Type of Jewellery vulnerable to water
Diamonds gradually lose their shine when exposed to water and soaps. This is due to the formation of a film on the surface of the diamond. Water also causes the gradual softening of its edges.
When exposed to water and soaps, Silver reacts and gradually loses its shine. Over time, continuous exposure to water will cause Silver to become black regardless of efforts made to maintain it. So remember to remove your silver jewellery before carrying out activities that will expose your silver jewellery to water.
Gold and Silver plated jewellery:
Using Silver and gold in water will cause the metal plating to wear out. When silver and gold plated jewellery are exposed to soaps and other alkaline media, their surface may begin to chip off, exposing the metal and affecting the appearance of your jewellery.
While brass is affordable and durable, it is vulnerable to water and easily loses its shine. Brass can be maintained with polishing.
Most people think that pure gold is waterproof. The truth, however, is that pure gold is soft and easily experiences wear and tear. However, compared to the other jewellery vulnerable to water, pure gold is more durable and maintains its shine for a longer period.