Summer is officially in full swing. Wildflowers are blooming, birds are chirping and the vibrant sun is shining. From the coast to Big Bend, there’s no shortage of summer activities. If you’re someone who flaunts your treasures all year round, it’s important to understand how to protect them against harsh summer elements. So, we’ve compiled our top tips and tricks, so you won’t jeopardize your jewelry this season.
Keep It Dry
In the heart of Houston, we’re no stranger to the blazing heat. So, we escape to nearby bodies of water. Texas is so vast that you can discover hidden gems in every corner. Some prefer to take a dip in the pool while others adventure to the beach. No matter your preference, it’s essential to remove prized pieces before tanning and swimming. Sun, saltwater and chlorine can tarnish metals and change the color of certain gems. Not to mention, there’s a big risk of losing your favorite pieces. Save your exquisite jewelry for other outings and stash them away before taking a dip.
Don’t Dull the Shine
Sunscreen, mosquito repellent and lotion do an excellent job protecting our skin. However, they’re no friend to fine jewelry. The residue from these solutions are known to find their way into the nooks and crannies of special pieces resulting in loss of luster. If you really want to wear that necklace or ring, wait until the sunscreen is soaked in before putting them on. Also, after wearing your pieces, wipe them down with a soft cloth and store properly.
Re-Tip & Re-Size
Nothing’s worse than noticing that your earring, ring or necklace is missing a stone halfway through a beach day. The best way to avoid this nightmare is to get your jewelry checked every six months. Chances are, you may need something re-tipped or re-sized. Stop by Thomas Markle Jewelers today and our team will ensure that everything stays in place during your summer adventures and beyond.
Expand Your Summer Collection
Warm weather and airy fashion present the perfect opportunity to elevate your summer look. From bold golds to pearl accents, fine jewelry has the ability to showcase your unique personality through stunning variants of style. If you’re itching to add some new pieces to your collection, stop by Thomas Markle Jewelers. We have an expansive selection, featuring the latest trends from your favorite brands. If you don’t know where to begin, our team is happy to help. We love curating personalized looks based on your one-of-a-kind style.