Summer Jewelry Care Tips
With proper care and maintenance, your fine jewelry should last forever. While it's important to have your precious metals and gemstones cleaned on a regular basis, the summer months call for a little more attention. Between the sun, sand and water, your jewelry is exposed to more wear and tear than usual. Here are some of our expert tips and tricks to keeping your jewelry in tip-top shape this season.
Out of Deep Water
Chlorine and saltwater do not mix well with fine jewelry. Chlorine can discolor your beautiful metals and slowly erode the polish and finish of gleaming gemstones. Saltwater can damage your jewelry, especially rose gold pieces because they contain copper which can easily tarnish. Before going to the pool or beach, be sure to remove your priceless pieces and store them in a safe spot.
Pass the Sunscreen
While you should always wear your sunscreen in the summer, we don't recommend applying sunscreen and lotions while wearing your jewelry. Lotions can cause a film to form on your precious pieces giving them a dull and lackluster appearance.
Properly Store Your Jewelry
It's important to store your jewelry correctly to ensure a lifetime of wear. Your treasures should be kept in a clean, dry place. A fabric lined jewelry case or a box with multiple dividers and compartments helps prevent your pieces from scratching each other. Additionally, keep in mind that some metals require different care. Silver can tarnish due to air exposure. To avoid this, your silver pieces should be stored in individual air-tight bags. Gold and platinum can also patina, so keeping these pieces in air-tight bags is also a good idea.
Get Regular Cleanings and Checkups
Taking your jewelry in for routine cleanings and inspections is a crucial step in keeping your pieces in shining condition. We recommend you get your cherished treasures cleaned at least every six months. With regular cleanings your jewelry will also be inspected, ensuring there are no loose stones. This will prevent you from misplacing an irreplaceable gem. The perfect time to bring your pieces into Beré to be professionally cleaned and polished is after the summer season. We'll have your beloved adornments glittering like new and make sure every stone is secure.
Keep Your Jewelry Sparkling with Beré
As you can see, simple actions will maintain the luster of your priceless treasures for a lifetime. And remember, at Beré we have you covered when it comes to all things jewelry. Whether you need a routine cleaning and inspection or just have a question, we're here to assist you. Plus, we have a sweeping selection, from engagement rings to fashion jewelry, just waiting for you to explore. So, don't be a stranger! Come and visit our store at 5033 N. 12th Avenue today and discover why we're the most trusted name in jewelry on the Gulf Coast.