Some words of advice as you prepare your Bloomin’ Vacation Giveaway photos (#BloomVacation):

Summer is the time get away to the beach, or the pool if you live in CO.  But does that mean you have to sacrifice wearing your jewelry to do so?  The Bloom Girls emphatically say “NO”!  For us, it’s one more way to use it.  Accessorize your swimsuit as you would any other outfit.  At the very least, not a reason to take off what you wear every day.

However, that being said, there are some things to consider before you wear your brand new, favorite, hand strung, long, double layered necklace out into the waves.  As in your company, your surroundings, and the durability of your jewelry.  If your plans are to relax poolside with a cocktail in hand (yes, please!), the risk is minimal for broken baubles.  If you plan on racing the kiddos down the beach, be selective in what you opt for, choosing studs or hoops and short necklaces.  Happy baby hands in the throes of excitement are dangerous to anything dangling.  Keep in mind where you’re playing: sand, salt water and/or chlorine all take their toll on jewelry.  Pieces that are plated will wear the worst, being easily scratched.  And last, but not least, be wary of the deep: cold water shrinks our fingers and makes for a watery death for our darling rings.  A travesty, to be sure.

So, tell us, what are your favorite pieces to wear around the water?

(Contest Rules, again:

You can submit your photos to Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win a $100 Bloom Gift Certificate as well as a chance to be featured on our blog and social media accounts.  We will pick one photo from Facebook and one from Instagram that really has us doing some serious vaca day dreaming.

To submit your photos on Instagram, post the photo on your personal account using the hashtag #BloomVacation and tagging us, @jewelrybybloom, in the photo. If you do not use the hashtag #BloomVacation, we will not be able to see your photos for the duration of the contest.

To submit your photos on Facebook, post your photo to our Facebook Page, Bloom Jewelry, and use the hashtag #BloomVacation in your post.

By submitting photos to this contest you are agreeing to release Instagram and Facebook from any liability. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram. The photos must visibly include Bloom Jewelry to be included in the contest.)

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