Taking good care of your jewelry is important all year round. Nonetheless, in the summer your pieces will require a little extra TLC. Common summertime activities such as swimming and tanning expose your precious pieces to more wear and tear than usual. So, to help you prepare for your summer travels, we’ve assembled some handy tips and tricks which will keep your jewelry sparkling.
Out of the Sun (Even If It’s Fun)
Whether your summer plans involve kicking back at the beach or visiting a majestic mountain cabin on the Fourth, it’s crucial to consider your surroundings and how they affect your jewelry. Water, lotions and sand can all damage your jewelry. You may consider leaving your precious pieces behind for your summer travels. However, if you don’t wish to part with your priceless treasures, we recommend cleaning them after your trip. At Murphy-Pitard, our top-tier cleaning services will have your gems gleaming like new in no time.
Keep Your Treasures In Line
Packing up for a last minute summer getaway? Although it may seem time-efficient to just shove your jewelry accessories into any old compartment of your suitcase or carry-on, it always ends up in a frustrating and tangled mess. Plus, this method leaves soft metals such as gold unprotected, leading to scratches. An easy way to avoid this is to invest in a travel size jewelry bag. It doesn’t need to be fancy, just something which separates each piece, preventing snarling and grating.
Inspect and Protect
Nothing’s better than a sunset beach dinner after a fabulous day of tanning and wave-jumping. That quickly fades as you glance down to see your favorite bracelet is missing a stone. A good way to avoid this is to have your jewelry inspected every six months. When you bring your beloved pieces into Murphy-Pitard, we’ll always give them the thorough look-over they deserve, ensuring each stone is safe and secured.
Stress Less With Murphy-Pitard
No matter where your summer adventures take you, these tips and tricks will help keep your jewelry shimmering. And remember, if you ever have any questions or require any assistance, just stop by Murphy-Pitard Jewelers at 201 North Jefferson Avenue. We're your one-stop shop for all things jewelry, from cleanings to engagement rings and more. So, don't be a stranger. Come and visit us today.