The Do’s and Dont’s of Showering with Jewelry

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By Jenna Fish August 30, 2017

Can you wear diamond studs or a diamond ring in the shower?

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You should remove your diamond studs or other diamond jewelry prior to showering. When diamonds are exposed to natural oils, certain soaps, and lotions, it can leave a film over the diamond resulting in less brilliance and sparkle. To ensure your diamonds remain as sparkly as the day you got them, it is best practice to remove them and store them in a safe place before showering.


Can you wear sterling silver jewelry in the shower?

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Though showering with sterling silver jewelry on should not harm the metal, there is a good chance that it could induce tarnishing. Waters that contain chlorine, salts, or harsh chemicals will affect the look of your sterling silver. We encourage our customers to remove your sterling silver before showering.



Can you wear gold in the shower?

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Wearing solid gold jewelry, white gold or yellow gold, in the shower will not harm the metal itself, however it can reduce the shine therefore it is not recommended. Showering with gold plated jewelry can eventually cause the gold layer to wear off completely, therefore you should definitely refrain from doing so.


Can you wear platinum in the shower?

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A similar scenario to gold, you should refrain from wearing your platinum jewelry in the shower as it will reduce its shine and luster. Water itself will not harm the platinum, but it well affect the overall look of it down the road.


Can I wear my watch in the shower?

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Though a lot of watches and Swiss timepieces are known to be water resistant wearing your watch in the shower is not generally recommended if you don’t have a screw down crown or if the watch hasn’t been pressure tested after a recent service. For the watches that do have a screw down crown be sure it is finger tight against the case before getting it wet and don’t press any of the buttons if it is a chronograph while you are in the shower or bath. Water won’t usually hurt the outer case of the watch (unless it is plated or made from less than surgical grade stainless steel) but over time, soaps, shampoos, and oils and dirt residue can affect the little intricacies in the watch bracelet potentially wearing it out sooner.

We advise against wearing your watches in the shower.


Can I wear my pearls in the shower?

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Pearls are incredibly delicate products of nature. This being so, a pearl’s lustrous surface can easily be affected by any chemicals, oils, soaps, shampoos, cosmetics, and alkaline environments. As a strict guideline, you should never shower with your pearls on and always wipe them gently after wearing with a soft cloth.


All in all, you should remove your jewelry and timepieces before showering to prolong the life and luster of your investment. If you accidentally expose your jewelry to soaps and oils in the shower, quickly rinse it off with plain water and dry thoroughly yet gently with a soft cloth. We recommend designating a place that is conveniently near or in your bathroom away from any drains for safe keeping while bathing. To prevent the risk of breakage, carefully remove your jewelry over a soft surface. Pay special care to this process while traveling, as valuable pieces can often be forgotten when you are busy and out of your normal routine.


Follow these easy guidelines to ensure your jewelry and timepieces look as lustrous as the day they you got them!


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