When it comes to jewelry, the most important tip is to PROTECT it.
Here are some tips to help safeguard and care for your prized pieces:
- Organize your jewelry properly. Make sure your pieces are separated, untangled and not touching each other when packing. Pearls can scratch, strands can tangle. A jewelry roll or soft cloth pouches can protect the jewelry from scratches within your luggage.
- Keep it secure. Store unworn pieces in the safe in your hotel room, and never leave them unattended at the pool, beach or in your rental car. Also make sure your valuable pieces are insured before leaving home. Proper appraisal is important.
- Remove gems when applying sunscreen. Your stones will lose their luster with a coating of the white stuff on them. Also, clean the stones more often in the summer.