Best Practices to Care for Your Custom Necklace Charm

Were you just gifted a stunning new accessory? Wondering how to take care of this gorgeous new charm necklace surprise? Or maybe you just purchased a lovely charm piece to give for Mother's Day, and you want to shine it up before the big day.  

A custom necklace charm is the perfect gift for Mother's Day, birthdays, anniversaries, or even self-care. These pieces mean more than just 'I love you.' At Customcuff, a charm can be designed with your connection, past, and fond memories in mind.

These custom necklace charms memorialize your relationship and are deeply sentimental. We want to ensure these impactful best-sellers last you a lifetime! 

In this article, we'll review all the best practices for caring for your new necklace charm. Read on to keep your new gift shiny for decades to come!

The Importance of Cleaning Your Charm 

A charm necklace is a classic piece that fits into any aesthetic and style. An everyday necklace should be cared for properly to ensure it's wearable in the future. 

Imagine looking for your dainty Custom Minimal Charm Necklace or wishlist-worthy Initial Charm Necklace only to find it missing. Picture gifting a Custom Bar Necklace etched with meaningful words, only to learn it's been tarnished with time. You'd be devastated! 

This is why it's vital to keep these important necklaces clean and out of harm's way. These charms signify your most treasured relationships and hold extreme value to the wearer. Use the following tips to help them last forever! 

Best Ways to Keep Your Necklace Charm Pristine


Necklaces require upkeep just like clothes, cars, and people do. However, any quality charm necklace should be strong as steel and much more challenging to corrode than your standard leather bag or crop top.  

At Customcuff, we design tough pieces that help maintain themselves. Our charm necklaces are made with 316L stainless steel. This metal is corrosion-resistant and incredibly strong. 

Caring for your piece is vital, but with our charm necklaces, you won't struggle to maintain your original shine or luster. The following tips will help take your charm the extra mile and keep it glowing and wearable decades into the future.  

Clean Without the Chain

This is the best hack of them all. Separate the charm from the chain necklace and get to cleaning! This allows you to give your charm some extra special attention and clean the chain separately as needed. 

Here's the basic process of cleaning any fine jewelry:

  1. Separate the charm from the chain if possible.
  2. Prepare two bowls of warm water with standard dish soap.
  3. Take a fine, soft bristle cleaning brush and gently wash the charm and chain in their respective bowls.
  4. Rinse with clean water and repeat until both charm and chain are looking resplendent again.
  5. Leave the necklace pieces out to dry on a clean towel.
  6. Reassemble when dry and wear with confidence! 

Your charm piece likely has etchings that require extra attention. Consider using a new soft bristle toothbrush to gently remove any debris from the engraving. 

Make sure you separate the necklace pieces and clean them at least every six months. If you lead an active lifestyle, you may need to clean every four months. Treat cleaning time like a special moment for self-care and reflection. Think about the meaning behind your charm and the importance of the person it represents. 

Just keep an eye on the shine of your charm necklace, and you'll notice when it's coming time to clean up. 

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

You should always avoid harsh chemicals coming near your clothes and skin. This is especially true when wearing a beloved necklace. We want your stately Custom Plate Necklace or sentimental Handwriting Coin Necklace to last forever! This means keeping it away from the following:

  • Cologne and perfume
  • Hairsprays
  • Bleach
  • Multi-surface cleaner
  • Body oil
  • Sunscreen

Your charm is an extension of a lovely shared connection with an important person in your life. The last thing you want is to damage it or yourself with chemicals. Stay safe and aware of your surroundings and activity level, and you'll be just fine! 

Remove During Intense Activities

You may love water skiing or boxing as your daily workout. Are you a surfer or a big fan of hiking? All these activities are enjoyable and make you the fun-loving person you are today. However, these activities may raise the chances of getting your charm scratched. 

All jewelry, from solid gold to sterling silver pieces and from the basic birthstone necklaces to the locket heart charm bracelets, must be removed during intense activities. The fine personalized jewelry at Customcuff is no exception! 

Before embarking on your next adventure, remove and store your necklace in a safe place. This way, it will be perfectly preserved, waiting for your return. 

Keep the Charm Dry

Coming into contact with water is a daily reality for many people. Maybe you live in a rainy area, and your umbrella is your permanent accomplice. Perhaps you're near a beach, and the surf calls to you. Regardless, we understand that your lovely charm will get damp from time to time. 

This is why Customcuff pieces are designed to withstand exposure to water. Don't fret if you're out in a rainstorm and you're worried about your favorite necklace. These charms can take it!

However, regular or intense exposure to water could still damage your necklace. Make sure to remove the piece before showering and swimming. If your necklace does get wet, just dry it off at your earliest convenience. 

These tips will help keep your custom charm necklace shiny and unbroken for a lifetime. 

Securely Store Your Charm Necklace


The last thing you want is to lose your beloved charm necklace. When not wearing your charm necklace, make sure it's secured somewhere dry and clean. 

There are a few go-to places that are ideal for storing your necklace.  

From layering name charms to stunning sterling silver charms to a monogram best friend bangle, every jewelry item you own should be stored somewhere safe. Plenty of storage spots will keep your adored pieces looking fantastic. 

Just remember never to store jewelry in the bathroom or anywhere that gets humid or damp. Repeated exposure to extremely damp environments may corrode your jewelry over time. If you live in a naturally humid location, consider storing your jewelry in an open area where there is regularly circulating air. 

Choose From Customcuff’s Beautiful, Durable Necklace Charms

Avoiding chemicals, storing your jewelry safely, and engaging in regular cleaning will keep your charm necklace pristine for years to come. But before you maintain your piece, you have to design it! 

Creating a custom necklace charm is an exciting process. You can design a meaningful charm to inspire your loved ones and convey how much they mean to you. Choose from beautiful rose gold to stunning yellow gold plating. Decide between a gorgeous initial necklace or an impactful engraved name necklace and more. Design a deeply meaningful custom jewelry gift with your loved one in mind for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, anniversary gift, or birthday present. 

Check out all of Customcuff's stunning necklace options. We have a lovely selection of best-selling unisex pieces perfect for women’s or men’s jewelry. Start designing your forever piece today!