Summer tends to be harder on jewelry in general. Metal is more susceptible to tarnishing in humidity, chlorinated or saltwater, and exposure to sunscreen and sweat.
- Take off your jewelry when playing in the water—chlorine and other chemicals don’t play well with precious metals and salt water can also cause damage.
- Depending on your body chemistry, sweat can take a toll on your pieces—we recommend that you take ‘em off before working out and other strenuous activity. If you forget, just make sure to clean off your pieces with a bit of mild soap and water and dry it off with a soft cloth afterward.
- Sunscreen can be especially damaging to your pieces. Make sure you take them off when applying sunscreen, and then wait a few minutes for it to soak in before putting them back on. (And don’t forget to wash your hands!) Be sure to give your pieces a good wash after a day of wearing sunscreen to remove any residual product.
- Taking a minute to give your pieces a wash at the end of the day will help remove anything harmful resting on the surface and help extend the life of your jewelry.
Most orders come with a polishing cloth in case you find your piece tarnishing from the summer’s heat and humidity—just make sure you follow the instructions and use it sparingly for the best effect.
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