CAN YOU SHOWER WITH GOLD VERMEIL JEWELRY ON?
You may be wondering if you can shower with gold vermeil jewelry on. The answer may surprise you. Read on to find out if it is safe to take your precious pieces into the shower and beyond.
STEER CLEAR: WHY YOU SHOULDN'T SHOWER WITH GOLD VERMEIL JEWELRY:
- As a result of the residue soap leaves behind, your jewelry may become lifeless and drab. Despite the fact that diamonds are strong, wearing a ring or stud earrings with diamonds while having a shower is not a smart idea. Gemstones frequently develop a coating from soap, oils, and lotions that reduces their brilliance.
- You won't jeopardize the integrity of the diamond. However, you'll need to have your gemstone jewelry cleaned by a professional, which takes time and raises the possibility that a stone can come loose in the future, possibly resulting in loss or damage.
- We advise using warm water and a little mild dish soap to clean gold vermeil jewelry. However, prolonged exposure to water, especially hot water, might make your jewelry lose its brilliance.
- When gold reaches extraordinarily high temperatures, it softens. As a result, using hot water may cause your gold vermeil jewelry to soften. As you may already be aware, soft gold is not recommended for jewelry wear since it is more likely to twist and scratch. Your jewelry's shape could soon become unattractively warped since soft gold cannot hold its shape as well as strong metal.
- Because it causes tarnishing, increased bathroom humidity from shower steam is harmful to gold-vermeil jewelry.
- Because moisture from a shower softens the gold metal, the settings on your gold-vermeil jewelry may also come loose. Remember that holding gems in place is difficult with soft metal. Loose settings may cause damage or a broken stone. If your stone falls down the drain, it will be gone forever, but if you're lucky, it will land on a hard surface and splinter.
- Your gold vermeil jewelry may tarnish if you don't completely dry it out after wearing it in the shower. On the surface of gold vermeil metal, tarnish, a form of corrosion, appears when you expose it to oxygen and moisture. As a result, gold vermeil jewelry may turn brown, black, or yellow.
- You can also harm the finish on your gold vermeil jewelry by exposure to moisture, which will dull its bright shine.