What is waterproof jewelry?

What is waterproof jewelry?

Understanding the terminology "waterproof" in jewelry

The terminology "waterproof" in the gold-filled or even gold-plated market is just to make you understand that the jewelry has enough gold to protect against any possible damage such as tarnish, greenish color contamination, and spots. Whenever jewelry is considered "waterproof" or "water-resistant," it means it's a quality product that, even underwater, keeps its original appearance.

What does it mean if your jewelry changes color?

When anything like that happens, it means two things:

  1. Your jewelry is not gold-filled or even truly gold plated.
  2. Your jewelry has not had enough gold to protect the base metal from contaminating the jewelry surface.

How to properly care for your jewelry

To ensure the longevity and beauty of your jewelry, it is essential to follow these care tips:.

  1. Avoid using harsh chemicals on your jewelry such as alcohol, hairsprays, or perfumes
  2. Remove your jewelry before swimming, showering, or exercise. If your jewelry does come in contact with water or sweat, wash it off with neutral soap and use a hair dryer to dry it off.
  3. Store your jewelry in a dry and clean place, away from direct sunlight.
  4. Regularly clean your jewelry using a soft cloth and mild soap.
  5. Avoid using abrasive materials on your jewelry.

Investing in high-quality jewelry

To avoid the disappointment of tarnished or discolored jewelry, it is crucial to invest in high-quality pieces. Look for jewelry that is gold-filled or made from genuine materials. These pieces are more resistant to tarnishing and will maintain their beauty for a longer time.

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