Summer is here and you may not know that fine jewelry requires extra care during the summer versus the other seasons. This doesn't mean you should neglect your jewelry in the other seasons, but it requires more TLC during the summer. During the Summer months, your list of summer activities usually involves fun, water, sand and sun causing more wear and tear. To make sure your jewelry is still shining after the summer months, here are some basic cleaning and care tips
Know your jewelry
Before you can care or clean for any piece of fine jewelry, it is vital to know what metals and gemstones you are dealing with. Platinum, gold, and silver are unique metals that react differently to cleaning techniques and styles. And different gemstones are cleaned differently. Don’t ruin your jewelry this summer.
A lot of us don’t think to take off all of our jewelry before hopping in the shower. Water can leave a film and residue behind leaving your jewelry dinge. In fact water can even damage your jewelry. Not all water is the same, and salt and chlorine water are very harmful to any piece of fine jewelry. Remove all jewelry before entering any pool, hot tub, ocean, etc. . The salt and chlorine can discolor metals like platinum or gold. Plus, tarnish the shine and vibrancy of the gemstone quality as it can erode its finish and polish. It is great practice to take off all before swimming as well. You may lose a piece in the water.
Bring in your Jewelry for a professional cleaning
While it is recommended to get fine jewelry cleaned professionally once a year, it is a great idea to get it done after the summer because it is so busy. Not to mention the piece will get dirtier during the summer due to the summer outdoor activities. Preserve the design, you can even get more than one. Finding a jeweler you can trust with the quality experience can be challenging. At Master Jewelers, we take care and quality very seriously. We know that you want your jewelry to last for generations to come. Following these simple tips and practices this summer, can help extend the life of your jewelry. Our experienced experts will help you keep your jewelry clean and extend its life for years to come.