It’s that time of the year! We’re all thinking about it, summer holidays full of sun, sand and stunning jewellery! If you’re heading to the coast and not sure what baubles and trinkets you should be thinking about wearing or packing, H.AZEEM has got some tips for wearing jewelry to the beach. It’s probably something you actually don’t give much thought to, but we looked into some of the factors around wearing jewellery at the beach that you might want to think about before you pack your suitcase!
To Wear Or Not Wear?
Absolutely! From accessorizing your fabulous new bikini and highlighting your tan to beach weddings, cocktails on the sand or just because you love it, H.AZEEM don’t believe there is any reason why you shouldn’t!
We mentioned in the intro that there are things we probably never consider when thinking about our beach jewellery – how about this one? In some places, the sea doesn’t reach lovely warm temperatures but we still venture in. Please note that cold water can make our body parts “shrink “ – including our hands. Loose fitting rings are therefore best avoided. So we recommend stacking rings! They’ll act as a support to keep the rings on your finger!
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It’s ok to be concerned about the impact of sand on jewelry. Sand is silica and it is very abrasive. The effect it has on jewellery is totally dependent on the materials the jewellery is made from. Solid precious metals – gold, silver, platinum, tungsten, titanium etc, will be unaffected. When it comes to stones and gems, the harder the stone, the less likelihood of scratching. We recommend … Garnet! It’s gorgeous red glow will catch the sunlight and match almost any bikini! Check out our selection of red garnet jewellery in the Artemesia collection.
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You don’t just have to think about the temperature and sand. Salt is of course, present not only in the sea but in the air also. Salt can have a long-term effect on some materials – particularly ferrous metals (iron and steel). It is also harmful to copper, which also applies to rose-gold due to its copper content. So stick to Gold and Silver jewellery!
LOTIONS AND POTIONS
So we’ve looked at the impact of nature on jewellery but what about other commonplace items like suntan lotion, creams and even sweat? All of those items contain chemicals so chemical reactions with jewellery materials can occur – but in a minor way. The chemicals have to be safe otherwise we wouldn’t be putting them on our bodies and they have a minimal effect on metal. Some might affect non-metal jewellery – mainly in the way of discoloration, but it’s impossible to provide examples because the potential is minimal and options so vast. However, lotions and creams can certainly do harm to strung jewellery so this is best avoided.
SO WHAT’S BEST?
The best materials for jewellery for the beach are the durable ones. Anything in the precious metal and gemstone line is fine. If you want to wear your diamond ring or sapphire pendant to the beach – go for it! Have you seen our Enchanted Blossom Sapphire Pendent?
Check out our full Enchanted Empress Collection here
After a day at the beach you should treat your jewellery to a little TLC. Use a brush all over the jewelry to remove any grains of sand that may have gotten into the tiny crevices. If you’re going on vacation, take a spare make up brush with you. Wash jewellery in cold running water to remove any build up of salt and sun cream.
H.AZEEM collections range from fashion jewellery made from natural gem stones to druzy, amethyst, topaz and garnet to mother of pearl. From necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings, H.AZEEM is both modern and timeless; classic cuts are paired with innovative gemstones and settings. Geometric lines are offset by soft jewels and gems; dramatic glamour is complimented by understated sophistication and elegance. No other online jewellery retailer is as chic and versatile.
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