If you've ever found yourself wondering whether or not you can wear your sterling silver jewellery in the shower – you're in the right place. Read on for the answer. 

The myth unveiled 

Let's tackle the myth head-on! Contrary to popular belief, your jewellery won't dissolve into oblivion. However, water does cause silver to oxidize (darken). So, keep that in mind to make sure your jewellery stays intact. 

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Quality matters 

While water won't break your sterling silver jewellery, it's important to think about the quality and how it’s made. Some sterling silver jewellery might not withstand prolonged exposure to water.  

Soap and scrub with care 

Shower gels, shampoos, soaps and scrubs can cause damage to sterling silver. Be mindful of vigorous scrubbing motions, especially if your jewellery has delicate stones or intricate details. 

Drying ritual 

After your shower, pat your sterling silver pieces dry with a soft towel or cloth. Ensuring they're completely dry before storing prevents water spots and helps maintain their shine. 

Remember, a little love and care can go a long way. Although wearing your sterling silver jewellery in the shower is okay, it’s best to avoid it. 

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