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How to Care for Your Jewelry in the Summer

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, beach vacations, and outdoor adventures. However, the heat, sweat, sunscreen, and saltwater can take a toll on your precious jewelry. At Ronnie's Jewelry, we want to ensure that your favorite pieces stay as brilliant as the day you got them. Here are some essential tips on how to protect and care for your jewelry during the summer months.

a diamond ring being held by a white glove

1. Keep It Cool

The high temperatures of summer can cause certain metals to expand and become more susceptible to damage. To prevent this:

  • Store Jewelry Properly: When not wearing your jewelry, keep it in a cool, dry place. A jewelry box with anti-tarnish lining is ideal.

  • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause some gemstones to fade. Store your jewelry away from windows and other sources of strong sunlight.

2. Avoid Contact with Sweat

Sweat contains natural oils and salts that can dull the shine of your jewelry and cause corrosion, especially in metals like silver.

  • Remove Jewelry During Exercise: Take off your rings, bracelets, and necklaces before hitting the gym or going for a run.

  • Clean Regularly: Wipe down your jewelry with a soft, lint-free cloth after wearing it to remove any sweat residues.

3. Be Cautious with Sunscreen and Lotions

Sunscreen and lotions are essential for protecting your skin, but they can leave a residue on your jewelry that is difficult to remove.

  • Apply Before Adorning: Apply sunscreen and lotions and allow them to fully absorb into your skin before putting on your jewelry.

  • Clean Immediately: If your jewelry does come into contact with these products, clean it as soon as possible with mild soap and water.

4. Protect from Saltwater and Chlorine

Saltwater and chlorine are harsh on metals and gemstones, causing discoloration and weakening the settings.

  • Remove Before Swimming: Always remove your jewelry before swimming in the ocean or pool.

  • Rinse Immediately: If your jewelry does get exposed to saltwater or chlorine, rinse it thoroughly with fresh water and dry it completely.

5. Regular Cleaning and Maintenance

Regular cleaning and maintenance can help your jewelry retain its shine and prevent long-term damage.

  • Use Mild Soap and Water: For most jewelry, a gentle cleaning with mild soap and lukewarm water is sufficient. Avoid harsh chemicals.

  • Soft Brushes: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean hard-to-reach areas.

  • Professional Check-ups: Periodically take your jewelry to a professional jeweler for inspection and cleaning, especially if it has intricate settings or delicate stones.

6. Avoid Physical Damage

Summer activities can sometimes be rough on jewelry, leading to scratches and dents.

  • Remove During Physical Activities: Take off your jewelry during sports, gardening, and other physical activities.

  • Be Mindful of Rough Surfaces: Be cautious when wearing your jewelry near rough surfaces that can scratch or damage it.

7. Travel Tips

If you're traveling this summer, take extra precautions to keep your jewelry safe.

  • Use a Travel Case: Invest in a good-quality travel jewelry case with individual compartments to prevent pieces from tangling or scratching each other.

  • Carry with You: Keep valuable jewelry with you in your carry-on bag rather than in checked luggage.

By following these tips from Ronnie's Jewelry, you can enjoy all the joys of summer while

keeping your treasured pieces looking their best. Remember, a little extra care goes a long way in preserving the beauty and longevity of your jewelry.

And for those who find these tips a tad too meticulous or just want to live life worry-free, consider insuring your jewelry with Jewelers Mutual. This way, you can dive into the ocean, slather on that sunscreen, and dance the night away without a second thought. It's like having a safety net for your sparkle!

Happy Summer from Ronnie's Jewelry! 🌞

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