Summer is here and a lot of people are already excited with the idea of traveling and spending a long vacation in resorts or beaches. However, it is also important that you take your jewelry’s safety and condition into account. Some of the things that you should consider when bringing jewelry with you on your vacation would be:
Jewelry Check-Ups: Your jewelry deserves to be given ample attention and this means visiting your jeweler once in a while to have your jewelry checked up if it has loose stones, clasps and or anything similar. You would not want your vintage jewelry to be lost as you play with your friends at the beach.
Remove Them: Before you even dip in the pool or the beach, make sure that you remove your jewelry on your person and keep them somewhere safe. Keep in mind that salt water and chlorine can potentially damage sterling silver jewelry. Sweat can also tarnish silver jewelry so if you are planning to go through some strenuous activity then keep your jewelry. In addition to this, dipping in the pool while wearing jewelry can cause discoloration especially if your jewelry are made out of platinum or gold and can potentially erode the polish and finish of your jewelries precious stones.
The same rule applies when you are applying sun block and or bug sprays because substance coming from sun blocks or sprays can get stuck into small niches of chains and prongs, areas that are hard to reach when it comes to cleaning jewelry. These kinds of products can also potentially lessen the luster of your jewelry.
Rings: Refrain from wearing rings if you will be diving in the pool or underwater at the beach because the cold temperature of the water in pools, oceans, lakes and rivers temporarily causes your fingers to shrink and the possibility of your ring slipping out of your fingers increases.
Clean: Do not take your jewelry for granted. Make time to clean them once in a while especially during times wherein you are sweating because sweat and even body oil can potentially harm your jewelry. Use warm soapy water and a toothbrush to clean your jewelry but keep in mind
Do not take your jewelry for granted because they are not built to last for eternity, especially if you are not taking good care of them. You may have diamond rings but if you are not careful then they will eventually lose their luster and value.