Protect your jewelry this summer

July 17th, 2022

Summertime is a great time to wear your favorite pieces of jewelry. Not only do they add a touch of glamor to any outfit, but they also help you look and feel your best. However, it’s important to take care of your jewelry properly so that it lasts for many years to come. Here are some tips on how to protect your jewelry this summer:

Take your jewelry off before you swim or sweat

One of the best ways to protect your jewelry is to take it off before you swim or sweat. The heat and humidity can damage your jewelry over time, so it’s best to store it in a cool, dry place. You should also avoid wearing your jewelry while you’re swimming or sweating, as this can also cause damage. A gentle reminder to keep your valuables in a safe location and not leave it on the beach! Fun fact: According to PRNewswire, 27% of travelers report losing fine jewelry on the beach, and only 1% ever retrieve their lost or stolen valuables while on vacation.

How to Protect Your Jewelry While Soaking Up the Sun?

The sun’s UV rays can cause your jewelry to fade and tarnish over time. The heat can also cause your jewelry to melt or warp, so it’s important to avoid leaving it in the sun for extended periods of time.

If you love to soak up the sun, but don’t want your jewelry to suffer, here are some tips on how to protect it:

  • Cover up your jewelry when you can. Wearing a t-shirt or a rash guard over your swimsuit will help to protect your necklaces and bracelets from the sun’s rays.
  • Remove your jewelry before you go in the water. Salt water and chlorine in pool water can damage your jewelry, so it’s best to take it off before you get in.
  • Dry off your jewelry after you’ve been in the water to prevent it from tarnishing.

Be careful with perfume

Perfumes, moisturizers and sun tan lotions can contain chemicals that can damage your jewelry. It’s best to apply these products before you put on your jewelry and be sure to let them dry completely before putting on your pieces. You should also avoid spraying perfume or lotion directly onto your jewelry. If you do, make sure to wipe it off right away. Use warm water and a soft toothbrush for best results!

Clean your jewelry regularly

One of the best ways to protect your jewelry is to clean it regularly. A mild soap and water solution can help remove any build-up of dirt or sweat. Be sure to dry your jewelry thoroughly after cleaning, as excess moisture can cause corrosion and damage. You should also avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaners, as these can damage your jewelry.

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Get yourself a Jewelry Box and Pouch

If you thought the only thing at risk of melting this summer was your ice cream, think again. That delicate gold necklace you never take off? The silver rings you wear every day? Even your favorite pair of hoop earrings can be damaged by the heat. That’s why it’s important to store your jewelry in a jewelry box or pouch during the summer months. A jewelry box will help to protect your pieces from scratches, while a pouch can help to prevent them from tarnishing. Plus, both options will keep your jewelry safe from the elements. So whether you’re headed to the beach or just taking a stroll in the park, be sure to keep your jewelry tucked away in a safe place. Otherwise, you might just end up with a dull and discolored jewelry piece.

By following these simple tips, you can help keep your jewelry looking its best all summer long. With a little bit of care, you can enjoy your favorite pieces for many years to come.

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About the Author

Dustin Lemick is the Founder and CEO of BriteCo and a third-generation jeweler with over thirteen years of retail jewelry experience. He holds a Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and has in-depth knowledge and expertise in appraisal systems, diamond and gemstone markets, retail pricing models, insurance replacement models, and jewelry quotation pricing systems.
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