As temperatures climb, so do the number of jewelry repairs and cleanings in the summer months!
Summer fun often means harsh weather elements and increased activity outdoors which can easily damage your jewelry. From kayaking to hiking, there are dozens of summer activities that aren't made any better by wearing your fine jewelry.
In this guide, we'll explore essential tips and precautions to ensure your jewelry remains beautiful and well-maintained throughout the summer season.
Caution: Slippery when wet.
Before you take a drive to 30A and dive into a day at the beach, take off your jewelry prior to getting in ANY water - including the shower!
Both chlorine and salt water can cause precious gems and metals to dull and corrode, but even worse, cold water can cause your fingers to shrink and significantly increase your odds of losing a ring. Consider buying a silicone band to wear for your outdoor adventures or booking an appointment to have your loose-fitting rings resized for everyday wear.
Treat your jewels to a spa day.
Nothing is more disheartening than misplacing your jewelry or gemstones, especially when you're on a trip far from home.
While it may be tempting to wait until after you're back from vacation to have your jewelry cleaned and professionally inspected, tightening and retipping prongs to ensure their pristine condition can be a lifesaver while traveling. It also aids in preventing debris from accumulating in delicate crevices and settings.
Pick up one of our signature Walton's travel jewelry cleaners and book your jewelry cleaning and maintenance appointment. Jewelry inspection and cleaning are always complimentary!
Smile! You're on camera
While we always recommend checking with your insurance before traveling with fine jewelry, you can provide an extra means of identification for your pieces by simply taking a quick selfie wearing your jewelry before heading out.
And while taking gorgeous photos with your Walton's jewelry during special occasions and travel, let us know what you're celebrating! If you recently commemorated a significant milestone with a piece of jewelry from Walton's, we invite you to share your story with us.
Together with these tips and proper year-round maintenance, you can protect your pieces for years, decades, and generations to come.
You can stop by our Downtown Franklin location or browse virtually and receive complimentary shipping anytime.
Wishing you and yours a lovely summer!
Julie and the Walton's Team