There are always situations we find ourselves in, and we wish we had prepared for them. Then, a lot of questions arise in our heads. These are some most common jewelry questions and answers (not fashion-related) that you might need when found in a tight spot!
We hope to help you, at least with those issues related to questions about jewelry! 😃 Here we go…
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Can I Wear Jewelry through Airport Security?
One of the most asked questions is related to flying with jewelry. Can you wear jewelry through airport security, or should we remove it every time we change flights? It can get cumbersome if you have a few layovers or a lot of jewelry, and it also increases the chance of losing small pieces of jewelry.
We can probably split this into two parts:
- Can you wear jewelry through TSA
- Can you wear jewelry on a plane
The answer to both is absolutely YES! And as with everything in life, there is a BUT…
There is no reason you can’t wear jewelry through a security check, especially if they are small or made of plastic, crystals, wood, or similar materials.
However, if you wear particularly big and clunky jewelry, you might trigger an alarm while going through metal detectors. That, in turn, will probably warrant additional checks by security including “wand-down” or pat-down, which makes some people uncomfortable.
When it comes to jewelry on the plane, it’s mostly the same. If you carry a particularly large piece of jewelry, that might interfere with other passengers’ comfort or something that others may find offensive, you might want to stow it away. You can bring it on board, but it’s best to put it into your jewelry case.
Can You Wear Jewelry in Passport Photo?
We all know the old saying that if you look like your ID photo, you are not looking well! Because of that, we are trying to improve how we look by wearing jewelry in a passport or license/ID photo.
But, are we allowed to? According to travel.state.gov, you are allowed to wear jewelry in your ID picture as long as it doesn’t hide your face.
The same goes for earrings and face piercings if they aren’t preventing definitive identification.
On the other hand, wearing accessories such as hats, caps, or sunglasses is not allowed in identification documents. Exceptions to these rules can be made in case of proven religious head attire, or pieces that are worn for medical purposes, with a written statement from a doctor. Regardless of the reason, head accessories cannot cover your face.
Can You Wear Jewelry in the Shower?
This is a tricky one… As to most things in life, the answer is: Yes you can, BUT…
The main thing in deciding, of course, is the material from which jewelry is made of.
Some metals can be worn in the shower, while some should absolutely not get near your bathroom.
There are a lot of questions in this niche, so we’ll divide them into two groups.
Per material and per manufacturer.
Can You Wear Metal Jewelry in the Shower?
Can You Wear Gold Jewelry, Gold Plated Jewelry, or Platinum Jewelry in the Shower
It’s absolutely safe to shower with solid gold jewelry. Water will do no harm to it, regardless of whether it is regular, yellow, gold, rose gold, or white gold. It will lose some of its shine over time, so you might have to have it cleaned from time to time.
Same as with gold, platinum jewelry is safe to shower with, but will also lose its shine over time.
On the other hand, you should avoid showering with gold-plated jewelry! Gold-plated jewelry is made of base metal, and it’s then covered with a thin layer of gold, which can be easily chipped and stripped away.
Can You Wear Diamond Jewelry in the Shower
It is generally not recommended to wear diamond jewelry in the shower as exposure to natural oils, certain soaps, and lotions can leave a film over the diamond resulting in less brilliance and sparkle. Soaps contain ingredients that clean your skin through micro-exfoliation, and they strip your skin or hair of dirt and other pollutants. Although this is safe and important for your body, it is particularly dangerous for your diamond jewelry. The interaction between exfoliating properties in soaps and diamonds slowly but steadily causes them to wear out. Even soaps with natural ingredients can cause harm over time.
However, if you must wear diamond jewelry in the shower, be sure to dry them thoroughly afterward with a soft cloth and avoid exposure to harsh chemicals from shower products. It is generally much safer to wear diamond jewelry in shower water than to wear them in a pool or hot tub, where chlorine and other chemicals can damage the metal and cause discoloration.
Ultimately, the decision to wear diamond jewelry in the shower is a personal one, but it is important to take proper care of your jewelry by cleaning them regularly and after any exposure to harsh chemicals.
Can You Wear Sterling Silver Jewelry in the Shower
Can You Wear Stainless Steel Jewelry and Titanium Jewelry in the Shower
Both stainless steel and titanium are hard, shiny metals that are really durable. They are both safe to shower with. You can be sure that they won’t be destroyed or tarnished even if you wear them in a regular shower or in salty water.
Can You Wear Pearl Jewelry in the Shower
This one might seem strange since pearls originate from water, you should never shower with your pearls. Pearl’s surface is sensitive and will be damaged by chemicals. We usually put lotions, oils, perfumes, or other chemicals on our skin, which can damage pearl jewelry over time. Because of that, it’s recommended to wipe down your pearls after each wearing, so they keep shiny and undamaged.
Can You Wear Rhodium Plated Jewelry in the Shower
Rhodium plating is a process that involves coating jewelry with a thin layer of rhodium, a precious metal that has a beautiful silver color and doesn’t rust or tarnish quickly.
However, exposing rhodium plating to water can cause it to wear off over time.
Therefore, it is not recommended to wear rhodium-plated jewelry in the shower.
Water, sprays, aftershave, perfumes, and so on can wear off the rhodium coating.
Cologne, perfume, deodorants, and some soaps have compounds that can slowly weaken the rhodium plating on your jewelry.
Rhodium plating normally lasts between 12 and 18 months before it becomes noticeably diminished.
The lifespan of rhodium plating depends on several factors, including occupational and lifestyle wear, excessive sweat, individual body chemistry, chlorine, strong household cleaning chemicals, and excessive abrasion.
Pieces like earrings that don’t see much rubbing or abrasion will last longer than rings or bracelets. The wearing away of rhodium plating can leave your jewelry looking tarnished and, in the case of white gold pieces, yellowed in places, just as it did before being plated initially.
Can You Wear Jewelry by ___ in the Shower?
We’ll just touch on two common questions, but as you will see, it all goes back to questions regarding metals that a specific manufacturer is using for his jewelry.
So the question here is: Can you wear Pandora jewelry in the shower? But, if we go to the paragraph above, what is Pandora Jewelry usually made of? It then turns into: Can you wear sterling silver jewelry in the shower?
And that question we answered already, yes you can, but you shouldn’t! Since it will change the color of your expensive and dear jewelry.
Health-Related Jewelry Questions
We usually have some doubts when it comes to our health, and we don’t have time to think about jewelry and should we wear jewelry in the hospital or not. Some of the most common ones are listed below.
Can You Wear Jewelry for a CT Scan?
Based on information found at radiologyinfo, wearing jewelry in a CT scan is allowed, but should be avoided.
Put on clothes that don’t have any metal on them, along with belts, zippers, snaps, or hooks. This allows you to have a scan without you having to wear a gown for the exam. The same goes for any piercings you may have in the scanned area.
While it may not do any harm to you, your jewelry, if metallic, may mess with the clarity of your scan.
Can You Wear Jewelry in an MRI?
Let’s start with the definition of MRI – Magnetic resonance imaging. This should give us a good clue of what should we do!
All ferrous metals (ie stainless steel) must be removed before the MRI exam room. If you aren’t sure if your jewelry contains ferrous metals, test it with a magnet at home. If you forget to do this, ask an MRI technician to test it for you before starting the exam.
Jewelry made of noble metals, such as gold, platinum, silver, or blends of these metals is safe to wear. But, it doesn’t hurt to check them additionally before starting the exam.