If you’re someone who lives in your jewelry, taking it from workouts to the shower and beyond, it’s time to add sweatproof jewelry to your collection. You might notice that some of the jewelry pieces in your current rotation get tarnished and spotty (or leave your fingers green) after wearing them consistently. And while it’s a good idea to regularly clean your gems and jewels, there’s a high probability that a lot of it was not made to withstand sweat and water.
What kind of jewelry is sweatproof?
When it comes to figuring out what kind of jewelry is sweat- and water-resistant (whether it’s rings, necklaces, earrings, or even a medical bracelet), check that it’s solid gold, gold filled, or sterling silver. These metals are also hypoallergenic, which means it won’t make your skin break out, itch, or turn green. If your jewelry is gold-plated (most less expensive gold pieces are), nickel, copper, or brass, it will likely tarnish and corrode when exposed to sweat or water.
Now, what’s the difference between gold fill and gold plating? Gold fill is a tarnish-resistant, thick layer of gold that’s bonded to a base metal through high heat, whereas gold plating is a thinner layer that can chip or rub off when worn for an extended period of time or movement.
Thankfully, caring for sweatproof jewelry is similar to caring for any other kind. Clean it occasionally with a gentle cleaning solution or a cloth, and if you’re showering with it on, opt for gentler shower products and dry your jewelry after to keep it in tip-top shape.
Below, we curated 31 high-quality, delicate, and timeless sweatproof jewelry pieces, categorized by type, that you’ll never want to take off. The best news? You don’t have to.
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