparkle back in your silver jewellery with items you can find in your own kitchen. #winning.
Place tin foil shiny side up inside a ceramic bowl and fill with water, a teaspoon of baking powder, a teaspoon of salt and a dash of white vinegar. Then place your silver in the mixture for five minutes and voila, your jewellery will have its shine back.
Note not to use this on silver jewellery with gem stones, as it may damage them.
3. Single? Here’s how to fasten your bracelet when no one is around to help
Securing the clasp on a bracelet all by yourself can be really frustrating… just as you’re about to snap the darn thing on, one end slides off your wrist and you have to start all over again. YOU KNOW WHAT WE’RE SAYING.
Here’s a great way to use a paper clip to put on your bracelet quickly and easily. Simply thread the clip through the catch and with your other hand, clasp it together. Easy!
4. How to prevent those niggly knots in your necklace chain
Keeping your necklaces and bracelets from knotting, especially when on the move, can be a REALLY tricky business.
For a simple way to avoid any jewellery disasters all you need to do is thread your necklace through a straw and close the clasp. Simples.
5. Long hair, don’t care? You will when your hair gets stuck in the clasp
Getting your hair constantly caught in your necklace clasp can be pretty irritating. All you need to do to stop the issue from ruining your day is buy a short length of aquarium tube from a pet shop, snip off a small piece to cover the clasp, then slide it onto the chain and cover the clasp once fastened.
Digital Editor Jess Edwards is the Editor of Cosmopolitan.com/UK, overseeing all things digital.