5 End-of-Summer Jewelry Care Tips to Keep Your Jewelry Shining
Taking great care of your jewelry during the summer can be a frustrating task.
Going swimming? Take that beautiful engagement ring off. Sunbathing? No jewelry, please. Jet-setting on a faraway vacation? Maybe that favorite heirloom necklace should stay behind for safekeeping.
The bad news: Summer is fading off into the sunset. The good news: It's time for your bling to take center stage again.
We have some end-of-summer jewelry care, cleaning, and storage tips to refresh your pretties for those holiday parties that are (believe it or not) just around the corner!
End-of-Summer Jewelry Care Tips
1. Bring back the sparkle
Wipe down your frequently worn items with a clean, soft, slightly damp cloth (and avoid using these cleaners). For those more frequently worn items, visit your jeweler for a professional cleaning. You'll leave with jewelry that sparkles like new!
2. Ensure safekeeping
Keep your jewelry in a clean, dry place such as a fabric-lined jewelry case, or in a box with compartments and dividers to prevent pieces from scratching each other. Going somewhere? Take a look at these jewelry storing options for when you are on-the-go!
3. Inspect for damage
Take your jewelry to a reputable jeweler and have it inspected for loose stones, broken or worn prongs, weak clasps and other potential damages that may not be visible to the naked eye.
4. Reappraise the value
Bring your last insurance evaluation or appraisal to your jeweler for a review of the values. Don't forget to tell us if your values have changed so we can adjust your coverage.
5. Refresh your collection
Bring out those special jewelry items reserved for fall/winter and the holidays. Borrow a stunner from a friend for a special occasion. Treat yourself to a brand new jewelry piece (with insurance, of course). Adding jewelry to your policy is quick and easy either online or by phone at 888-884-2424.
Follow these guidelines and you'll keep your beautiful jewelry looking good as new! Looking for other clean and care tips for your jewelry? Check out our Clean and Care Guide!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published Sept. 16, 2014.