The best days of summer are hitting Tacoma, and with temperatures rising and folks taking their fitness routines outside due to lockdown, you might find yourself getting a little, well… dewy. We’ve rounded up some tips on how to care for your jewels while still enjoying them on your morning run. Because getting out and moving your body doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style!
Choose simpler styles that are easy to clean and don’t tangle while you move. We recommend Zoe Chicco’s classic layering necklaces in 14k gold which don’t tarnish when exposed to moisture and sit higher on your neck in 14 to 16 inch lengths. For those who prefer silver tones, we recommend Sarah Swell’s delicate but sparkly sterling silver chains featuring a shimmering rustic diamond or small gold coin pendant. Gemstone lovers may prefer Margaret Solow’s faceted gemstone necklaces strung on durable silk nylon thread. The delicate stones still make a colorful statement without weighing you down.
Rinse off after your workout. The simplest cleaning methods are often the best. Making sure you rinse off any sweat and dust using just water is the best way to preserve your jewels. If you require more in-depth cleaning or have very hard water, remove your jewels and gently wash them with a mild dish soap (like Dawn) and pat dry with a lint-free towel such as a linen tea towel. You can use a dental water pick to get any stubborn dust out gently.
Be aware of what stones are sensitive to heat changes or UV rays. Soft or porous stones such as opals, pearls, or turquoise can crack when exposed to rapid temperature changes or prolonged sun exposure. Additionally, porous stones can absorb your sunscreen and discolor over time. It’s best to leave these pieces at home if you are headed to Ruston Way for a summer run.
Your jewelry is meant to be worn and adored, let us help you find the perfect pieces to enjoy every day no matter the occasion. Remember, well-crafted pieces can last a lifetime as long as you take gentle care of them.