If you don't know what type of jewelry you have, it is best to know what you should do, if it is gold, gold-filled, or gold-plated. Then, you can decide what you want to do when you hop in the shower.
What Is Gold-Filled Jewelry?
Gold-filled jewelry is made using a special process. It is made with a metal base. A thick layer of gold is placed on top. These layers get bonded and they become very durable. Gold-filled jewelry won't chip or wear off like other types of gold jewelry can (such as gold-plated jewelry).
Can I Shower With Gold-Filled Jewelry?
You can shower with your gold-filled jewelry, because of how it is made. The layer of metal and gold are bonded and are made to last! Because of this, these rings and other pieces of jewelry can get wet throughout their lifetime, and it won't harm them.
However, it is recommended that you take it off if you are swimming in salt water or even chlorine.
What Is The Best Way To Care For My Gold-Filled Jewelry?
If you want your jewelry to last forever, you need to take care of them properly. Here are some ways to do so, when it comes to your gold-filled jewelry.
- Avoid salt water and chlorine
- You should also take them off when you work out. Salt from your sweat can make your jewelry look dull and old.
- Certain perfumes, hairspray, and lotion may tarnish your jewelry due to the harsh chemicals in them.
- You should wipe your jewelry every once in a while to restore the shine.
How Can I Be Safe?
Your best bet would be to remove all of your jewelry before you shower, bath, or even swim. Not only will it stay in good condition, you won't have to worry about losing it!