In general, fresh water (such as from rain, a river or a lake) will not harm your piece, as none of the metals we use rust and water won’t cause them to tarnish. (Do make sure to dry any piece off after it gets wet.)
However, do watch out for harsh soaps and shampoos when showering.
Be cautious to avoid water treated with chemicals; we recommend taking your pieces off before jumping in a pool or hot tub.
If you do choose to shower wearing your jewelry:
- Make sure your soap, shampoo and other products are mild, with a lower pH. Highly fragranced and antibacterial products should be avoided.
- Rinse your piece thoroughly after it has been exposed to product.
- Take off pieces to apply lotion or creams, and put them back on once the lotion is dry.
Note: Pieces with opal or turquoise should never get wet. To learn more about caring for these gemstones, check out this article.