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How to Care for Your Swarovski Flatback Crystals

August 16, 2018 2 min read

How to Care for Your Swarovski Flatback Crystals

When you’re spending money on precious Swarovski crystals, it makes sense to ensure you take care of them. The more you look after them, the longer they’ll look as good as new. Even if you’re only buying Swarovski flatback crystals to use and sell on, it’s still important to care for them while you have them in stock.

So, how exactly should you be taking care of your Swarovski flatback crystals? Here, you’ll discover everything you need to know.

Polishing them

Swarovski recommends polishing your flatback crystals regularly in order to keep them sparkling and clean. We recommend using a lint-free cloth.

If there are any stains or soiled areas, take a soft brush and use it to wash the flatback cystals gently in lukewarm water. You can use a mild liquid detergent if the stain is tough to remove. Then, rinse the flat back crystals and dry them with a lint-free towel.

Avoid using commercial jewellery cleaners

While commercial jewellery cleaners are great to use on many types of jewellery, you should not use them to clean Swarovski flatback crystals. You’ll also want to avoid cleaning them with boiling water or sonic cleaners.

If you’ve set the crystals into Swarovski plating, it’s especially important to avoid cleaning them with a commercial cleaner. This is because the alcohol and ammonia added to the cleaning products can cause significant damage to the plating.

Storing your flat back crystals

When it comes to storing your Swarovski flatback crystals, it’s recommended you keep them in their official packaging or one of storage options to prevent them getting scratched or damaged. We offer a wide range of storage options including jars, boxes and trays.

Providing cleaning advice when selling Swarovski crystal jewellery

If you’re buying wholesale packs of Swarovski flatback crystals to sell after creating your own jewellery, it’s a good idea to include care instructions. This will help to prevent claims being made against you in case of future damage. If you’ve supplied care instructions, it is the buyer’s responsibility to follow them.

Overall, Swarovski flatback crystals are beautiful and affordable. However, they do need to be cared for if you don’t want them to lose their lustre.