uch like we’ve reconsidered our fast fashion purchases in a bid to buy better, the same needs to be true for our jewellery collection.
Instead of purchasing cheap, poorly made pieces that will leave that tell-tale green residue, become tarnished and unwearable and are destined for landfill, get smarter with your shopping.
By opting for waterproof jewellery, you will give longevity to your bling. These hard-wearing rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings will be able to withstand all conditions, from the shower to the sea, while remaining pristine and sparkling. You’ll want to look to stainless steel, solid gold or titanium creations that will not corrode from water, creams and perfumes.
Daena Borrowman, Marketing Manager at jewellerybox explains, “If your jewellery shows signs of tarnish or discolouration, or if your jewellery turns the surrounding area of your skin green, this is a likely sign that it is imitation gold or gold plated. Genuine gold is hypoallergenic and would therefore never irritate your skin.”
These long-lasting items are also a hack for the laziest among us as having jewellery that is waterproof will simplify your hygeine practices, meaning you need not take the pieces on and off every single time that you step in and out of the shower or bath.
There are brands who specialise in creating this type of bijou with Hey Harper leading the way as well as high street heroes like Missoma, Edge of Ember and Astrid & Miyu who take an affordable approach to 14k gold pieces in line with the latest jewellery trends.
Shop the best waterproof jewellery below
Hey Harper Nassau Gold Necklace
Whether worn solo or layered with pendants, name necklaces or additional chains, the snake chain holds its own. The style is a favourite among the likes of Hailey Bieber no doubt for its ability to be paired with ease and its ability to toe the line between statement and subtle. The Nassau is Hey Harper’s take on the trend and is one of the most hard-wearing bits of jewellery on the market. We have been wearing ours for over a year and through beach breaks, marathon training, and every single day without ever taking it off and it looks good as new.
The brand is known for its waterproof jewellery and trend-led styles across necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, anklets and even watches.
Orelia LUXE Faceted Huggie Hoop Earrings
Orelia’s MO is all about elevating your everyday jewellery staples – all without costing the earth. These hoop earrings take a geometric approach on the classic style and are part of the label’s LUXE collection that opts for premium materials to give greater longevity to your jewellery box. These waterproof earrings are plated in 18ct gold or a silver polished finish, while remaining pool-ready, durable, recyclable and eco-conscious – the latter thanks to the use of sustainable stainless steel.
D.Louise Initial Necklace
D. Louise is another label that specialises and excels in all things waterproof jewellery. The designs, which include the latest bijoux trends from paperclip necklaces to chunky hoops, are offered with a lifetime warranty so you can have peace of mind that they wont tarnish or go green almost directly from the packaging. This initial piece gives the personal touch to your jewellery collection and has a stainless steel construction with 14k gold PVD coating.
Mejuri Slim Rectangular Signet Ring
There’s been a surge of interest in boy bling. With this titanium signet ring from Mejuri, they’ll have a style that they’ll never want or need to take off. The undestated piece is defined by its 1mm band so will be ideal for those just dipping their toe into adornments. The material is also the strongest and most hard-wearing that the brand offers and should last a lifetime with the right care.
Missoma Fine Engravable Heart Signet Ring
Missoma’s ubiquity is a testament to the label’s knack for being ahead of the trends. The jewellery bellwether has been setting the agenda since its inception and has since expanded its repetoire to feature a fine category with more hard-wearing creations. This signet ring is made from 14ct solid gold but that’s not all. The material is recycled and so has a lesser impact on the planet. With its dainty heart design, it’s not the typical chunky signet so can be layered up. It’s also engravable for no extra cost.
Edge of Ember Bolt Diamond Stud Earrings
If you’re looking to create a curated ear, look to Edge of Ember for its collection of layerable gems that can be mixed and matched with a new look each time. These lightening bolt studs are set with lab-grown diamonds to add a subtle shimmer to your style. This sparkle detail has 0.04 carats in the pair. They are set in 14 karat solid gold and there’s a one year warranty included.
Monica Vinader Paperclip Chain Bracelet
Paperclip jewellery is everywhere right now and shows no signs of wavering with its timeless aesthetic that features a simple interlocking square link chain detail. This is the design in bracelet form and it’s part of Monica Vinader’s collection of 14k solid gold jewellery. The piece is handmade and created with responsible manufacturing practices. Thanks to its dainty design and durable construction, you’ll never need to take it off.