Summer is here and there’s no better way to show off your jewellery than to have it sparkle in the sun. However, it’s important to take care of your jewellery so that it lasts for many summers to come. Follow our five essential tips to keep your jewellery shining all season long.
1. Keep your jewellery safe at the beach
Before you spend time in the sand and sea, be sure to leave your jewellery in a safe and secure spot. Sand is an abrasive that can scratch and damage your finery, including metals, gemstones and pearls. It is especially important to remove your jewellery before swimming in the ocean, not only to avoid losing it, but also to protect your finery from the damaging effects of salt water, including tarnishing of metals and dulling of gemstones.
2. Store your jewellery out of the sun
It’s important to store your jewellery in a cool, dark and dry place, especially during summer. Prolonged exposure to sunlight can result in the discolouration and fading of bright gemstones, pearls and certain metals. High heat, humidity and moisture can also cause your jewellery to tarnish and warp.
3. Go jewellery-free in the pool
By taking off your jewellery before taking a dip in the pool, you can help protect your jewellery and prevent the risk of losing it. Chlorine can cause damage to many types of jewellery, and cold water can make your fingers shrink, making it easier for rings to slip off, so be sure to leave your finery poolside in a safe place.
4. Take your jewellery off before getting active
Whether you’re hitting the gym, going for a walk or playing a sport, exposing your jewellery to sweat can result in tarnishing. By leaving your jewellery out of your work out, you can also minimise the risk of your pieces catching and breaking.
5. Have your jewellery professionally maintained
Different kinds of jewellery require unique care and maintenance. Visit our boutiques this summer and have our expert staff guide you on the specific services needed to keep your jewellery looking its best. From cleaning and polishing to repairs and re-sizing, we offer a range of services to ensure that your treasured pieces are well-cared for and looking their best.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your jewellery stays looking beautiful throughout the summer season and for many summers to come. Remember, proper care and maintenance are crucial to keeping your jewellery in top condition, so take the time to give your jewellery the care it deserves.