Heading On Holiday? Here’s How To Protect Your Jewellery This Summer!

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your summer holidays! Specifically, how to pack and protect your jewellery. Whether you’re heading to Bali or Barcelona, the last thing you want is to damage or lose your favourite jewellery, so we’re here to help you keep everything safe and shining in its best condition in the sun. 

Buy Sterling Silver and Solid Gold 

Our first tip is to buy sterling silver and solid gold jewellery. This is because these are the most resistant to the sun and water, so they will stay in perfect condition even if you wear them everyday on holiday. Any other materials are quite prone to tarnishing, so they could change colour and you might also notice that you end up with green residue on your fingers! So, investing in sterling silver and solid gold will help it to last a lifetime. Sterling silver is the more affordable out of the two and looks stunning, so is a great option for your own holidays or for gifts for friends and family. 

Pack In Small, Sealable Bags 

Another great tip to stop all of your jewellery getting tangled up together is to pack it in small, sealable bags. This will stop any chains, bracelets, necklaces and earrings from getting tangled, as the last thing you want is to arrive on holiday to find that everything is jumbled and you need to spend time sorting everything out! Plus, things will be easier to find, especially things like smaller flat back earrings or dainty bracelets. Then, when you’re travelling home, simply pop everything back into the little bags and unpacking everything will be much easier too. 

Leave It In Your Hotel When Swimming Or At The Beach

Whilst solid gold and sterling silver jewellery is resistant to water or other liquids, we’d always recommend leaving jewellery in your hotel when swimming or at the beach. All it takes is a slightly loose clasp or setting for you to lose a piece of jewellery and be heartbroken, so it’s safer to leave everything in your hotel room. This is especially the case with more delicate jewellery, such as if you’ve been jewellery making or the materials are slightly soft. You can request a room with a safe so it would be worth doing this before your trip just for peace of mind, and if your hotel doesn’t have it, then maybe leave your valuable jewellery at home just in case. 


Minimise Contact With Humidity or Liquids

Last but not least, you should minimise contact with humidity or liquids. Whilst the materials we’ve discussed above are resistant to these things, it’s simply best to avoid them if you can to prevent any risk of damage and keep them in the best possible condition. For example, if you’re applying suncream, it can get caught up in settings of rings which really takes away the sparkle and if left uncleaned for a long time, could start to impact the setting. So, just be cautious of your jewellery around humidity and liquids when on holiday to protect it as best as possible. 

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