Summer is here and travel is on everyone’s mind. So, how do you enjoy travel and still keep your jewelry safe and secure during the process? Here are some tips that will help you enjoy your jewelry this summer no matter where your travels may lead.
Clean your jewelry regularly. Your own sweat and body oils can dull the shine of your jewelry. Plus, wearing your jewelry at the beach can introduce sand and dirt that can cause damage or wear to the metal or stones. To prevent this, make sure you keep your jewelry clean by using warm soapy water and a soft toothbrush to gently clean your jewelry pieces.
Store your jewelry in a clean, dry place. Keep your pieces in a fabric-lined jewelry case, or in a box with compartments and dividers to prevent pieces from scratching each other. Invest in a safe place to store your jewelry while on a trip,too such as a lockable case.
Watch for warning signs of vulnerabilities in your jewelry. From symptoms of a loose stone to bracelet, necklace, and earring red flags, there are usually visible warning signs that your jewelry may be at risk of losing a stone or breaking. Regular inspections can spot these vulnerabilities and if you’re not sure, don’t wear the piece until you can have it inspected by a trustworthy jeweler.
Get your favorite jewelry insured. You’ll have the peace of mind that regardless of your surf and turf adventures, your jewelry is protected. Some homeowners insurance plans cover jewelry, but before you just assume your policy does, check with your agent.
Summer travel can be exciting and fun but it can also be a source of heartache if you lose or damage a valuable or precious piece of jewelry. If you would like to have your jewelry inspected for damage or have a quick professional valuation before heading out on your summer trip, just stop by and see us at Bill’s Jewelers in Thomasville.