Jewelry Tips for a Day at the Beach9 Jewelry Tips for a Day at the Beach

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer, so many of you planning fun-filled days at the beach. Just because you’ll be out-and-about doesn’t mean you have to leave your precious jewelry at home. In fact, a few choice selections can really accentuate the right bathing suit. But before you dive into the ocean, keep these beach jewelry tips in mind.

  1. Have a jewelry give your pieces a once-over – Before you take something to the beach, make sure all the individual parts are secured, including prongs, stones and clasps.
  2. Remove your jewelry before swimming – Finding lost pieces underwater is near impossible. If you lose something in the lake or ocean, you’ll probably never find it. You don’t have to look cute in the water.
  3. Remove your jewelry before playing any beach games – You don’t want to lose something in the sand while you toss around a beach ball or play football or volleyball. The tiny pieces can mess with your game. Plus, sweat can make sterling silver jewelry tarnish faster.
  4. Keep your jewelry out of the sun – Certain metals can be bleached by the sun and certain gemstones can be faded. Try not to wear them in the direct rays for extended periods of time.
  5. Don your jewelry after sun block – Sun tan lotions and sprays can crud up the creases in your jewelry pieces, making them hard to remove and sometimes corroding the material. Simply remove your jewelry before applying your lotion.
  6. Keep rings out of cold water – If you do decide to wear some jewelry in the water, at least take off your rings. In cold water, your finger size can shrink temporarily, making rings easy to slide off. In a big wave or playful splashing, you won’t notice they’re gone until it’s too late.
  7. Insure your jewelry – If you love your jewelry like I love mine, take out an insurance policy on the lot. Keep your receipts as you purchase new pieces so you can prove their value. It will only cost a few dollars a year and can be lumped into your renters’ or home owners’ insurance.
  8. Clean your jewelry after your beach day – When you get home, give everything you wore a good cleaning. Sweat and body oils can dull the shine of your pieces. You don’t need warm water, mild soap and a toothbrush.
  9. Lock your jewelry somewhere safe – When you take off your pieces to play beach games or hit the water, you’ll want to lock them somewhere safe in case of theft. If you can get to your car, store them inside. Otherwise you’ll have to ask a friend to keep an eye on them.

handmade jewelryWritten by Elaine Helmig, Co-Founder of Jinja Jewelry

Elaine has traveled far from her beginnings in the aviation industry with a background in engineering.  Her eye for beauty and natural symmetry led her to partner with artist Australian Joy Daniels. The two of them have joined forces to build a Jinja Team with a creative flair for beautiful fashion jewelry. The results have been truly extraordinary as the handmade jewelry has found a following with an international clientele as diverse as the jewelry itself.  Jinja Jewelry is slowly becoming a fashion statement and is treasured for its simply beautiful coral and elegant silver designs.

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