Here comes the 4th of July weekend! Whether you’re headed to the beach, the mountains — or even your in-laws’ house — you’ll want to look your very best when you arrive. Here are a few packing and jewelry cleaning tips from the pros at Connoisseurs. Put them into action now and you’ll be all set for a dazzling summer.
The Art of the Edit
As any frequent flyer will tell you, the secret to stress-free travel is packing light. For a long weekend getaway try to select a few key pieces and one go-to look you can wear on multiple occasions. Consider white jeans and shorts, striped T-shirts, a light blazer or jacket, and one dress or jumpsuit you can dress up or down. Pack these items with your best summer jewelry and accessories and you’ll be good to go. (Don’t forget your bathing suit, and a sarong that can double as a wrap at night.)
Clean Your Jewelry
To get your jewelry wardrobe in order, clean all your pieces before you pack. For professional-style cleaning right in your own home, we suggest the Sonic Dazzle Stik Jewelry Cleansing Power Brush by Connoisseurs.
“It cleans your jewelry just like a jeweler cleaned it,” says Kathy Elliot, Product Marketing and Social Media Manager of Connoisseurs. “The Sonic Dazzle Stik is the first jewelry cleaner to use the same hand-held sonic technology we’ve all grown to love for facial care.”
Use a Jewelry Organizer
Kathy also recommends packing your best baubles in a jewelry organizer. The Clutch from Connoisseurs is a soft-sided clutch-style bag which opens flat to display your necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings in separate compartments. Available in red or black leather, The Clutch will help prevent chains from tangling and jewelry from scratching – whether on the road or at home.
Wear Your Good Stuff
Many women fear wearing their “real” jewelry on vacation, but we say “go for it.” In addition to the jewelry you wear every day, like your engagement and wedding rings, don’t hesitate to pack your pearls, your favorite gold and silver pieces, whatever you love.
If you’re flying, just stow your jewelry organizer in your tote bag and carry it on board with you. At the hotel you can secure it in your room safe, or keep it in your bag when you leave the room.
Pack a Portable Jewelry Cleaner
The combination of salt water, sunscreen and chlorine can wreak havoc on your jewelry, so be sure to pack a portable jewelry cleaner for quick touchups on the go. Kathy Elliott suggests keeping Connoisseurs Jewelry Wipes and/or a Connoisseurs Diamond Dazzle Stik in your jewelry organizer. To view a video of the Jewelry Wipes in action, with before-and-after cleaning shots, please click here.
And have a fabulous 4th!