According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the term “Dog Days of Summer” refers to the period of time from July 3 to August 11. The expression Dog Days of Summer has been used since ancient times to describe the days when Sirius, the Dog Star, starts rising at dawn, resulting in long, hot and humid mornings and afternoons. So what do the Dog Days of Summer mean for jewelry lovers? They remind us to clean our jewelry more often in the summertime to remove perspiration and buildup of suntan oils, creams, lotions, and more.
The Great Outdoors
Summertime is outdoor time, which means more golf, tennis, biking, swimming…and herding the kiddos to their various activities. It’s also the time when many of us head to the shore or to our local pools to seek respite from the intense heat.
We’ve all been trained to apply sunscreen to ourselves and our children, a process that can include frequent applications all day long. This, compounded by perspiration from summer activities — plus sand, saltwater and chlorine — can wreak havoc on our wedding rings, earrings, and other jewelry we wear every day.
Choose the Right Jewelry Cleaners
To learn which jewelry cleaners are best for your fine and fashion jewelry pieces, we suggest consulting this handy chart from Connoisseurs. And since you’ll want to save time for your outdoor pursuits, we recommend two Connoisseurs cleaners to keep inside your handbag or tote.
Use a portable Connoisseurs Diamond Dazzle Stik to quick-clean your diamond wedding rings and precious stones. It’s easy enough to use daily…just twist, brush and dazzle! And try Connoisseurs Fashion Jewelry Wipes on all your costume and fashion jewelry. These pre-moistened wipes shine in a flash to remove the dirt, makeup and lotions that build up on jewelry in the Dog Days of Summer…and beyond!
Watch the official trailer for Dog Days, a new film starring Vanessa Hudgens, Eva Longoria, and Nina Dobrev, premiering in August.
Source: National Jeweler.com