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July 3, 2018

It’s usually not the jewelry’s fault. We thought we’d share some tips on how to get the longest life out of your jewelry.

1. Sleeping in it. Yep, seems harmless, you’re just resting for hours, right? But prongs can snag in sheets and hair gets tangled around chains overnight EVERY night and can cause them to break.

2. Wearing it to the gym (or golfing, or mowing the lawn, or tennis, etc). Any activity where you are lifting or pushing a heavy object is going to damage the back of a ring (see Photo). These activities are the perfect time to pop off your fine jewelry.

3. Dirt. The #1 thing we hear is “I wear it all the time.” And that’s ok, but you need to clean your jewelry, and not just so it LOOKS pretty. Dust from the air and oils from your skin (lotions, sunscreens, bugspray) can combine to act like a sandpaper and wear away at the metal links in your bracelets and necklaces, and between rings to wear them thin.

Listen, there’s no law against wearing your jewelry 24/7. And we certainly don’t suggest you put your jewelry away and not wear it; you should enjoy it! Just set the correct expectations. The more you wear it the more you will need to maintain it. Remember, we always do cleaning and checking at no charge, so don’t hesitate to come by.

Remember diamonds are forever, but the metal holding them needs care and maintenance!

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