Gold jewels and stones, can sea water damage them?
Taking care of your jewels means keeping them clean and shiny, to make them shine every time they are worn. But often, especially in the summer, we tend to forget to take them off when we go swimming in the sea or in the pool, and this carelessness can cost us dearly! This is why the maintenance of our bijoux is important because there are many factors that can affect their brilliance: from the salt of sea water to the chlorine in the swimming pool, but also protective creams and sunlight. However, there are some good habits to use to keep your jewelry always beautiful and shiny. Mostly they are suggestions and precautions to follow on the beach, to prevent our gold rings, bracelets and earrings from getting permanently damaged.
What ruins gold, that's why salt water is bad
If a jewel is treated correctly, it remains beautiful for longer, maintaining its brightness and luster. In summer, however, the water can be a danger, since both the chlorine contained in the pool and the salt in the sea water can corrode the jewels, risking ruining them. Even noble metals, such as gold, red platinum and silver, can be affected if in prolonged contact with these agents. For example, if you wear necklaces, earrings and rings while swimming, they can lose their colour. Even the most delicate precious stones such as amethyst, malachite, quartz and tourmaline can be completely damaged if taken to the pool or the sea because they can tarnish and become less brilliant. Even pearls, for example, are very delicate and that is why care must be taken to prevent them from losing their beauty.
What are the jewels to wear to the sea?
Bijoux of little value such as trendy objects made of plastic or acetate can be taken to the beach, since they do not get damaged. As far as gold and rose gold plated jewels are concerned, it is essential to pay attention: in fact, they can be subjected to the effects of oxidizing agents such as salt water, limestone, creams, perfumes and all chemicals, as well as sunlight. Humidity, for example, can cause some damage: the water that remains on the surface, in fact, can fog them up as well as sunscreens that create a "film" making them opaque. For this reason it is always better not to wear them on the beach, but to keep them in the jewelery box and then show them off in the evening when there are no more agents that spoil their brilliance! Even sweat can be dangerous for jewelry in the summer. For this reason it is better to limit yourself to wearing some bijoux in the evening, when the sun is not scorching. Pearls, for example, being composed of an organic material are very sensitive to sweat: the acidity of this substance, in fact, can ruin them and make the mother of pearl opaque, making it less shiny. The same thing can also happen with silver or gold-plated jewels.
Jewels by the sea: what to do on the beach with the precious ones
First of all, if it's possible it's always better not to go to the beach with your jewels: not only in this way can you avoid ruining the precious ones, but you won't have to deal with the white marks of the tan. There are many other accessories that can be worn to complete and enhance the outfit such as hats, bands and colored sarongs! In any case, if you cannot help but wear them, it is necessary to avoid long swims and dives: continuous impacts with water, in fact, can damage the welds especially on delicate jewels such as rings with some frames, for example the solitaire. Furthermore, when you get out of the water it is always a good idea to wash them with hot running water in order to remove stubborn dirt. You can also scrub them with a soft bristle brush and then dry them well. There are some precious stones (and pearls too!) which, however, must not be soaked, but cleaned with a simple dry soft cloth. It is important to remember all these steps: it is a pity to have to ruin an important jewel for a simple distraction and for this reason it is much better to prevent and save your jewellery!
Now that you know all the tricks to keep your gold-plated jewels bright and shiny, especially on the beach, all that remains is to choose the right bijoux for your summer from the Bronzallure shop, to always be beautiful and feminine on summer nights. summer. But remember... it's always better to take a dip without your jewels to preserve their brilliance!