4. Salt

You don’t just have to think about the temperature and sand. Another of the tips for wearing jewelry at the beach covers the issue of salt. Salt is of course, present not only in the sea but in the air also. Salt can have a long-term effect on some materials – particularly ferrous metals (iron and steel). It is also harmful to copper, which also applies to rose-gold due to its copper content. Other soft absorbent materials used in jewelry making such as wood, coral and turquoise will absorb salt which will over time, cause them to rot.

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