Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Michelle Zimmerman, the designer behind the Delicate Raymond jewelry line. The line is filled with charming and affordable pieces (prices top out at $300). The pieces were made to be layered and you'll find chains in a range of lengths in the same styles that make it easy to pull off this trend without a second thought.
Michelle shared her tips with me on caring for jewelry--some I've never heard before. I need to start doing a better job myself!
- Store silver and gold jewelry separately. When stored together, the metals will oxidize faster. Michelle stores her necklaces and bracelets on T-stands to they don't get tangled.
- Don't shower with your jewelry. It's not good for it or your skin.
- Put on your jewelry after you spray on perfume or hairspray. The alcohol in both can destroy your jewelry.
The next tip is genius--and my favorite:
- To clean your gold chains, including those from Delicate Raymond, Michelle carefully places the piece in a damp washcloth and then presses it gently in a hot flat iron. It's the at-home equivalent of a jeweler's steam clean. Let the piece cool before you touch it.
Delicate Raymond just opened a store in Manhattan's Lower East Side. For those who don't live in New York, the Delicate Raymond e-store is just as fab!