How to Protect Your Jewelry During Winter

While it’s important to take care of your jewelry all year, winter in particular is a season that can wreak damage on your collection. Follow these simple tips to ensure that each of your favorite pieces will continue to be enjoyed for years to come.

Keep It Clean

Bad winter weather may mean your jewelry is especially prone to damage this season. Dirt and grime can build up over time, meaning a piece simply won’t sparkle like it used to.

We recommend cleaning your pieces every month, and even more often if they are items you wear on a daily basis. Using a clean toothbrush and baking soda, make a paste with water to scrub gently until any dirt is removed.

Sizing Up Options

In colder temperatures, fingers constrict and rings will have a looser fit. If you are buying a new ring, keep in mind that it may be tighter when the warm weather rolls around.

For pieces that are feeling a little too large for now, look into ring guards. Alternatively, wear a tighter band on the same finger to prevent pieces slipping off and becoming damaged or lost.

Layer With Caution

Naturally you’ll want to be layering up with comfortable clothes in the cold. With all that extra material, though, you run the risk of snagging your favorite sweater on gemstones and textured metals.

Take care at the beginning and end of the day to not damage either clothing or jewelry. If you’re spending time hiking or skiing in the outdoors, it might be best to leave most accessories safely at home.

Do you have any tips for taking care of jewelry in winter? Are there particular pieces that you love to wear at this time of year? Let us know in the comments!