Crystal bracelets are not only beautiful to wear, but can also be a true companion on your wellness and healing journey.
One question our crystal bracelet gurus here at Zen Crafthouse often get asked is whether it's safe to wear your crystal bracelets in water.
So in our helpful article today, we will find out the definitive answer.
Whether you are thinking of swimming or bathing with your crystal bracelet on, or even if you are wondering what happens if you decide to do a spot of washing up, we have got you covered!
Before we get into the details, let’s find out the mini answer first.
It’s ok in general to wear your crystal bracelet in water for short periods of time, depending on crystal properties, porosity, metal components, and bracelet materials. Prolonged water exposure can include changes in energetic properties, color, structural integrity, and cord weakening.
Ok so now we have got the short answer in place, let’s find out more about wearing crystal bracelets in water by finding out about their properties.
Crystals are known for their unique energetic properties, which vary from stone to stone.
Some crystals are porous and can absorb water, potentially altering their properties or causing damage over time.
So It's essential to understand the composition of your crystal bracelet before deciding whether to expose it to water.
Factors to Consider:
So what else may happen if your crystal bracelet is in prolonged contact with water?
Read on to discover more.
So are there any crystals that are more water-resistant than others?
Aquamarine: This blue-green gem is part of the beryl family and is known for its durability and resistance to water. We love this aquamarine bracelet here at Zen Crafthouse!
Moonstone: With its captivating adularescence, moonstone is usually water-resistant and can be used in various types of jewelry.
Labradorite: Known for its iridescence, labradorite is typically water-resistant and can retain its luster even when exposed to moisture.
Citrine: This vibrant yellow or orange quartz is often water-resistant and suitable for various jewelry pieces.
Lapis Lazuli: Often used in crystal bracelets lapis lazuli is a deep blue stone that can handle exposure to water quite well.
Agate: Agates come in a range of colors and patterns and are generally durable and water-resistant for bracelets and other crystal jewelry.
Tourmaline: Many varieties of tourmaline are water-resistant, making them suitable for jewelry that might come into contact with moisture.
Garnet: This gemstone, available in different colors, is usually resistant to water and can be used in jewelry.
Aventurine: This quartz variety, available in beautiful hues of green and blue, is relatively water-resistant and popular in all types of crystal jewelry. Wear this aventurine bracelet and embrace your inner traveler!
Jade: Jade is known for its toughness and resistance to chipping, making it a good choice for jewelry that might be exposed to water.
So are there any crystals that might be in your healing or meditation crystal bracelet that are less resistant to water?
Yes, there are some crystals that are not as water resistant and might be prone to damage or alteration when exposed to water or moisture for extended periods.
Here are a few examples:
Showering with a crystal bracelet is generally safe, but it's important to exercise caution and consider the type of crystal bracelet you are wearing.
As we discovered above, some crystals are more sensitive to water and may dissolve or become damaged over time.
Wearing crystal jewelry while doing your weekly spruce-up could cause damage to both the crystals and the jewelry itself.
Along with water, cleaning agents, chemicals, and abrasive materials commonly used during cleaning can react adversely with the delicate surface of crystals, leading to discoloration, scratches, or even structural changes.
Also if you are indulging in some serious scrubbing while cleaning it might result in breakage or loss of gemstones.
To preserve the beauty and energetic properties of your crystal jewelry, it's advisable to remove it before hitting the cleaning!
While the allure of wearing a crystal bracelet while swimming might be strong, it's important to be aware of the potential pitfalls.
Crystals are sensitive to various elements, and prolonged exposure to chlorinated or salt water can lead to discoloration, deterioration, or even breakage of the crystals.
The abrasive nature of sand and rocks in natural bodies of water could also cause damage.
There's also a risk of the bracelet becoming loose or slipping off your wrist in the water.
And, as we mentioned earlier, if the bracelet has metal components, it might corrode or tarnish when exposed to water.
So, before you dive in wearing your crystal bracelet you might want to consider these points!
So how do we make sure we protect our crystal bracelets from water?
So we hope that's given you the lowdown on wearing your crystal bracelets in water, where, what, and how!Don't forget to browse our extensive collection of the most gorgeous crystal bracelets in our storefor all your healing, positive energy, and rituals! But make sure you follow our top tips if you are a water baby to keep your crystal bracelets in fabulous condition.