CAN YOU SHOWER WITH DIAMONDS?
Diamonds are a girl's best friend, but what about when it comes to showering? Is it safe to take your diamonds into the shower with you, or should you keep them away from water, steam, and soap suds at all costs? Read on to find out.
THE RUNDOWN: WHY YOU SHOULDN'T SHOWER IN DIAMOND JEWELRY:
- Soaps and shampoos strip your hair of grime and other contaminants. Although this is beneficial for your body & hair, over time, it actually wears down the metal in your ring leading to discoloring, dullness, and light scratches.
- Moreover, soaps and conditioners frequently contain moisturizing components, which are excellent for rehydrating your skin or hair but result in an oily buildup around your diamonds. Once enough oil builds up, this results in the dulling of your diamond's brilliance.
- Soaps, shampoos, and conditioners are not the only substances that can harm your diamond jewelry. For example, hair and skin products you apply to your face and body after taking a shower can lead to a cloudy formation on your diamond ring. Lotion can easily form a layer of cloudiness on the diamond’s surface.
- Moisture can damage your diamond jewelry's metal if you do not dry it off immediately after showering. This is because moisture can cause discoloration of the metal, which in turn can lead to rusting and tarnishing.