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Can cremation necklaces get wet?

Can You Keep Your Loved One Close, Rain or Shine? On Wearing Cremation Necklaces and Water

Cremation necklaces offer a beautiful and personal way to keep a loved one near, always nestled close to your heart. But what happens when life throws rain showers, poolside fun, or unexpected splashes your way? Can cremation necklaces get wet?

The Short Answer: My jewellery can get wet, with no problem, however some other makers jewellery might have problems. It's best to avoid wetting your cremation necklace.

The Longer Explanation: While a brief sprinkle might not cause immediate harm, consistent or prolonged exposure to water can carry risks. Here's why:

    • Material Matters: Cremation necklaces come in various materials like stainless steel, sterling silver, and even gold. While some hold up better than others, water can still cause tarnishing, corrosion, and potential weakening of the seal that holds your loved one's ashes. Check with the jeweller who made your piece. My jewelelry can be worn in water, but silver can be tarnished in swimming pools and jacuzzis by the chemicals present. 
    • Seal Concerns: Some cheap, fill it yourself jewellery might have problems. The secure closure is paramount, preventing any precious cremains from escaping. Water, especially chlorinated or soapy, can compromise the seal's integrity, leading to the possibility of accidental loss.
    • Ash Preservation: Ashes, though carefully processed, can react to moisture. While unlikely to be severely damaged, unexpected interactions with water can alter their texture or color. If you have a piece of jewellery that you put the ashes in yourself, then it is best to avoid water.

So, how do you navigate life with your cremation necklace?

    • Think "Splash-Proof, Not Swim-Proof": Occasional light spray or accidental splashes are probably okay. But avoid wearing your necklace during activities like swimming, showering, or even vigorous exercise where sweat could cause moisture build-up. My jewellery is OKm, but it is best to remove sterling silve rin swimming pools. 
    • Dry with Love: If your necklace does get wet, don't panic! Gently pat it dry with a soft, clean cloth. Avoid harsh materials or rubbing, which could scratch the surface.
    • Store with Care: When not wearing your necklace, keep it in a dry, cool place. A jewelry box or velvet pouch is ideal. Avoid damp areas like bathrooms or drawers with cleaning supplies.
    • Consult a Jeweler: If you have concerns about the seal or any potential damage, don't hesitate to consult a professional jeweler familiar with cremation jewelry. They can assess the situation and advise on any necessary repairs or maintenance.
    • Jewellery Repair If you have damaged your piece of jewellery whether it is mine or from another firm, you may need to seek professional help having it repaired. Feel free to get in touch to explore the options. 

Ultimately, wearing ashes jewellery is a deeply personal choice. By understanding the potential risks and taking proper precautions, you can wear your cherished piece with confidence, keeping your loved one close even in the midst of life's inevitable splashes.

Remember: While caution is advised, don't let the fear of water keep you from enjoying the comfort and connection your cremation necklace offers. With a little awareness and care, you can cherish this special piece for years to come, a constant reminder of the love that transcends even the rainiest days.

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