Helping your Silver Jewelry Survive the Summer
by Judy Ellis
As I've been prepping for the summer months, I ran across a few wonderful reminders that I'd thought I'd share.

There is nothing better than enjoying the hot summer days, especially when you're vacationing at the beach or relaxing poolside. While you're busy enjoying the sun, however, you may not be aware of the toll that the summer season can take on your silver and other metal jewelry. Sunscreen may help protect your skin, but it can potentially harm your jewelry.
Instructions
Avoid chemicals:

  • Before you layer on the SPF, make sure you remove any jewelry that you are wearing.

  • Beware of applying lotions and oils while wearing your jewelry, as these can get caught in the crevices and details of your jewelry.

  • If these substances remain on your items they can cause tarnishing and make cleaning more difficult.
  • Keep it shiny!

  • Try using one of our Polishing Cloths to keep it bright and shiny!

  • Sweat and skin oils can diminish the gleam of your silver as well.

  • Make it a habit during these hot months to wipe down your jewelry after wear with a plain, non-abrasive cloth. Cleaning your jewelry regularly will help prevent tarnish and keep your collection shining.

  • Use anti-tarnish products. Products like anti-tarnish strips, squares, pouches, and boxes protect the items. Look for products that are easy to use, non-toxic, and non-abrasive for best results.
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    Remove before you take that dive:

  • If you prefer to stay poolside instead of the beach, remove your jewelry before you dive in. Why not carry a few small baggies or a small container with you to keep your jewelry safe and secure?

  • Chlorine and other pool chemicals can cause discoloration on your silver.
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    Repair for longer life:

  • Wearing jewelry to the beach is always a bit of a risk so make sure your pieces are secure before putting them on.

  • Rings can often slide off while swimming and loose clasps can easily open causing your necklaces or bracelets to disappear into the sand.

  • Try replacing any loose claps with new closures for a better piece of mind!
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    Storage for your silver:

  • When you are done wearing, try storing your silver jewelry in a cool, dry place, preferably away from sunlight. Try using a small organizer or box to keep earrings and necklaces separate, but remember to store them in a baggie to help keep out the tarnish!
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    Protecting your silver jewelry will give it a longer and more beautiful life!


    Happy Wrapping!

    Materials

    Sterling Silver Clasp Dolphin 8x14mm - Pack of 1
    K3-62
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $4.82
    • Gold Club Price: $3.62
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    Sterling Silver Spring Ring w/ Ring 10mm - Pack of 1
    K3-196
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $5.14
    • Gold Club Price: $3.86
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    Sterling Silver Spring Ring w/ Ring 20mm - Pack of 1
    K3-200
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $11.78
    • Gold Club Price: $8.84
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    Tools

    10X10 Inch Selvyt Gembright Polishing Cloth Red - Pack of 1
    G9-63
    • G9-63
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $10.57
    • Gold Club Price: $7.93
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    10X10 Inch Selvyt Polishing Cloth Tan - Pack of 1
    G9-66
    • G9-66
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $7.18
    • Gold Club Price: $5.38
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    Brilliant Polishing Cloth 12x8 Inches - Pack of 1
    G9-64
    • G9-64
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $4.57
    • Gold Club Price: $3.43
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    Brilliant Polishing Cloths - Large 15x12 inch
    G9-15
    • G9-15
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $7.95
    • Gold Club Price: $5.96
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    Brilliant Polishing Cloths - Small - 6x4 inch
    G9-14
    • G9-14
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $3.18
    • Gold Club Price: $2.38
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    6 Inch Round 5 Trays with 5 Compartments with Easy to Carry Holder
    G20-33
    • G20-33
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $8.97
    • Gold Club Price: $6.73
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    10 Compartment Clear Plastic Organizer Case
    G20-22
    • G20-22
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $4.97
    • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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    • Category: General Education
    • Technique(s): Storage, General Education