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How to Care for Your Diamond Jewelry During Summer

Summer is a season filled with fun activities, from beach outings to pool parties and adventurous hikes. While you're enjoying the sun and warmth, it's essential to ensure your diamond jewelry remains safe and sparkling. At Sabrina A Jewelry, we want your precious pieces to maintain their brilliance all year round. Here are some tips and tricks for keeping your diamond jewelry in top condition during the summer.

1. Avoid Exposure to Sunscreen and Lotions

Sunscreen and lotions are summer essentials, but they can leave a residue on your diamond jewelry, making it look dull. Apply these products before putting on your jewelry and allow them to absorb fully into your skin. If your jewelry does come into contact with lotions, clean it promptly to maintain its sparkle.

Quick Cleaning Tip

Mix a few drops of mild dish soap with warm water and soak your jewelry for a few minutes. Gently scrub with a soft toothbrush, rinse thoroughly, and pat dry with a lint-free cloth.

 

2. Be Cautious Around Water

Whether you're swimming in a pool, ocean, or lake, it's best to remove your diamond jewelry beforehand. Chlorine in pools and salt in seawater can damage the metal settings, while natural water bodies can harbor substances that might harm your jewelry. Plus, cold water can cause your fingers to shrink slightly, increasing the risk of losing a ring.

Safe Storage Suggestion

Invest in a small, secure jewelry box or pouch to keep with you when you’re out and about. This way, you can safely store your pieces when you need to remove them temporarily.

 

3. Keep Your Jewelry Away from Sand

Sand can be surprisingly abrasive, scratching the metal and potentially loosening the settings of your diamonds. If you're heading to the beach, leave your diamond jewelry at home or store it safely away from direct exposure to sand.

After-Beach Cleaning

If your jewelry does come into contact with sand, rinse it with fresh water and use a soft brush to remove any particles before storing it in a safe place.

 

4. Avoid High Heat

Extended exposure to high temperatures can affect the metal in your jewelry, especially if it's made of materials like gold or platinum. Avoid leaving your jewelry in hot places, such as a car dashboard or a sunbaked patio table.

Protective Measures

Store your jewelry in a cool, shaded place when you're not wearing it. A jewelry box with a soft lining can protect your pieces from heat and scratches.

 

5. Regular Maintenance

Even with the best care, summer activities can cause wear and tear on your diamond jewelry. Schedule regular check-ups with a professional jeweler to ensure that the settings are secure and the diamonds are in good condition.

Routine Care

  • Weekly Cleaning: Clean your jewelry weekly with mild soap and water to keep it looking its best.
  • Professional Cleaning: Have your jewelry professionally cleaned and inspected at least twice a year.

 

6. Insurance and Appraisal

Summer activities increase the risk of losing or damaging your jewelry. Ensure that your valuable pieces are insured and that appraisals are up to date. This provides peace of mind and financial protection if something happens to your cherished items.

Insurance Tips

Keep detailed records of your jewelry, including photographs and descriptions. Update your insurance policy as you acquire new pieces to ensure comprehensive coverage.

 

 


By following these tips and tricks, you can enjoy all your summer activities without worrying about the safety and sparkle of your diamond jewelry. At Sabrina A Jewelry, we're committed to helping you maintain the beauty and brilliance of your precious pieces. Visit us at the International Jewelry Plaza in Los Angeles for professional cleaning, maintenance, and more expert advice on caring for your diamond jewelry. Enjoy your summer with confidence, knowing your diamonds are as radiant as your adventures.