We have range of products which we sell online in our jewellery store and at markets. This includes rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces. We are often asked by customers if they should take their jewellery off while going swimming. It is a common question.
Can I wear my jewellery to the beach?
Yes! You've likely been advised in the past to remove your jewellery before enjoying a day at the beach. We totally disagree! We say jewellery is meant to be worn! Follow our simple steps to make sure your jewellery is safe in the surf and lasts for seasons to come.
Whether you’re headed to the beach for an afternoon dip or a longer family holiday, it's always a good idea to wear jewellery when you go in the ocean.
Our jewels are designed with beach style in mind - so go ahead and style up your look for your next beach adventure.
How to keep jewellery safe
While there is a risk of losing your jewellery at the beach, we recommend being aware of the following tips to help avoid losing or damaging your precious jewels.
Rings and toe rings
When immersing your hands and feet in water, the cooler temperature can often reduce the size of your fingers and toes, increasing the likelihood your special ring can slip off while swimming.
Be sure to check the fit and if in doubt, why not wear your rings on your necklace while you swim to keep them secure.
Sweat, salt water and sunscreen
Depending on the materials your jewellery is made from, we do recommend avoiding spilling sun cream on your jewellery.
Always assess the ocean and if the surf is rough, or you intend on participating in any water sports, leave your jewellery safely stored in a pouch until you're ready for some more relaxed activities. This will avoid risking losing your jewellery in the ocean.
Bronzing without baking is always the safest way to rock a tan, however avoid getting self-tanning lotions on your jewellery, particularly if the jewellery is made from light colours, or porous materials such as leather and cord.
Tanning agents can stain and be difficult to remove from fabric and in between tiny chain links.
Sunscreen and moisturisers
Being sun safe is part of our beach routine, but sunscreen and other moisturisers can also stain cord and leather. It is best to ensure your sun cream or moisturiser is well absorbed into the skin before putting your jewellery on.
If you need to reapply your sun protection, briefly remove your jewellery while the sunscreen dries, then pop it back on and be ready for more salt water action.
If you do spill anything on your jewellery, rinse and wipe clean with a cloth as soon as possible.
Beach jewellery care
After a day of salt, sun and fun, we recommend removing your jewellery and rinsing in fresh water. Allow to dry in the shade, and don't ever leave your jewellery to sit in water of any kind for extended periods.
Once the jewellery is dry, carefully sweep away and grains of sand with a soft paintbrush.
For sterling silver and gold plated jewellery, washing in a gentle solution can also extend the life and shine of your precious metal jewels.
There you have it - we say enjoy wearing your jewellery at the beach and be sure to shine with surf-inspired style at your next beach adventure.
To get the most out of your jewellery simply follow our care tips above.
If you have any questions about jewellery care, please contact us.