Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kick off to summer; the beginning of cookouts, swimming pools, and summer getaways.
But before you jump in the pool, slather on sunscreen or head to the beach, it never hurts to know where dangers can lurk. If you’re not careful, summer can take a toll on your jewelry.
Be like this smart couple and take off your rings before you hit the beach.
In honor of rings resting on the ocean floor, bracelets ruined from gardening and gems fallen victim to a wicked game of beach volleyball, here are six situations when not to wear your wedding ring, or any other fine jewelry you’d hate to damage or lose.
Because pearls are an organic gem, please avoid household chemicals, cosmetics, hair sprays, and perfumes. Don't use ultrasonic cleaners. Wash with mild soap and water and store in a protective chamois pouch or tissue paper.
Never put perfume or cologne on directly where the pearls will be in contact on the neck. The same holds true for your pearl earrings. In my opinion said scents should be applied to the throat and/or cleavage or wrist unless you are wearing a pearl bracelet. The alcohol will destroy the luster of the pearls.
Also if you wear your pearl necklace on average once a week you should have it restrung once a year. Or when the pearls slip over the knots and get sloppy.
As always, it’s good practice to bring your jewelry in to Family & Co. Jewelers for inspection and cleaning. Your pieces will be in that much better condition to withstand any summer activities.
The only surefire way to guarantee not losing or damaging your jewelry this summer is to simply take it off and leave it at home. Insuring your precious jewelry is recommended. Family & Co. Jewelers can expertly appraise your jewelry (no charge on items purchased from us) and also recommend a very good insurance company that only insures fine jewelry.