Summer Jewelry Care Tips

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Keep Your Favorites In Great Condition With a Little TLC!

Summer is the perfect time to show off your personal style with some fun, trendy jewelry. No matter where your summer vacation takes you, accessorizing with pieces from Reclaimed With Love is sure to help you stand out. Your new beautiful, long-lasting jewelry can withstand the heat, but it’s important to take care of your pieces to prevent damage or loss during the summer months. With a little TLC, you can keep your summer jewelry looking beautiful for seasons to come. Give your summer collection a boost with a subscription from Reclaimed With Love!

How Summer Fun Can Tarnish Jewelry

You don’t have to sacrifice your style this summer! Our demi-fine jewelry will pair perfectly with all of your favorite outfits and activities. If you want to keep your jewelry in the best condition, it’s best to be mindful when routinely exposing them to the following:

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Chemicals

You don’t have to sacrifice your style this summer! Our demi-fine jewelry will pair perfectly with all of your favorite outfits and activities.

If you want to keep your jewelry in the best condition, it’s best to be mindful when routinely exposing them to the following:

Sweat and Saltwater

The salt in seawater and sweat may leave residue on your accessories, so it’s usually a good idea to gently wipe off your pieces after exposure.

Sunlight

A little sun exposure can actually help some gems (like diamonds) sparkle more, but excessive sunlight can tarnish some pieces over time. You won’t see fading or discoloration after a single vacation, but being mindful of how much you expose your jewelry to harsh sunlight can help them stay in their best shape longer!

Humidity

Summer weather, especially in coastal or tropical environments, brings heat and humidity. Most jewelry, especially higher quality pieces like you’ll receive from Reclaimed With Love, can easily withstand some humidity. However, it’s recommended that you keep more vulnerable pieces in a cool, dry place whenever possible to prevent them from becoming discolored.

How to Take Care of Jewelry in the Summer

Here are a few more tips on how to take care of your jewelry during the warmer months!

1.

Choose Your Accessories Wisely

Some pieces are just better suited for summer than others. If you’re going to be spending a lot of time in the water, leave your delicate diamond earrings at home and opt for something that won’t be damaged by saltwater or chlorine. The same goes for other activities; if you’re going hiking or camping, for example you may want to leave looser pieces like rings and bracelets at home to avoid losing them.

2.

Take Jewelry Storage Seriously​

When you’re not wearing your jewelry, be sure to store it properly. Keep pieces separate so they don’t scratch or tangle, and use soft cloths or cases to protect delicate details. If you have the option, storing jewelry in a cool, dry place is ideal!

3.

Keep Your Jewelry Out of the Water

When you have the option, setting your jewelry aside in a safe place before swimming, showering, or washing your hands is recommended. You’re much more likely to lose your favorite pieces for good if you wear jewelry in the pool or ocean, so it’s usually best to take off accessories before taking a dip.

4.

Use Sunscreen – Just Not On Your Jewelry

Applying sunscreen is an essential step in protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, but try to avoid getting any on your jewelry. It’s usually best to apply sunscreen first, and then put on your accessories once it dries. The same goes for other topical products like lotions and bug sprays.

5.

Gently Clean Your Pieces After Wearing Them

After a day of fun in the sun, take some time to gently clean your jewelry. This will remove any sweat, salt, or chemicals that could leave residue and dull the appearance. A soft cloth and warm water or a gentle cleaning solution should do the trick; avoid using harsh chemicals, as they could damage your pieces. You may also consider scheduling a professional cleaning after a vacation to make sure your finer pieces stay in great shape!

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Wearing your jewelry in the sun is a great way to show off your style! Taking proactive care of your favorite pieces during the summer will keep them in the best condition. Now that you know how to take care of your jewelry, you can start building your summer collection. Choose pieces that you love and that work well for your lifestyle. And with some proactive TLC, you can feel confident wearing them throughout the summer and beyond.

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