The latest stage of opening up the country again as Britain eases its way out of the worst of the pandemic has now come into force. No doubt millions will be delighted by the opportunities this affords.
Whether it is the chance to meet and hug friends and family again, the ability to meet people in their homes (or invite them to yours), the reopening of pubs and restaurants inside or the larger numbers that can attend weddings, there are many more opportunities to dress in your finest clothes and jewellery and enjoy letting your hair down again.
However, that will also bring good reasons to check what state your jewellery is in. Hopefully it will be looking in perfect condition, with no damage, scratches, blemishes, tarnishing, elements missing or any other sign of wear and tear. But the reality is that it may not be in good condition.
Rather than simply making do with something short of top quality, now is the perfect time to seek out jewellery repairs in Bucks and ensure your adornments are at their gleaming best on your first night out.
Common problem include tarnishing, which is a very frequent issue for silver and low-carat gold. For example, oxygen and sulphur-bearing pollutants can cause silver tarnishing. Sometimes this can even happen because an item is stored in an environment where moisture gets into paper or cardboard in close proximity with it.
Equally, damage can be caused by various accidents and mishaps with sharp objects, heavy weights or even damage caused by losing an item while gardening, before finding it again only after nature has done its worst.
The key is to know that there is much that can be done to get tarnished, damaged and old-looking jewellery looking shiny and new again. Don’t settle for anything less as you get your social life back on track this summer.