The frequent hand washing and sanitising, is a way to minimise the possibility of being exposed to coronavirus, as the World Health Organisation advises.
But the question is: Do we wash our jewelry as well; At this blog post, we would like to share with you some legit questions some of our customers have about jewelry protection (rings and bracelets) while washing and sanitizing their hands with increasing frequency.
Are sanitizing gels or foams bad for my rings?
It depends on many variations (type of metal, type of plating etc). The frequent and vigorous rubbing may shorten the “life expectancy” of your jewelry.
What about the stones?
Most transparent gemstones, can tolerate both soap and water and the alcohol in sanitizers. Opaque, opal, turquoise or any organic materials may be sensitive to chemicals though.
What is the best way to protect my jewelry under the current circumstances?
For general cleaning, we’d recommend a diluted, fragrance-free mild dish soap. Having in mind though the current situation, removing them while washing your hands is definitely the best practice. Remember to store them in a safe place (for example in a closed box), away from the bathroom or any other room with humidity.
PRO TIP: Keep in mind that replating is always a safe option. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Take care and stay safe!