Fine jewelry in saltwater / chlorinated water?
January 6, 2011 8:52 PM Subscribe
Fine jewelry: do you take yours off every time you enter a swimming pool / hot tub / ocean?
posted by sparrows to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (25 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've found a lot of advice online that one should do this, but what I'm not finding is a sense of exactly how damaging it is to expose fine jewelry to chlorine/saltwater -- in other words, I don't have enough information to decide whether the risk I'd be taking is more important than the pleasure and convenience (and symbolism, which I care about) of just always keeping the ring on my finger.
The ring in question is 18K solid gold with a bezel-set natural gemstone that's medium hard (7 on the Mohs scale). Worn 24/7, an engagement ring.
So what do you do with your engagement/wedding or other 24/7 ring when you go swimming?