We all strive to live a healthy lifestyle.
And however we decide to stay active throughout the day, it is important to remember to take care of our jewelry the same way we take care of ourselves.
Below you will find ways to keep your carats safe and shiny while staying active in your day to day life.
How to keep jewelry safe at the gym
There’s a time and place for elegant jewelry and exercise and sports is not one of them.
Yes, most diamonds and gemstones are extremely durable, but that doesn’t mean they are indestructible.
When you are engaging in demanding physical activities, the stones on your precious jewelry could face getting chipped or even cracked.
Not to mention that your gems could also scratch and damage other objects and surfaces, which is why wearing jewelry when doing anything that involves a lot of handwork is not the best idea.
Certain metals can stand up to the most grueling of workouts
If you live a very active lifestyle, some metals to consider are titanium and platinum.
In fact, some online sites such as Blue Nile provide a variety of wedding bands that include these metals, as well as many others.
Sure, stones and metals may seem like the only concern as far as damage goes, but that is not all you have to worry about.
Most jewelry has clasps and mountings that could easily be damaged with certain exercises.
A lot of us think locking your jewels up in a gym locker is safe, but in fact this can expose you to theft.
Your best bet would be to leave your precious pieces at home in a safe and secure place or considering wearing an alternative band like these ones from Aeon.
How to keep jewelry safe during outdoor adventures
The outdoors, otherwise known as Mother Nature’s playground, is a great venue to break a sweat.
Whether you are staying busy gardening or getting a workout jumping waves at the ocean while on vacation, carat care is extremely important!
What to do with jewelry at the beach
I get it, people like to look and feel their best while at the beach and will oftentimes accessorize with jewelry. If that’s the case, make sure to remove your precious gems, especially rings before diving into the ocean.
Our fingers tend to shrink in cold water which can make for a dramatic swim if you look down and find your wedding band missing! If you happen to lose a gem in the ocean, it could be near impossible to find.
When removing your jewelry, make sure you secure them somewhere safe such as a small box or sealed container. If that’s not an option at least make sure you aren’t leaving it unattended. Instead have someone you trust watch over them while you’re in the water.
The ocean isn’t the only body of water you should be concerned with; you should never wear your jewelry in a swimming pool either.
Whether you are wading in the water or swimming laps, chlorine alone can damage your jewels by clouding up and tarnishing the quality over time.
What to do with jewelry during housework
A lot of people consider housework a workout and boy are they right!
But even when you are cleaning, you are putting your jewelry at risk of filth, especially your rings.
Strong chemicals or cleaning products have the potential to damage the appearance of your ring. These products can gunk up your diamond, stripping away its elegant beauty.
If you have a flat band, then wearing gloves may satisfy the protection of your hands and ring, but if you have a diamond or other raised gems, remove them from your fingers and store them in a secure place until your chore is complete.
Gardening with jewelry
Gardening is one of the most peaceful ways to stay active.
However, there are two obvious reasons as to why you should tend to your garden without your rings:
- Dirt and soil will easily find its way into small crevices and causing possibly causing damage
- You could easily lose your ring without even noticing
If you are someone who refuses to take off their wedding band and would rather wear gardening gloves, then be sure it gets cleaned properly by creating a solution of warm water and dish soap.
Soak your ring for about thirty minutes then gently brush the stone with a very soft toothbrush, rinse under warm running water and repeat if necessary.
Do you wear your diamonds when working out or do you have a routine for keeping them safe? Leave a comment below and let me know!
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