Three quick tips to keep your jewelry shining all summer long.
Summertime is full of soaking up the sunshine and cooling off in the water. Both typically make the best-of moments throughout the summer months, and at J.F. Kruse, we want to make sure those moments remain the best by helping you also take care of your jewelry. Instead of those moments being ruined after you realize your jewelry was tarnished or worse because of the potentially harmful elements it could be exposed to throughout your summer adventures.
So, let’s keep the best-of memories going with a couple quick tips to keep your jewelry shining and you sparkling all summer long.
Quick Tip 1: Salty or chemically-treated water is not as refreshing for jewelry as it is for you.
A couple elements that should be avoided for your jewelry is chemically-treated water and saltwater. The chemicals in the pools you’ll be jumping into this summer could really put a damper on things because Chlorine and other chemicals could damage precious metals such as gold and platinum. Sterling silver is another metal that doesn’t mix well with those chemicals and could tarnish over time if exposed too much.
Salt is another harmful element that could leave jewelry that is made up of delicate metals such as rose gold damaged. The salt could corrode the metal and cause it to deteriorate or lose its beautiful finish.
Quick Tip 2: We all need to protect ourselves and our jewelry from those sun rays.
The sun is powerful and if anything is exposed for too long, it can really do some damage. It can fade certain metals and materials. That’s exactly why you should be sure to keep your jewelry out of the sun.
Quick Tip 3: Although sunblock may protect you, it doesn’t necessarily protect your jewelry.
After you apply sunscreen be sure to wipe it off your accessories if you happen to get any on your jewelry. Or better yet, take off your jewelry before you apply sunscreen and put it back on after. Sunblock doesn’t necessarily harm your accessories, but it could leave a filmy layer and end up in the creases. This could leave your jewelry missing its shine and luster.
It’s always a good idea to clean your jewelry and may be even more important during the summer. And if you find yourself needing some jewelry repairs, our professional and knowledgeable staff would be happy to help get it sparkling again. Our jewelers can fix just about anything!
Jewelry Repair Services
We have an on-site laser welder and expertly trained goldsmiths to provide you with the highest quality work more expediently than traditional methods. Our repair services include:
- Prong re-tipping
- Ring resizing
- Diamond remounting and resetting
- Rhodium refinishing
- Watch repair on stems, crowns, batteries, bands and crystals
We care about our customers and the jewelry you purchase from us. That’s why we provide a CareFree Warranty on our jewelry – depending on the piece. Our free warranty is the first step toward peace of mind when you are out on your summer adventures.