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Turquoise Crescent Quill Earrings by Kyyote for Of a Kind

BUY / 55 of a kind / $88

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Rose Gold Circle Slice Earrings by Carolyn A’Hearn for Of a Kind 

BUY / 45 of a kind / $150

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Mini Quartz Pyramid Necklace by Sophie Monet for Of a Kind

BUY / 35 of a kind / $117

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Gold Mini Arc Stud by Annie Costello Brown for Of a Kind

BUY / 70 of a kind / $91

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Smiley Cuff by Bing Bang for Of a Kind

BUY / 80 of a kind / $88

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Diamond Mini Tusk Necklace by Gabriela Artigas for Of a Kind

BUY / 40 of a kind / $340

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Sapphire Razor Studs by t.kahres jewelry for Of a Kind

BUY / 35 of a kind / $255

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So Fresh and So Clean: Learn How to Take Care of Your Jewelry—It’s Time

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Owning big-girl jewelry feels a whole lot less special when your favorite cuff gets tarnished, a clasp on your go-to necklace breaks, or a stone on a stunner of a ring loses its luster. Here’s how to keep your pieces lookin’ all shiny and new. —erica

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Brass with sass, c/o K/LLER. GET IT.

SHINING UP BRASS, BRONZE, AND COPPER

+ “For brass, bronze, and copper, this Noxon polish is the best stuff I have used to polish up jewelry and objects back to their shiny state” —Alyson Fox

+ “If my bronze gets too dark, I use this lemon juice and baking soda mix.” —Astrid Chastka of Metalepsis Projects

+ “To get rid of tarnish, take a slice of lemon, sprinkle it with salt, and then rub that little lemon gently onto your jewelry. If you want to polish your piece to restore shine and luster, you can use lint-free fabric and some elbow grease or, to speed up the process, add some toothpaste or a paste made with baking soda and water to your elbow grease.” —Jeet Sohal of Bare

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A Bande des Quatres ring that makes a very strong case for silver jewelry. GET IT.

POLISHING SILVER

+ “Silver gets tarnished easily. The best way to clean it is with Tarn-X. Dip a soft-bristled toothbrush in it, and brush it on jewelry. Use rubber gloves when you use it—the product is corrosive—and immediately wash the piece with water and gentle dish soap.” —Erin Wahed of Bande des Quatres

+ “Clean it with toothpaste and an old toothbrush—it will get clean and shiny again. To keep your sterling silver pieces from tarnishing, store them in Ziploc bags.” —Nina Egli of Toujours Toi Family Affairs

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In the market for studs that stand-out? Hortense says go fish. GET ‘EM.

CLEANING SOLID GOLD

+ “Hot water and dish soap—it works perfectly.” —Hortense Bonneau of Hortense Jewelry

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Ah, Mociun does mismatched in the best of ways. GET ‘EM.

CARING FOR STONES

+ “We recommend having the tightness of the stones checked regularly by a professional. Depending on the wear the piece receives, they should be checked every four to six months. Stones should also be checked more often at home using a simple pin. And, if using a steam machine to clean your piece, be aware that small pieces of dirt may be holding a loose stone in place, so when this dirt is cleaned away, the stone may fall out. Always check the tightness of stones after steam-cleaning!” —Caitlin Mociun of Mociun

+ “Diamonds in open settings tend to get dirty quickly, so clean them a few times a year. Use a small tea cup or shallow container, fill with hot water, and add a drop of mild hand soap along with a little bit of ammonia (like Windex or a similar glass cleaner). Immerse the ring in the bath and let the ring rest for about 5 minutes. Swish it around a little bit in the bath before removing and rinsing with plain water. Tap it dry with a cotton cloth. Keep in mind that this is only for diamonds and not to be done with emeralds or rubies.” Blanca Monrós Gómez

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Wood can be way chic, and Sophie Monet knows it. GET IT.

RESTORING WOOD

+ “To get the natural luster back, rub olive oil all over it. Make sure to fill in the nooks and crannies. Let stand for a few minutes, and then buff and wipe with a paper towel.” —Sophie Okulick of Sophie Monet

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Even the closure on this Collette Ishiyama necklace is a stunner. GET IT.

DOING MINOR REPAIRS

+ “Everyone I know has a stash of jewelry that they cant wear because it’s broken, but with a few tools, it’s so easy to fix jump-rings or turn a lone earring into a necklace pendant with the help of a plier set like this or this.” —Astrid Chastka of Metalepsis Projects

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Can’t stop staring at this Stanmore cuff—seriously cannot. GET IT.

STORING AND WEARING

+ “Never shower with jewelry on! Water in major cities is very harsh and highly corrosive.” —Tere Artigas of Gabriela Artigas

+ “Put your jewelry on only after applying any makeup, oils, or sprays. Never spray perfume or hairspray directly onto jewelry. Also, jewelry should never be worn in a swimming poo or hot tub. Chlorinated water can cause a chemical reaction with the metal in your jewelry, potentially changing the color.” —Caitlin Mociun of Mociun

+ “Don’t store your jewelry in the bathroom! It’s tempting if that’s where you get ready, but the humidity will cause metal to tarnish quickly.” —Collette Ishiyama

If this is making you wanna amass some kick-ass jewelry, you’ve come to the right place…

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Aquamarine Pebble Ring by Giantlion for Of a Kind

BUY / 50 of a kind / $195

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Gold Mini Zigzag Studs by Annie Costello Brown for Of a Kind

BUY / 70 of a kind / $91

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