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Avoid Damaging Your Gemstone Jewelry Avoid Damaging Your Gemstone Jewelry

Avoid Damaging Your Gemstone Jewelry


Avoid Damaging Your Gemstone Jewelry

There are two  main reasons for Gemstones to change color:

1- Sunlight    2- Chemicals in a swimming pool / Hot Tubs & Salt water exposure.

Avoid this by always removing your Jewelry when Sunbathing and

entering a Swimming pool or Hot Tub. Sunlight and Chlorine will cause a change in color of Gemstones.

Gemstones will maintain their color for a lifetime if you follow these warnings.

When to Remove Your Jewelry

  1. Before swimming and strenuous activities. Salt water and chlorine can damage your jewelry. Add sweat to the list when it comes to sterling silver.
  2. Before applying sunscreen and bug spray. Lotion can get into the crevices of chains and prongs. Also, lotions and sprays create a film on your jewelry, making it dull and dingy.
  3. In direct sunlight. The sun can bleach certain materials, especially natural elements and some plastics.
  4. In cold water. Cool temperatures cause your fingers to shrink, creating room for your ring to slip off. And when in water, you may not even notice until it's too late. R.I.P. ocean-bottom-dwelling jewelry.
  5. Before going into a hot tub or swimming pool. Chlorine can damage and discolor metals (like gold and platinum) and can slowly erode the finish and polish of gemstones.
  6. Before playing in the sand (or gardening.) Dirt and small rocks are abrasive. If not cleaned right away, your jewelry can be permanently damaged. Beware the dangers of gardening gloves, too. (sweat & damage when removing gloves.