To Swim or Not to Swim....

Let's be real, life is too short! If you wear it to the beach, it's going in the water. So as coastal dwellers, surfers, boaters, and real humans who are just too spontaneous to be bothered taking off jewelry before hitting the water...we get it. So, we've put our pieces to the test, and will give you the details on which are "water-friendly" and which are better off worn out on the town. Below we will detail how our jewelry will do if you take it in the water and how to best care for each piece after your wear it. If you ever have additional questions on how to best care for your jewelry, just ask us! We're here to help. email:

These pieces seem to love the water as much as we do. Remember, salt does corrode and can promote tarnishing over time. For best care after wear rinse with fresh water, dry with a soft cloth (or polishing cloth), and store individually in an air tight bag. Polishing with a polishing cloth can return your jewelry back to its original shine.


The materials just don't hold up over time when worn in the water. If you want these pieces to last then they are better off worn out on the town. For best care after wear, wipe any metals with a soft dry cloth and store chain jewelry individually in air tight bags.

Artisan Hammered Gold Bar Necklace - Absolutely can hit the water. Follow our "Best Care After Wear" instructions! 

 Leather & Gold Bangles - the leather can stretch and wear quickly when worn in the water. 

Marbella Wave Necklace - We needed this one to be surf friendly! It's a favorite of ours.

Saltaire Wrap - We'll admit we wear them in the water, and we have not broken any wraps yet. BUT it is difficult to clean all the salt out from under the beads after a dip. Salt can erode the elastic overtime which may result in a snapped bracelet. If you want her to last, take it off before getting wet. 

Sand Dollar Bracelet - Yes! But it's important to stay on top of care especially for the tight knit chain. Make sure it's cleaned with freshwater and dried before storing it in an airtight bag. When polishing chain rub it between the cloth rather than pull it. Pulling it through cloth can stretch the chain resulting in a longer bracelet.

Isla Wrap - Same as the Saltaire wrap, plus her tassel will get all funky after getting wet. 

 Bay Scallop Stud Earrings & Sand Dollar Stud Earrings - Made for the sea, baby!

Bali Beaded Bracelets - Our best recommendation is to not wear any stretch bracelet in the water if you want it to last. Salt can erode the elastic overtime which may result in a snapped bracelet. If you want her to last, take it off before getting wet. 
Blue Point Pearl earrings & Petite Blue Point Pearl earrings - just remember to wear rubber backs on these cuties. It will help prevent them from falling out. Pearls like air circulation, metals do not. In our experience, we still suggest storing these in an air tight bag after rinsing with fresh water and polishing with a soft cloth to be completely dry. 
Hammered Gold Coin Necklace & the Nantucket Hammered Gold Coin Necklace - The coin loses its luster and tarnishes quickly. She's a stunning necklace but NOT water friendly. 
Golden Mini HoopsGolden Endless HoopsMarbella Wave HoopsConch Shell Sea Hoops - Sure can! Make sure you use your silicone backs to secure the Marbella Wave Hoop Earrings.  Cowrie & Pearl Strand necklace - The thread is not water resistant and your pearl strand can break over time. Wear her out on the town not in the water. You don't need to store this necklace in an air tight bag, but her clasp may need some polishing with a soft cloth from time to time.
Golden Hour Brass Cuff, & Latitude Brass CuffYou can always bring these brass cuffs back to their original shine with a polishing cloth. We live in these! St. Lucia Pearl Vine earrings - Nah, better not wear these in the water. The tight wrapping of the wire is too difficult to polish up after being in the water. Store them in an air tight bag when not wearing to keep them in tip-top condition. 
Daisy Macrame Bracelets - Absolutely! They are made with a water friendly cord. 
Cardiff Handwoven Bracelet - It's cotton, and tightly woven. Keep this beauty out of the water.
Flora Beaded Bracelet - This bracelet was made for the water with its water resistant cord. Go for it!  Leather & Gold Coin Necklace - Leather shouldn't get wet and the coin can lose its luster and tarnish quickly in the water. 
Nantucket Beaded Bracelet - ditto! This bracelet was made for the water. Take a dip!
Of the Sea Abalone Necklace - YASSS! This one pairs well with mermaids, it had to be water friendly! Just be sure to double loop the lariat for a secure hold. 
Petite Sea Hoops - Sure, why not! Just make sure you have rubber backs on to secure them from falling out. And stay on top of our care tips, because if you don't tarnishing will first begin under the wire wrapping and is difficult to reach with a polishing cloth. 
Bay Bracelet - Yes! We updated this bracelet to feature a water resistant cord. She was made for the sea. 
Shoot the Moon necklace - Yes! Just be sure to double loop the lariat for a secure hold.
Together Bracelet - Sure! 
White Dove Necklace - Yupp! Loves the water too. Who doesn't!?
Lucky One Brass Bangles - We think the tarnish over time actually looks great but you can always shine it up with a polishing cloth.
Davis Double Wrap Bracelet - No problem. The coloring does seem to change to a brighter white over time though. Still beautiful, perhaps even better!


 ** This post does not include the effects of swimming in a chlorinated pool or the effects from skin lotions or sweat. FOR BEST CARE AFTER WEAR, rinse with freshwater, polish & dry with a soft cloth (or polishing cloth) and store each piece individually in small, air tight bags. For an extra shine, polish with a polishing cloth.


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    Thanks for the info! Love my beautiful WWG jewelry and want to keep it beautiful!

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