The summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and take a dip in the pool. But what about the jewelry you wear daily?
Chlorine is a powerful chemical that can cause damage to the metal alloys in your jewelry, and leave you unwanted effects.
Here are some tips on how to keep your jewelry safe during the summer pool season.
Swimming in chlorinated water can cause metals to tarnish and degrade over time. In addition, chlorine can cause porous gems to lose their luster and color. The most important piece of advice we can give is to remove all of your jewelry prior to swimming in a pool.
However, we know that sometimes it is often forgotten or overlooked. Afterall, jewelry is safer on your body than hidden in a towel.
If you do find yourself wearing jewelry in the pool, there are a few simple steps that can help minimize the effects of chlorine.
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Tips For Wearing Jewelry in the Pool
Avoid Wearing Jewelry
First - avoid wearing jewelry that is made with delicate or soft metals, such as gold or silver.
If you are planning on a day out in the swimming pool and need to accessorize, opt for your jewelry that is made out of stainless steel, titanium, or platinum - these metals are more durable when exposed to chlorine.
This is the best way to enjoy a summer of worry-free, accessorized swimming!
Clean Your Jewelry
Second - clean your jewelry thoroughly after exposure to chlorinated water.
To keep your jewelry clean at home, there are a few simple steps you should follow:
1) Rinse your jewelry in warm, fresh water to remove any chlorine residue. 2) Use a soft toothbrush to gently scrub away any stubborn dirt or grime 3) Rinse your jewelry again in warm, fresh water and dry with a soft cloth
By following these simple steps, you can keep your summer jewelry looking like new!
Stop By Our Store
Finally - if you are seeing the effects of chlorine on jewelry, stop by our store for our cleaning services. We would be happy to bring your jewelry back to life! With added polishing and rhodium plating services, we can have your jewelry looking its best for years to come.
Swimming is a great way to stay fit and have fun during the summer months, but it is important to remember the effects of chlorine on your jewelry. By following these tips, you can keep your jewelry lasting for decades.
If you need help cleaning or repairing your jewelry, our team at Jae's Jewelers is here to assist you. Drop off your repairs Tuesdays though Saturdays from 11am to 6pm, and let us take care of everything!