As the leaves are changing color and the air continues to be crisp, we find ourselves transitioning our wardrobes to suit the fall season. Just as we swap out our summer sandals for cozy boots, it’s also important to consider how the change in weather can affect our jewelry.
Keep your Jewelry Dry
Fall can be a rainy season, and moisture can be detrimental to some types of jewelry. Metals like silver can tarnish when exposed to moisture, while porous stones like opals and pearls can absorb water and become damaged. Always remove your jewelry before washing your hands and be sure to store it in a dry place.
Protect Your Jewelry From Fall Activities
Fall is a season filled with fun activities like pumpkin picking, apple cider sipping, and leaf peeping. While it may be tempting to wear your favorite jewelry to enhance your fall wardrobe, it’s important to consider how these activities can affect your pieces. Rings can easily be scratched or dented when handling pumpkins or apples, and delicate chains can be caught on branches while taking a stroll through the woods. Consider leaving your most cherished items at home when engaging in fall festivities.
Clean Your Jewelry Regularly
Just like any other time of year, it’s important to keep your jewelry clean in the fall. Dust, dirt, and other debris can accumulate on your pieces, making them appear dull and lackluster. Use a gentle jewelry cleaner and a soft brush to clean your items regularly and be sure to rinse them thoroughly to remove any residue. We have a great cleaner you can purchase for at home or stop by to get your piece cleaned at the shop!
Store Your Jewelry Properly
Proper storage is key to maintaining the longevity of your jewelry. Store each piece separately to avoid scratching and tangling and use a jewelry box or pouch that has a soft lining to protect your items. For silver jewelry, consider using anti-tarnish strips to prevent tarnishing.
As we continue to embrace the beauty of the fall season, let’s not forget to take care of our jewelry too. By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your favorite pieces remain in tip-top shape. Remember, if you have any questions about caring for your jewelry or need help finding the perfect piece to add to your collection, Johnson Jewelers of Lake City is here for you. As a local, independently owned custom jewelry store, we take pride in offering personalized service to help you create the perfect piece of jewelry for any occasion and any budget.