It's summer, which for a lot of us means sand and surf. It also means a lot of hand sanitizer for all of us.
Now is a good time, then, to review some best practices to keep your jewelry bright and clean and safe while we keep ourselves safe.
Check out this link to the Gem Society.
for specific stones, but diamonds, rubies, sapphires, topaz, emerald, garnets, etc. will be just fine. Anything at 7 or less hardness on that list could possibly be scratched by sand. The lower the number, the softer the gem. And as always, be careful not to lose your pieces. The beach, and ocean especially, has claimed many a shiny jewel.