Should I Wear My Jewelry In A Pool or Hot Tub? July 31, 2015 18:18 3 Comments
Swimming pools, hot tubs and your jewelry.
The short answer to the question above is: NO to the pool and NO-NO-DEFINITELY NOT to the hot tub.
A few words of caution about SWIMMING POOLS and HOT TUBS. We do not recommend that any fine jewelry be worn in public swimming pools or hot tubs. Chlorine is a corrosive chemical - it won't do any harm to diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and some other gemstones, but it is not good for your white or yellow gold to say nothing of sterling silver.
Chlorine can also discolor and/or prematurely wear out your watch - even watches rated to be underwater. (See our blog post on that subject: Watch Ratings)
Hot tubs are waaay worse than pools because in addition to harsh chemicals, you have the addition of high temperatures AND the pressure of the water coming out of the jets. We do not recommend that any jewelry or watches be worn in hot tubs. Even watches that are rated to go under water to some degree can be infiltrated by the water coming out of the jets.
Hot tubs are great for humans - they are a TERRIBLE environment for your jewelry and watches. Take the little bit of extra time to remove your jewelry and watches BEFORE you get in.
Kevin asked if it is safe to wear his titanium ring in a hot tub on a daily basis. My answer to that would be.....maybe. If the titanium has any kind of enameling or stone of any kind in it, then NO. If it is a plain band, there will probably NOT be a problem - but if it has any type of a finish on it, you might find that a daily dunking in the chemicals would change the appearance of even a titanium ring. Best bet - take it off - take it ALL off!!
I would make the same recommendation for those folks with tungsten or tungsten carbide rings. We sell them and I wear them and I would take mine off before spending time in a hot tub. Heat and chemicals wreck havoc!
Cliff Yankovich on June 20, 2019 11:16
Hey Daniela – wearing a bracelet in any kind of water would make it more likely to slip off or your wrist easier. If the hot tub has jets of water, the power of the water jet could easily push off a bracelet or ring – even dislodge earrings from your ears. One more reason why we advise people to NOT wear any kind of jewelry in hot tubs, pools, lakes, oceans or any body of water. Sorry you lost your bracelet.
Daniela Esquivel on June 20, 2019 11:11
Does wearing a bracelet in the hottub cause it to slip out ? i lost mine but don’t know how cause i didn’t feel it
Kevin Burris on August 6, 2017 10:38
I was just wondering what your opinion is on wearing a titanium ring in a hot tub on a daily basis? I can’t find anything online about whether it’s OK or not or if any tests have been done on this topic. I’ve seen test results for prong failures and such from gold/silver with hot tub use. I know it’s bad for precious or soft metals, but can’t find anything on the titanium…