When Should You Wear Your Jewelry?
Did you know that there are times when you should not be wearing your jewelry? I know that is hard to believe, but it is true. Your jewelry can last you a life time if you follow these guidelines and if you take care of it properly. Your jewelry should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off. How many of you follow this rule? If not, you will probably want to rethink that after reading the rest of this blog.
You do not want to wear your jewelry when you are putting on your lotion, doing your makeup or styling your hair. Lotions, perfumes and hair sprays could end up on your jewelry and harm them. You also do not want to have your jewelry on when you are getting dressed. If you are trying to put on a tight-fitting top or turtleneck it could knock off an earring or get caught on the chain of your necklace. Remember to put your jewelry on last as it is the finishing touch.
Have you ever put your jewelry on or taken it off over the sink? If so, it could have a disastrous ending. If you drop it, it could fall down the drain. Now it is gone, or you or someone else will be taking the pipes apart to try to find it. Also, you should not be storing your jewelry in the bathroom. You can keep your jewelry in your bedroom or closet, that way it is right there for you to put on after you are completely dressed.
You also don't want to wear your jewelry to bed. When getting ready for bed your jewelry should be the first thing you take off. If you sleep in your jewelry, your pieces can get kinks and stretched depending on how active you are when you sleep. Put your jewelry away where it belongs and let it rest while you rest.
If you enjoy doing sports, running, yoga, exercise, etc. then you should not be wearing your jewelry for those activities. A lot of the time when we do these types of activities we tend to "glisten". This is not good for your jewelry. Also, depending on the activity and the amount of physical contact, your jewelry could get broken. Leave all your jewelry at home when you are exercising or playing a sport.
Heading to the beach or pool? Leave your jewelry at home. You never know what the chlorine or other chemicals in the pool will do to your jewelry. When you are at the beach, the sand could be harsh on your jewelry. To protect your jewelry and tanlines, leave it at home when you are going swimming at a pool or to the beach.
I know we all want to look nice when we are shopping, but I would advise that you leave your jewelry at home when you are shopping for clothes. Jewelry can get tangled or knocked off when trying on clothes. If you still want to wear it, take extra care when trying on clothes. Remember to check each time you get dressed that you still have all your jewelry on before you leave the dressing room.
The perfect time to wear your jewelry is when you are going out socially, for work, to church, running errands or even grocery shopping. Your jewelry will give your outfit the final touch for any of these occasions. I never feel like I am fully dressed unless I have on my jewelry.