The rules of compatibility: jewellery and sports

The rules of compatibility: jewellery and sports

Jewellery and sports

There are jewellery pieces that we pull out only for special occasions. They help us complete our image and shine in society. The rest of the time they are safely stored in a jewellery box, perfectly safe. But what about jewellery that is so dear to you that you do not want to part with it during physical labour, sports or travel? FJewellery offers you a complete guide to the rules of conduct with jewellery. We are confident that by following them, you will be able to keep your jewellery in good spirits for a long time.

The best way to protect yourself and your jewellery

It's great to play sports or live an active lifestyle. But it is, unfortunately, incompatible with sports. The best way to protect your jewellery and yourself (don't be surprised) is to take your jewellery off.

Why it is not safe for you to wear jewellery while playing sports:

  • The risk of injury increases. This applies to any type of jewellery. Earrings increase the chance of injury if you participate in kickboxing, basketball, volleyball and other contact sports. Chains and bracelets (especially sturdy ones) increase the chances of choking or injuring your wrist during a workout. The ring can cause at least a blister, at most a serious injury to the phalanx (torn ligaments, fracture, etc.).
  • Metal oxidation processes can leave traces (including allergic reactions) on your skin. Some materials are considered neutral. This is true, but not when they come into contact with a corrosive environment (sweat) or when they are pressed against your body with force. This is fairly easy to avoid and not to experience the physical and chemical properties of jewellery on yourself.
  • A bad mood is guaranteed. Exercise usually brings positive emotions. Even if you didn't want to go to class, you'll feel great afterwards. Nothing spoils it like a broken (torn, lost) favourite thing. Not to mention the financial component. A ring, earrings or bracelet with diamonds or other gems can cost a fortune. Sure, buying insurance can help a little in that regard, but it's not the answer when it comes to your favourite piece of jewellery.

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Why is it unsafe for jewellery?

Jewellery does not like sports. Moreover, it is contraindicated to them, and here's why:

  • May be broken/damaged. Do you lift heavy weights? You stand a good chance of scratching metal, bending it, making it thinner over time, or chipping off a gemstone. Do you like to swim? Your jewellery won't like it, because various substances are added to the pool water to clean the water, and seawater itself is a pretty corrosive environment. As a result, you can get metal tarnishing and clouding of the gemstone. Moreover, if jewellery that is contraindicated to the sun and sea baths (such as pearls).
  • May be lost. Running also involves risk. As you run, your body sweats and you risk losing your favourite ring. The chain frankly interferes with running. However, during a yoga class, for example.
  • May get contaminated. When you play sports, you sweat. Swimming in the pool exposes your jewellery to chemicals. Taking a shower with detergents contaminates your jewellery with soap residue and dirt. Dust accumulates in your jewellery after cycling. All of these are not the best conditions for your jewellery to always stay beautiful.

Safe sports are not safe

When you play sports, you can damage the ring by bending the arc or chipping the gemstone. You can also loosen the claws that fasten the ring without realizing it. In this case, you can lose a jewel even after doing sports - in the shower, in the locker room, in the office or at home. Even if you are a professional and have been working out at the gym for a long time, no one is safe from such embarrassment.

Even if you do not train with heavy weights and prefer exercisers, there is always the risk of bending the arc of the ring. Another risk is that the ring may prevent you from removing your hand in time (catching on something) and getting stuck in the training device.

If you are determined and do not want to take your favourite jewellery off your hands, think about the fact that around the ring on the finger is more quickly blistering. This is not at all aesthetically pleasing. There is also, albeit minimal, risk of breaking the ring while playing sports. In this case, there may be very serious and painful injuries.

Cases in which it is also better to remove the ring:

  • Heavy physical activity.
  • Taking a shower (bath).
  • Cleaning.
  • Cosmetic procedures.
  • Being at the beach.
  • Swimming pool or swimming in open bodies of water.
  • Touring.
  • Sleeping time.

When disinfecting your hands, it is also advisable to remove your jewellery. Aggressive substances can damage not only the metal but also the precious stone.

You can clean your jewellery yourself. Prepare a mild soap solution. Do not use detergents which contain abrasive particles. Afterwards, pat your jewellery dry with a soft towel. Contact a jeweller for professional cleaning.

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Storage rules

All that said, the best place for your jewellery would be a nice storage box (case). You can take it off before your workout and put on your ring or earrings after your shower.

You can also put jewellery in a sports bra, cell phone pocket, etc. But the best choice today is a special box or bag for jewellery. And while you are doing sports, they will lie quietly and wait for you.


Well, that’s true, a lot of people go to the gym and don't take their jewellery off. And many of you will ask: "Why shouldn't I do the same?" The answer is simple. If you want your jewellery to always be in order, you have to take it off.

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