Thursday, May 28, 2009

Remember - Keep Your Jewelry Out of The Swimming Pool

Ok, ok....I preach this message at the start of summer every year, but its so important! Please, oh please remember to keep your gold rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc. out of the swimming pool! If you don''ll be sorry!!!

Why you might ask? Ok wise guy, I'll tell you! You might not realize it but the chlorine used to purify the water in your pools acts just like acid on your gold jewelry. Over time, it can actually destroy your gold jewelry by eating away at the base metals that gold is alloyed with.

Also remember, if you are around chlorine bleach such as when you are washing clothes, the effect is still the same....eating away and weakening of your gold jewelry!

So heed my warning folks and you'll save an expensive repair bill or worse yet, the total replacement cost of your beloved gold jewelry!

'Til Next Time,
Bill Warren, Registered Gemologist Appraiser
The Gold Mine