MYJS Guide: Jewellery Mistakes You’re Making


You make mistakes, but mistakes don’t make you

Inner beauty is what truly brings light to this world: our immense capacity for kindness, compassion, humility, and honesty are our greatest most beautiful gems. Jewellery amplifies our inner shine for the world to enjoy. Sparkles have the power for instant change and charge – where age, occupation and our postcode doesn’t matter. So we need to know about the jewellery mistakes we make and avoid the extra costs on our communities or the earth, without also impacting on our health and wallets.

Save time, money and your jewellery following these little steps to see your jewellery always sparkling brightly. The MYJS Guide: Jewellery Mistakes To Stop Making. You’re welcome.

We love our bling. Bling makes us human.

What we wear sends a message and tells our story. Our jewellery are coded symbols, central to the unique ability of human symbolic communication. Our jewellery is an indication of status — available, married, affianced, leader, part of a fraternity, sisterhood or tribe.

Here at My Jewellery Story, we consider jewellery self-care – a reminder we deserve to shine. And wearing sparkly jewellery is a luxury – like a 2-hour bubble bath or adding that shiny trinket to add pop to our sweats or office wardrobe.

They all do wonders for our mind and soul while bringing out the best of ourselves.

You don’t have to be rich to sparkle

Misunderstanding the materials your jewellery is made from

The source of materials used in our jewellery can impact our communities, environment – and our health. If a piece is sparkly and shiny in colour, this doesn’t always mean it’s made using quality craftsmanship, from the best materials or under the best conditions.

Cheap jewellery products sourced from people working in poor conditions and shoddy workmanship using inferior materials and design results in a poor-quality cheap nickel or lead jewellery products.

Our jewellery choice does not have to cost our family, community, the environment or our health.

These are the questions to ask when we buy our jewellery:

As small scale manufacturing jewellers, you can count on knowing MYJS has 100% control over the source and materials in our jewellery.

🚨 Does the piece list the materials it’s made from?
πŸš¨β“ Is it clear what type of gemstones they are and where they’re sourced from?
🚨 Do the gems come from war zones?
🚨 Is the earth mined in obtaining these stones?

❌ Nickel and lead irritates the owner’s ears or skin and loses value through wear while quickly becoming outdated.

πŸ’– A great jewellery brand clearly states its materials and gemstones, whether lab grown, simulated or nickel- or lead-free.

The time is always right to do what is always right

Not changing up your everyday jewellery

It’s easy to get into the habit of wearing the same jewellery day in, day out. We don’t have to be boring – we deserve better.

As seasons change, so do the days – not to mention our moods. We are an ever-evolving creature, and we deserve to invest in ourselves on the daily. This means shaking things up and being creative about who we are and how we express this.

Designed to mix + match with MYJS Mix Charms, Mix Hoops, Mix Statement Drop and Mix Stud Cluster earrings, the MYJS Mix Collection is the ultimate mini versatile jewellery set.

πŸ’– Experiment. Choose versatile pieces to extend your wardrobe.

πŸ’– Dress to the occasion, as well as your facial structure, skin, hair and eye shades and your outfit, from silhouettes to symmetry, colour, patterns, necklines, sleeves and styles.

πŸ’– Wearing the same jewellery every day means those pieces will need regular cleaning with a gentle bath of warm soapy water every 2 weeks.

πŸ’– Take jewellery off when swimming, showering and going to bed as this causes damage.

πŸ’– Change your jewellery up to add instant sparkle to each day while maintaining their quality and freshness.

The person who doesn’t make mistakes is the person who doesn’t learn

Not cleaning your jewellery

Just as your clothes need to be cleaned, so do your sparkles. Not cleaning your jewellery regularly – if at all – means your pieces will get grimy and become tarnished, losing their lovely colour, lustre and quality. Your jewellery has been designed to bring you joy. Let’s keep them that way.

MYJS Bella Earrings are designed to bring a luxury product to the everyday woman. Each crystal is meticulously handset by our MYJS craftspeople and finished in quality metals,

❌ Avoid harsh chemicals – especially any cleaning products, perfumes and alcohol.

❌ In the new era of hand hygiene, go easy on the sanitiser and handwashing with your rings.
Take your rings off before you sanitise or wash your hands (just don’t leave them behind!)

πŸ’– With the change of seasons four times a year, schedule in a good jewellery clean of your most important pieces.

πŸ’– If you have regular favourites, a good rub with a cleaning or polishing cloth every week or once a fortnight works wonders – and it’s easy.

Get distracted by shiny things

Wearing jewellery while being active

No ifs or buts: wearing necklaces, bracelets or dangly earrings while actively working, working out, swimming or showering is damaging. Too much perspiration, moisture or water will definitely dim the sparkle on your sparkles.

If – like you – your jewellery is hard at work or partied all night, then the perspiration will seep into the materials leaving them dirty while extinguishing their shine.

Adding sparkle and pizzaz to any outfit so you shine for every occasion, MYJS Mix Huggies are so comfortable, you can sleep in them.

πŸ’– Get into the routine of removing your jewellery before washing the dishes, bathing, and showering.

πŸ’– Leave rings behind when doing chores, projects or gardening around the house. The damage can be irreversible, or worse – you could cause some harm to yourself if they get caught on anything or lose them.

πŸ’– When swimming, showering or doing the dishes, it’s easy to dull their sparkle, or worse – lose your pieces. No matter how organic and kind to your body and the environment they are, the chemical residue from detergents, soaps, shampoos and conditioners affects your jewellery.

πŸ’– When it comes to working out, jumping into the pool or heading to the beach, leave your good pieces at home and stick to unfussy jewellery – like studs and huggies – but make sure a good clean is scheduled in to wipe away any build-up of residue and perspiration.

❌ Swimming in chlorine pools and spas weakens gold and discolours silver and gemstones. The sand from the beach with the salty sea dulls gems and erodes metals. And nobody wants that.

Good thing jewellery works for every reason

Not looking after your jewellery

When we are not wearing our jewellery, we need to think of safety and storage.

Because our jewellery is so fine and petite with lots of little detachable pieces and bits and bobs, we always need to keep our sparkles out of reach of children.

Soft and luxurious, the MYJS velvet drawstring pouches are perfect for storage and easy travelling.

πŸ’– Store jewellery in a closed jewellery box, jewellery roll, a special covered and padded container or pouches.

πŸ’– Clasp necklaces when you take them off. This helps them from getting all jumbled or tangled up. Picking at tangled chains is not really a fun job (unless you are OCD and find joy in that kind of thing). If necklace tangles still happen on the daily, hanging them from a jewellery tree or peg will prevent those pesky snarls.

πŸ’– When storing jewellery on a necklace tree, make sure to clean regularly so they don’t collect dust.

❌ Don’t wear dangly sparkly jewellery around children – because curiosity, glitter and little clutching hands makes My Jewellery Story something something.

❌ Don’t store your jewellery collection in a humid, moist area such as bathrooms, or around extreme change in temperatures, such as the kitchen or directly in the sun or exposed to air. Our pieces will suffer from expanding in temperatures, tarnish or get dusty.

❌ Our sparkles are not water babies. If they do get wet, dry with a clean, soft cloth as soon as you can to avoid discolouring and icky build ups.

❌ Avoid jewellery from rubbing against each other, gems or other hard surfaces, causing damage, scratches and scuff marks. Scuffing doesn’t look great on our shoes let along our sparkles.

❌ Avoid harsh chemicals and alcohols – especially any cleaning products, soaps, perfumes and sanitisers.

πŸ’– Take off your jewellery while cooking and cleaning.

πŸ’– Always spray your hairspray, lotions and perfume before popping your jewellery on. This includes putting your ring on after washing your hands and sanitising.

πŸ’– When washing hands, don’t forget your ring on the washing basin. Pretty, sparkly rings are eye-catching and alluring – especially when left behind in public bathrooms.

We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents

Not knowing where your jewellery comes from

Caring about the communities supporting our love for shiny things is crucial in the decisions we make when buying our pretty baubles, because we should be buying from business owners, creatives, designers and craftspeople.

These are the questions we need to ask ourselves when we buy our jewellery:

My Jewellery Story designers and craftspeople are independent artists and creatives exclusive to MYJS.

🚨 Do you know where in the world the pieces are made?

🚨 Are the working conditions ethical?

🚨Are the gems ethically sourced or do they come from war zones?

🚨 Is the earth mined in obtaining these stones?

πŸ’– Supporting independent artists and creatives in the design and craftsmanship of jewellery means a great piece can be well designed and economically priced.

πŸ’– Supporting local business is great for the community, while pieces from small scale manufacturing jewellers with a great reputation – just like us – means a better investment for buyers.

πŸ’– Knowledge is power. The source of materials used in our jewellery impacts us, our communities and environment. If we truly care, paying attention, looking deeper and doing the research means we make better jewellery choices – without costing the earth or our health.

If you don’t know, jewellery is the answer

Buying cheap jewellery

The price tag of high-end jewellery might not always easily be within reach of our wallets – but it is possible to have beautifully designed timeless sparkly jewellery that lasts.

The beautifully-designed Octagon Sensational Statement Necklace presents vibrant monochromatic hues for maximum shine, adding dynamic energy and stunning style.

❌ Cheap jewellery products sourced from people working in poor conditions and shoddy workmanship using inferior materials and design results in a poor-quality cheap nickel or lead jewellery products.

❌ Cheap jewellery offers a world of sparkle while leaving behind black or green marks and irritating our skin.

πŸ’– Avoiding cheap nickel or lead jewellery is a better investment because quality designed and crafted pieces lasts longer and look better.

πŸ’– Make the conscious decision to buy well designed jewellery made from materials that aren’t harmful to our health, community or environment.

Be free, not cheap

Wearing jewellery that doesn’t suit you

Jewellery is essential to the everyday. We wear jewellery to complement the colour and style of an outfit for the ultimate polished look. We imbue jewellery with special powers to make us feel confident and happy. Jewellery takes a formal look to the next level, adding pop to our plain, monochrome, neutral or basic outfits. Jewellery is the timeless classic accessory reflecting our mood, personality and style.

To find the ubiquitous pieces versatile enough to segue from day into night, from the office to happy hour or for the most special of occasions (even if a glass of wine over the kitchen sink is the special occasion) without stealing the entire show, is to lay your hands on the holy grail — but it is possible.

When it comes to earring fashion, MYJS Mix Hoops are the quintessential piece of jewellery, transcending trends, time, cultures, stereotypes and personal style.

❌ Bad jewellery cheapens an outfit or turns a simple look into a graceless one. They can make your work clothes look unprofessional or leave your stunning dress looking unfinished.

πŸ’– Know yourself so you can express yourself

πŸ’– Dress to the occasion, the season or your mood.

πŸ’– Understand your facial structure, skin, hair and eye shades so you’ve got the right piece that highlight and set these features to stunning.

πŸ’– Accessorise to you outfit, and think about the silhouette, symmetry, colour, pattern, necklines, sleeves and style.

πŸ’– Choosing your jewellery is all about creating a balanced look to turn heads wherever you go. And you deserve to shine at every opportunity.

You can take on the world with great jewellery

MYJS Galentine’s Day Jewellery Gift Guide


Updated Jan 2024

Cute Galentine’s Day Gifts to celebrate gal pal togetherness and lady love

Single? Taken? Who cares! Our BFFs and lady loves deserve to be spoiled.

Love or hate St Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day 13 February will always be the best.

Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating your lady friends, as a day dedicated to showering your amazing, wonderful, incredible gal pals in cards, gifts and attention.

Celebrate love and friendship with our mum, auntees, ride-or-dies and sista-wives, with the MYJS Galentine’s Day Jewellery Gift Guide.

Because our happiness, worth and self-confidence does not depend on our relationship status.

It is the people we love and care about who have the power to make us sparkle. You are a diamond darling, and your friends are facets of that brilliant shine.

It’s your choice – the choice to not let your life be defined and to live your life every day happily, with your own ever-after.

Make saying “I love you” to yourself and your friends easy. Or forget about love – and just say “I’m awesome” instead.

Celebrate awesome – for Galentine’s Day and every day. Celebrate with heartfelt, thoughtful, ethical designer jewellery gifts – that don’t break the bank. Jewellery to treat your friends. Jewellery to shine.

Bring on the rosΓ©, heartfelt girl power, badass, bossb’tch conversation and hearts to infinity and beyond. All the warm feelings and sparkles.

Friends are stars that make your life sparkle

MYJS love collection

Discover the MYJS Love Collection with designer heart jewellery. Honouring the most recognisable icon for compassion, understanding and love, these stylish pieces add a charming touch of romantic glamour to the everyday.

As the universal symbol for love, the Heart represents the seat of emotion, affection, unity and romance.

First used during the Middle Ages as a symbol for Jesus, the heart became much more popular after the 1600s through the launch of Valentine’s Day.

From πŸ’– emojis to honouring St Valentine, the heart is the most recognisable icon for expressing compassion, understanding and romantic love.

Heart jewellery fits every phase of life. Celebrate the spirit of love and romance with heart lockets, necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings and charms.

Shop the MYJS Love Collection

All you need is love jewellery

MYJS lab diamond collection

The irresistible charm ofΒ MYJS Lab Diamond Stud EarringsΒ blend smart design with timeless elegance for the perfectly ethical sparkling treat and a jewellery box essential.

Lab-grown diamonds have gained significant popularity as an ethical and sustainable alternative to natural diamonds. Lab grown diamonds are where technology and magic unite for dazzling sparkle, allowing access to affordable beautiful diamonds for the fabulous everyday woman.

Lab diamonds are a brilliant alternative to natural diamonds, combining ethical sourcing, environmental responsibility, and impressive quality. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful engagement ring, a dazzling piece of jewellery, or simply as a special treat for you or someone who deserves it, lab diamonds are an excellent choice. Explore the world of lab grown diamonds for a gemstone as radiant as it is responsible.

Shop the MYJS Lab Diamond Collection

No pressure, no diamond

MYJS infinity collection

Explore the MYJS Infinity Collection. Find timeless style with designer infinity jewellery capturing the iconic symbol for eternal connection and perfection.

The sideways 8 Infinity symbol of no beginning or end has been a love metaphor throughout ancient Greece, Rome, India and Tibet.

Iconic for perfection, Infinity stands for balance, regeneration, focus, harmony, peace and oneness as the eternal nature of energy and the universe.

Celebrate the spirit of oneness to add classic glamour to the everyday.  

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To infinity jewellery and beyond

MYJS personalised collection

We are all unique in our special, crazy wonderful ways. And our friendships are just the same – all the love, years, tears, fun and laughter rolled into one incredible relationship that sees us through bad fashion, suntans, boyfriends and flat champagne.

The MYJS Personalised Collection is designed to keep your loved ones near.

But it is the moments that matter, the ones we want to last forever: special words, dates, times and signs that we know, at a glance, we are so much awesome.

Capture those unique moments with personalised jewellery.

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Stay close to people who make you feel like sunshine

MYJS mix collection

Mix and match is the rule of life with our versatile designer range for the modern woman seeking everyday fabulous style. 

The MYJS Mix Collection embodies sensitivity, femininity and sweetness as versatile mini jewellery sets.

Match MYJS Charms to Mix Hoops, Mix Studs and Mix Necklaces for reinventive personal style. With over 50 charm designs to build versatile mini-jewellery sets, the possibilities as the perfect gift is endless.

Shop the MYJS Mix Collection

Beauty is always in the mix

MYJS tennis bracelets

Frost your wrist with the brilliance of sparkles designed to stand out in its simple edgy minimalism. With classic design and popular appeal, MYJS Tennis Bracelets are the ideal all-occasion jewellery.

A game-set-match in any jewellery line up, versatile and stylish tennis bracelets steps up every outfit. Sparkly and minimal featuring an endless circle with symmetrical settings of sparkly stones, MYJS Tennis Bracelets are designed for seamless smooth wearing.

Shop MYJS tennis bracelets

A woman can be over dressed, but never over elegant

Coco Chanel

MYJS bella earrings

You are a diamond darling, and your friends, facets of that brilliant shine. Be the sparkle with the MYJS Signature Bella Collection.

MYJS Bella Earrings capture the fierce light of every brave woman from within to shine, shine shine.

Featuring the finest Swarovski and Austrian Crystals, MYJS Bella Earrings present over 40 colour combinations. For the Bella Woman, life is about being authentic and following her heart, for the Bella Woman always shines.

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Pssst 2 for the price of 1 means double the sparkle (one for you, one for me).

She remembered who she was and the game changed

– Lalah Deliah

MYJS wine charms

Live in Australia? You’re lucky, with access to the best charms of all: Bling for you! Bling for your wine! Add a touch of class to your and your girls’ wine and cocktail glasses with MYJS Wine Charms. Mark your glass with our stylish sparkly accessories, customising your glass to you.

Designed to personalise wine, martini and margarita glass stems, MYJS Wine Charms store easily on the fridge.

Perfect for zoom happy hours, entertaining, gifting, outdoor and office parties, weddings, celebrations, hostess gifts and backyard BBQs. 

Shop the MYJS Wine Charm Collection.
Pssst coming international soon!


Love and laughter and lots of wine. Happy Galentine’s Day πŸ’‹

– Lalah Deliah