Summer is finally here! It's time to show off your brightest and boldest jewelry! Before you dive in to your favorite summer time collections, keep in mind that the warmer days can pose a risk to fine jewelry and it is important to take steps to protect all of your baubles. Here are a few simple tips that will keep your jewelry sparkling all summer long:
Remove all jewelry before going into hot tubs and swimming pools- The chlorine can damage and discolor metals such as gold and platinum and can slowly erode the finish and polish of gemstones.
Remove all jewelry before entering salt water- Salt water can have similar damaging effects as chlorine on your fine jewelry pieces.
Remove all jewelry before showering, cleaning and applying lotions and sunscreen- These products cause a film to form on your jewelry, making it appear dull and dingy.
Wipe down your jewelry pieces after you wear them- Use a clean, soft, slightly damp cloth to wipe down your fine jewelry after use. This will enhance the jewelry’s luster and will ensure that it is clean before you put it away for storage.
Store your jewelry in a clean, dry place- Keep your jewelry in a fabric-lined jewelry case, or in a box with compartments and dividers to prevent pieces from scratching each other.
At the end of the summer, bring your fine jewelry in to our Colorado Springs jewelry store. We will professionally clean it to maintain that wonderful luster and sparkle at the end of the season! Come to 5182 N. Nevada, Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.