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How summer can damage your jewelry…if you let it!

It’s that time of year again, where we don our summer best, looking fashionable and trying to stay cool. And this is no easy feat. Some jewelry is particularly vulnerable to the effects of summer (salt water, chlorine, etc). By taking a few simple precautions, you can have your summer fun without it taking a toll on your fine jewelry.

The biggest piece of advice?

Take it off!

When it comes to summer activities, most do not require a statement necklace. Whether it’s swimming, hiking, gardening or camping, you risk losing your jewelry during a physical activity…and we don’t want that! We suggest bringing a special case for your jewelry pre-activity or better yet, leave it at home and look smashing at night!

Remember: chlorine, saltwater, sunscreen, direct sunlight and even sweat can affect gems and metals.

If you do expose your jewelry to summer’s hazardous material, remember that cleaning your jewelry doesn’t require special accessories. A bowl of water with a few drops of dish detergent usually does the trick. Dry gently using a soft cloth.