Season of pools and sea is coming, we all want to have fun in water and still have some sparkle on us. Are there some ways to avoid constant taking off and on your favourite jewelry?
If you love swimming and would love to wear jewelry that will stay even in the pool/sea water, this article is for You.
Why it’s not recommended to wear jewelry to water?
Main concerns about wearing jewelry connected with the fact that you can easily lose your rings in the pool, the stones may fall or the metal could have bad reaction with chlorine.
With these factors in mind, the best way to chose jewelry for water is to wear pieces made of material that won’t be damaged by the pool or sea water.
What jewelry can I wear to water?
1. The safest option to go with is Stainless steel. Here we’re talking about 316L and 304 stainless steel. Jewelry made off this material has a high level of resistance and will not get tarnished. It’s hypoallergenic material and safe for people who are tend to have allergies on metals.
Stainless steel jewelry will have a great performance especially in water, cooler pools, where level of chlor is lower and water is environmentally controlled.
With this in mind, you can be calm if you forgot to take off your jewelry before swimming, however don’t do it too often, as constant effect of chlorine can be harmful in the end.
2. Silicon jewelry is another safe jewelry to wear when you’re going to pool. Not only that it won’t loose it won’t tarnish or corrode, thanks to material silicone rings are tight on your fingers and you won’t loose it while having fun in water.
3. Solid gold. These pieces will never wear off and will not change colours. However keep an eye on it while having fun on vacation… you don’t want to lose solid gold :)
What jewelry is not recommended for water?
Sterling silver, even though silver is a great metal for jewelry, you have to be careful with it. We don't recommend wearing to water, it won't permanently damage your silver, but it can become less shiny during time. Definitely do not wear silver to swimming pool with chorine water.
Copper. It is a highly reactive and can easily turn your fingers green, especially after contact with water.
Pearl jewelry. Even though pearls came from the ocean, they are very delicate by nature. Do not submerge your pearls in water - no showers, no dishes, no swimming. As well as stay away from chemicals such as chlorine, hairspray, perfume etc.
But can I take my jewelry to the beach?
Of course you can! If you are planning on adding some sparkle to your beach day, consider following advices:
1.Be aware of possible damage.
Salt. No secret that sea/ocean is salty, so some metals can get damaged by it.
Sand. Sand can scratch or otherwise wear down your jewelry if it gets caught between your skin and the piece in question.
Water. It’s not much risk in terms of damage, but because of how easy is to lose jewelry in water. The chances to find a tiny ring , when it slipped off to the sea, are quite small.
Sunscreen. Probably not the best combination for your jewelry, but essential for your skin. Unfortunately, you will accidentally put it on your jewelry, and some metals can get easily tarnished.
2. Consider the possibility of loosing jewelry
Before deciding to put on jewelry to the beach day ask yourself : “how upset would I be if I lost it?”, if you answer “a lot” so probably it’s better to let your jewelry home and wear it for evening party.
3. Sometimes less is more.
We know that sometimes you want to show off all your favourite pieces, but maybe beach is not the right place for it. Try to stay with smaller pieces. They will add necessary sparkle and won’t let tan lines. Also smaller pieces won’t attract unwanted attention, especially if your jewelry is expensive :)