Naturally, it’s important to take care of your jewelry all year. But winter in particular can wreak a special havoc on your collection. Follow these simple tips to make sure your favorite pieces stay as fresh and full of light as they day you first bought them.
Keep It Clean
Dirt and grime can easily build up over time, meaning a piece won’t sparkle like it used to. We recommend cleaning your most important jewelry every month, and more often for the items you wear daily. Using a clean toothbrush and baking soda, make a paste with water and gently scrub until any dirt is removed.
In colder temperatures, fingers constrict and rings will have a looser fit. If you’re buying a new ring, remember that it may be tighter when the warm weather rolls around. For pieces that feel a little too large for now, look into ring guards. Alternatively, double up with a tighter band on the same finger to prevent a looser piece from slipping off and becoming damaged or lost.
Layer, With Caution
With all those extra winter layers, you run the risk of snagging your favorite sweater on gemstones or textured metals. Keep it in mind whenever you’re getting dressed or undressed. And if you’re spending time hiking, skiing or doing anything else athletic outdoors, we recommend leaving your valuable accessories at home.
Do you have any other tips for taking care of your jewelry during the winter? Are there particular pieces you love to wear this time of year? Tell us in the comments!