Showering with your jewellery?

At SSFW, most of our jewellery are made using semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearls and 18k gold plated over brass.

 As much as we finish our pieces with an anti-tarnish coat to keep them shining longer, these delicate and natural materials require our care when wearing or storing them.

One of the most common questions we get is whether you can shower with your jewellery on. Read on for some care tips for various jewellery metals!

Diamond studs or rings

You should remove your diamond pieces prior to showering. When exposed to oils, lotions and soaps, it can leave a thin film over the diamond which diminishes its brilliance and sparkle.

Gold jewellery

Wearing solid gold or white gold jewellery in the shower may not damage the precious metal itself, but it will negatively affect their lustre over time therefore it is not recommended.

Gold plated jewellery

Gold plated jewellery are delicate and the abrasive chemicals in shower products can eventually cause the gold layer of your jewellery to wear off completely.

Gemstone jewellery

Even though pure water shouldn't hurt any gemstone, the chemicals in shower products can. Soap will leave a residue on your gemstones, leaving them dingy and less brilliant.

Pearl jewellery

Pearls are incredibly delicate by nature. Chemicals like those found in shower products are likely to irreparably damage them therefore it is best to remove before jumping in the shower. 

Sterling silver/platinum

Though showering with sterling silver pieces is unlikely to harm the metal, it could induce tarnishing and affect the look of your sterling silver.


In all, to keep your jewellery pristine, proper handling is needed. Just like watches, we would not recommend showering with your delicate jewellery as it eventually affects the shine or damages it over time.

For more care tips, head on to our Instagram 'Care' highlights!