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Jewelry Protection Guide for Gym Goers

Jewelry is more than just an accessory; it holds sentimental value, represents milestones, and adds a touch of personality to our outfits. However, wearing jewelry during workouts can pose risks such as damage, loss, or even injury.

Protecting fine jewelry during a workout requires extra caution and attention due to the delicate nature of these pieces. However, you don't have to let your active lifestyle impact your sense of style and the care of your important pieces. Here are some specific strategies to safeguard your fine jewelry while staying active:

  1. Avoid Contact with Harsh Chemicals: Certain chemicals found in skincare products, cleaning agents, or swimming pools can damage fine jewelry. Remove your jewelry before applying lotions, sunscreen, or makeup, and avoid wearing it in chlorinated pools or hot tubs. Chemical exposure can cause discoloration, tarnishing, or damage to gemstones.

  2. Minimize Friction and Impact: Fine jewelry, especially pieces with delicate settings or intricate designs, can be easily damaged by friction or impact. Avoid wearing jewelry that dangles or has sharp edges or settings during workouts, as they can snag on clothing or equipment. Opt for streamlined pieces with smooth surfaces to minimize the risk of damage, such as a gold band or a rope chain.

  3. Clean and Inspect Regularly: After each workout, clean your fine jewelry using a soft cloth to remove sweat and debris. Periodically inspect your pieces for any signs of damage, loose stones, or worn-out settings. Address any issues promptly; J&M Jewelry can service and repair all your fine jewelry needs including resizing, stone setting, re-shanking, cleaning, polishing, jewelry appraisals and more.

  4.  Secure Fastenings: If you choose to wear fine jewelry during low-impact activities, ensure that all fastenings are secure. Use locking earring backs or safety clasps on necklaces and bracelets to prevent accidental loss. Regularly check the settings of gemstone jewelry to ensure stones are securely in place.

  5. Remove Jewelry Before Working Out: The simplest and most effective way to protect fine jewelry during a workout is to take it off before you start. Remove rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and any other jewelry items and store them in a safe place, such as a jewelry box or pouch.

By following these precautions and making conscious decisions about when and how to wear fine jewelry during workouts, you can enjoy staying active while preserving the beauty and integrity of your cherished pieces. Remember, it's better to be safe than sorry when it comes to protecting your valuable jewelry investments.

Jewelry Services and Repairs

Even after taking the necessary precautions, accidents happen - maybe a dumbbell bent your favorite ring or maybe your necklace got caught on a machine. J&M is here to service and repair your fine jewelry whether it has braved the weather, time, or the gym. Click below to get started and get your fine pieces looking new.

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