Earwear Tips


Earrings, Ear Wraps and Ear Cuffs Tips
As we specialise in the sale of Ear Jewellery, Earrings we have put together a few tips for you. Some of these tips you may already know. But there may be some you do not. Please have a read and pass them on to your friends if you find them helpful. Also if you have some tips of your own, please email them to us with permission to include them here.


How To Wear Ear Wraps

Non-Pierced Earwraps tm slip on to your ear very easily. Hold the Earwrap between your thumb and index finger. Place the Earwrap over the thinnest part of the edge of your ear... usually the middle. Then slide the Earwrap down to the thicker part of your ear nearer to the Ear lobe. Repeat with a second and a third Earwrap to make a trendy combination that looks like one piece... who will know they're not pierced!?

You can also wear Earwraps at the top of your ear. Just slide them up instead of down!

To adjust them, slip your thumbnails between the open ends and gently pull to make it looser. Squeeze the Earwrap between your thumb and index finger to make it tighter, BEFORE putting it on your ear. Once you adjust it to your ear so it just fits over the thin part of your ear, you just slide it up or down to put them on and take them off. There is no need to open and close them each time. Continuous opening and closing can cause an Earwrap to break.

How To Wear Ear Cuffs AND EarCharms

Place the Earcuff onto the thin edge of the ear, towards the top, and slide down till it fits comfortably over the cartilage. You can squeeze it slightly or open it slightly to fit it securely. Once you adjust it to your ear there is no need to open and close it again to take it off and put it on. Just slide it on or off the thinnest part of your ear. Alternatively you can place the earcuff at the back of the ear and roll forward around the cartilage. Again there is no need to adjust the Earcuff once you have fitted it to you ear.

Caring for your Earrings

To take care of your earrings remove them before going to bed. This prevents damage to the earrings as well as yourself. Always place the Earspirals tm back in their purple box. They feel at home there, they become attached to other earrings if mixed!!

Always put your Earrings on after applying your make up and hairspray. Chemicals in the hairspray can cause damage, especially to pearls. Wash your jewelry often in warm soapy water to keep clean and Wipe your jewellery after wearing with a soft cloth to remove oils and salts.

Cleaning your Earrings

There are several ways to clean your jewellery.
The easiest is to rinse then in warm soapy water, scrub with a very soft brush, if needed.
Rinse with warm water and leave on a towel to dry.

A brilliant solution to clean silver jewellery and make it shine. Mix equal parts of concentrated lemon juice and hot water in a bowl. Put the jewellery in for about 15 minutes. Rinse in warm water and then polish with a soft cloth.

This is the one we personally use and works great on Silver 14K Gold Fill, Niobium and Solid Gold jewellery (mind your stones). Mix warm soapy water with a few teaspoons of household ammonia, you know the real smelly one. Place jewellery, earrings, Earspirals tm, cuffs and wraps into solution.DO NOT PUT POROUS STONES e.g. emeralds, opals, pearls) in this solution. Leave for 5-10 minutes. Rinse in warm water. Place on a towel and dry with a lint-free cloth.

Never clean opals, emeralds or pearls in ultrasonic cleaners.

Check with label on jewellery cleaners whether stones can be placed in solution or not.

Sterling Silver becomes tarnished when exposed to the air and humidity. When you're not wearing your earrings, Earspirals tm, ear wraps, earcuffs, earcharms, put them back into their box and wrap them in cotton wool or a piece of cotton.

The items of jewellery that we stock by Marty Magic should NEVER be cleaned with a commercial Liquid Jewellery cleaner, it will in fact, cause more damage than good. All you need for Marty's items are a soft toothbrush, some warm water and washing up liquid, and maybe a very small amount of ammonia and of course, some time. Place your item of jewellery in the made up solution and swish around for about 30 seconds. Remove and rinse and polish with a silver cloth or buffing cloth. Sterling silver will tarnish over time, but its tendency to tarnish is part of its beauty. Marty oxidizes each piece so that the recessed areas are dark, and then polishes the highlights. This antiquing is an added step that commercial jewelry is lacking. The oxidation brings out the sculptural details of the design. A silver cloth will polish up the highlights and the recessed darkened areas can be cleaned with the soft toothbrush.