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 Post subject: How to get rid of metallic smell of costume jewelry
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:36 am 
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So, I have some pretty cute necklaces that I bought from F21, The Limited, etc., but they all have developed a horrible metallic smell such that I can't even wear them anymore!

Does anyone have advice on how to remove and prevent this smell? FYI, these are likely not real gold or silver, so I can't use gold or silver jewelry cleaner I'm guessing.

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 Post subject: Re: How to get rid of metallic smell of costume jewelry
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:52 pm 
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You can try coating the smelly parts with clear nail polish, but if they are dainty or chains that have movement, this may not work.

Make sure to keep this jewelry dry, because moisture can cause costume jewelry to turn green, and in turn, your skin green! As for the metallic smell, that's just from the metals these pieces were made from, probably copper or brass.

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 Post subject: Re: How to get rid of metallic smell of costume jewelry
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:56 am 
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I have to agree with the clear nail polish suggestion - it's the first thing I do upon purchasing a piece of costume jewelry! And as for the dainty chain aspect - I prefer to buy necklaces at Forever 21, and then switch over the locket (which is paintable) to a more quality chain, since that really isn't something you can coat without ruining how it moves.

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