Summer has here, which means it's time to venture outside and take advantage of the lovely weather and sunshine. The summer is the ideal time to reestablish relationships with loved ones, friends, and even yourself (a well-planned trip can improve your health). Your jewelry is one item, though, that the heat is not very nice to.
Unfortunately, the summer's excitement and adventures can ruin your jewelry by exposing it to dangerous environments and harsh elements. Your jewelry's strength and cleanliness are all affected by things like sunscreen, sand, and especially pool water. Risks can arise even when wearing jewelry while traveling. Fortunately, there are several easy precautions you can take this summer to safeguard your jewelry. Continue reading to get our best advice for keeping your jewelry secure and sparkling all summer long.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR JEWELRY WHEN IN THE SUN
Whether you choose the lake or the beach, the warm weather and summertime activities can expose our jewelry to dangerous conditions or the possibility of loss, which can rapidly ruin the fun. Aside from normal daily activities, summertime in particular offers some hazards to the security and caliber of your priceless jewelry.
OH MY, THE BEACHES, POOLS, AND LAKES!
On the water is one of the nicest locations to be in the summer. However, it is a well-known fact that jewelry is most frequently lost, broken, or dirty in lakes, pools, and beaches. If your jewelry falls into the water while swimming, you might be able to find it again if it doesn't fall into a drain. But it's extremely improbable that you'll ever discover it in the depths of an ocean wave or deep murky waters if it falls off in the lake or ocean. Because shrinking fingers make rings fall off more easily, cold waters are much more hazardous.
This summer, Montavy strongly advises removing your jewelry before getting in the water to protect it. Keeping your jewelry in a secure, dry location can make the difference between wearing it again and losing it permanently.
In Florida, it's impossible to go very far without coming across or visiting a pool. Chlorine is the main cause of jewelry deterioration throughout the summer. Unfortunately for your jewelry, this chemical additive used in many pools to keep the water safe for swimmers also significantly damages and tarnishes precious metals. Chlorine can destroy the sheen and shine on precious gemstones like diamonds, giving them a drab and gloomy appearance.
SAND AND SALTWATER
Because saltwater and sand are known for harming and discoloring metals, beaches aren't any better for your jewelry than indoor settings. Since rose gold is an alloy of gold and copper, it is particularly prone to tarnishing in seawater. Additionally, sand from lakes and beaches might harm your jewelry. Sand can harm valuable metals because it is so abrasive. Additionally, it might loosen stones by getting stuck in the settings of your jewelry. A nightmare indeed! If this occurs to you, Montavy can tighten the stones and fix the damage.
Use insect spray to safeguard yourself from mosquitoes when spending time outside this summer. But take care—bug spray and jewelry don't go well together. Your glittering jewelry might rapidly become dull and dim due to buildup from bug spray. Don't worry if this has happened to you. For glistening, polishing, and perfection, we advise professional cleaning.
Sunscreen, in addition to bug spray, might result in unpleasant accumulation. When it's necessary to shield your skin from UV radiation, it's strongly advised against using sunscreen while wearing expensive jewelry.
Do your jewelry a favor and take it off when you know you'll be applying bug spray or sunscreen to avoid having to clean it frequently as a result of buildup from the summer.
For many people, summertime travel is the finest part, but it can be the worst thing for your jewelry. Take all potential situations into account while choosing your clothing. The following advice should be kept in mind before stepping onto the highway or asphalt.
First things first: decide whether or not you want to travel with priceless jewelry. The possibility of losing or misplacing belongings while traveling exists. Try to choose jewelry that complements the majority or all of your outfits while choosing your travel attire. Reduce the amount of jewelry you carry with you to lower the likelihood of anything going wrong.
If you do choose to pack all of your jewelry, avoid the urge to put it all in one bag. Instead, box jewelry separately to avoid unnecessary harm. Packing them all together could cause tougher stones like diamonds to harm softer materials like gold, pearls, or opals because some stones and materials are far more durable than others. Check out our top 3 suggestions for a more detailed look at how to keep your jewelry at home and when traveling.
SECURE PRECIOUS JEWELRY
Jewelry should never be placed in checked luggage! If you want to ensure that your jewelry reaches its destination safely, pack it safely in a carry-on bag if it has sentimental or monetary worth to you. After all, misplaced checked baggage might occur occasionally, even forever.
When you get to your location, keep your jewelry in a safe if you can. Never leave your jewelry alone where it can be handled, lost, or stolen. If you must, bring a portable safe.
You might think about getting jewelry insurance as an extra measure of security and assurance. Although jewelry insurance cannot safeguard the sentimental value of your possessions, it can do so in the event of loss or theft. We can assist you in making decisions and provide an appraisal of your jewelry if you have inquiries regarding jewelry insurance or require one.