How long can I expect to have crystal stud earrings without tarnishing?

ehy210

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Hey everyone. For those of you who have the Chanel crystal stud earrings(or any other Chanel costume earrings), how long can I expect to have them before they start to tarnish? I know they're not real silver or gold plated so I've heard that they'll tarnish with wear. I definitely won't be wearing them in the shower or getting them wet- I'm just concerned with natural oils from skin and such. A tpfer said she's had hers for 7 years with no tarnishing! But then others have said they've had theirs for a year before they couldn't wear them anymore. If I take care of them- will they really last years and years without tarnishing even though they're costume jewelry? Thanks!
 

Kitteny

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It depends on how you where it (I don't where them every day) and how you take care of your earrings (I don't get them wet and I store them properly). Basically I treat my Chanel jewelery the same way I treat my fine jewelry...with care. I have had my crystal earrings for over a year and they are as beautiful as the day that I purchased them.
 

ehy210

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I've never heard of them being replated. Yes, I would be careful if I got them. I was just wondering how long they last on average before they tarnish- considering that you take really good care of them.
 

Summer905

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I have mine for 2 years, wear them everyweek for few days, no crystal fall out or tarnish. Try to be careful when putting them on, don't drop on hard surface.
 

ehy210

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^ Thanks Summer905. That was really helpful. I was worried about tarnishing due to natural oils from the skin but I think i'll go ahead and purchase them :smile:
 

Sweet D

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I've had my crystal studs since 2004 and I've never had any problems with tarnishing. When I bought them I was 15 and although I wasn't careless with them, I wasn't exactly careful either. They still look brand new. I don't think you have anything to worry about :smile:
 

ehy210

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I've had my crystal studs since 2004 and I've never had any problems with tarnishing. When I bought them I was 15 and although I wasn't careless with them, I wasn't exactly careful either. They still look brand new. I don't think you have anything to worry about :smile:
Thanks that was very helpful! I've decided to purchase them since I know now that they won't tarnish within a year if I take care of them. The only problem is that I'm having the hardest time finding a pair :sad: