YOU ARE CONSIDERING WEARING JEWELERY ON THE BEACH BEFORE SOAKING THE SUN AND DIVING, BE SURE TO READ THIS GUIDEE
Fashion and style are constantly changing and even though it was not fashionable to wear jewelry at the beach a few years ago, now it's quite stylish and even recommended.
Dozens of fashion bloggers and celebrities, like Kim Kardashian and Bella Hadid, have been spotted wearing jewelry on the beach, giving us the green light to start doing the same.
But wearing jewelry at the beach is not the same as wearing it elsewhere. You have to be very careful with some jewelry on the beach, in the sand, and in salt water. Read on to see which pieces are suitable for the beach and which are not.
SAND CAN BE ABRASIVE TO CERTAIN METALS
Remember that sand is composed of silica and that its rough texture can be quite abrasive and damage some metals. For example, if you are wearing something in diamonds that is hard enough, the sand on the beach won't matter.
With something like citrine or amethyst, which is softer, the sand can be very harmful.
The same idea applies to solid gold and silver, which are metals hard enough not to be too affected by the abrasive nature of sand.
But a gold plated, rhodium or vermeil jewel is quite soft and will be damaged by the sand.
Avoid wearing all softer, plated jewelry and stick with harder and stronger metal jewelry that you may have.
SALT WATER CAN BE HARMFUL TO YOUR JEWELERY
Rose gold jewelry contains copper, so avoid wearing it to the beach as the copper will react with salt water and start to oxidize. It will have a long term effect on your rose gold jewelry.
Salt air will also rust any iron or steel jewelry. And with pieces of wood, coral or turquoise, they will absorb the salty sea air and eventually rot.
They can look great when you wear them on the beach, but you are reducing their lifespan by exposing them to salt water and salty air.
REMEMBER YOUR FINGERS SHRINK IN COLD WATER
Above all, avoid wearingrings dear ones on the beach, especially your diamond engagement ring.
Remember that your fingers will shrink in the cold salt water of the ocean, due to the process of diuresis (salt water draws water from the skin).
You could lose your rings without even noticing. You will never be able to get them back.
Avoid all rings on the beach, but bracelets or necklaces are fine because they won't slip off as easily.
BE CAREFUL OF TANNING LINES - NO LARGE JEWELERY ON THE BEACH
Too many women forget about tan lines and the like and wear big jewelry at the beach. If you wear a thick necklace or bracelet, it will leave some weird thick tan lines on your skin.
In general, focus on delicate jewelry for the beach. Charming fine jewelry is all the rage right now, so it won't be hard to find something that suits your style and needs.
Also, try adding cute little charms, like seashells or conch shells to your jewelry mix. This will give it a bohemian beach style.
Experiment with different styles to see which one works for you, but save your chunky jewelry for a night out.
CLEAN YOUR JEWELERY PROPERLY AFTER YOUR RETURN FROM THE BEACH
The most important thing to remember is that you need to clean your jewelry properly after you get back from the beach. Use a clean, damp cotton cloth.
Do this after each day at the beach. It's easy to avoid this step, especially if you've been outside for a long day and want to get to bed. But with this step, you will make sure to keep your jewelry for a long time.
Wear jewelry at the beach Keep it simple and choose fine and delicate pieces.
For rings, avoid engagement rings and anything else you'd be afraid to lose.
For the earrings, opt for plain hoops.
Ankle chains are also on trend, which means that you can wear something simple on your ankles for your beach look.
If you really want to wear gold bracelets you can, but remember to avoid contact with the sand - don't build sandcastles with these gold bracelets clinking on your wrists.
This way, you can stay stylish and wear jewelry that won't be too affected by the salt water or the salty air, or your sweat.
Last tip: If you're staying by the ocean for a week or two, store your jewelry in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place. Do not store them in plastic bags, it makes the situation worse because the jewelry cannot breathe.
WEARING JEWELERY ON THE BEACH IS NO LONGER A FAKE STEP
If you've been waiting for the day when wearing jewelry on the beach wouldn't be a faux pas, then your day has come.
All those delicate gold pieces can pop out of their hiding place and shine again in the sun. Alleluia!