Amazon Spring Sale: A Season of Spectacular Savings
Trending Best Sellers

Covid-19 Pandemic: Can frequent hand washing damage silver jewelry?

Trending Best Sellers

During this corona-virus pandemic we are advised to wash our hands many times, but will this damage your silver jewelry? Of course, your safety is a top priority during this difficult time.

It all depends what you use to clean your hands, soap or hand sanitizer.

Using soap to wash your hand or hand sanitizer to stanitize you hand and jewelry is not the worst, but it’s the best thing to do now. Ideally, we suggest you to remove your jewelry before washing your hands. Otherwise just rinse and dry your hands super well.

Soap and most hand sanitizers are safe for both gold and silver jewelry as long as they do not contain abrasives component! If these are used while wearing your jewelry, they could potentially scratch the metal on your jewelry. Alcohol in hand sanitizers can cause the finish on white-gold jewelry to wear more quickly if used in excess, but shouldn’t have a negative effect otherwise.

What Is Hand Sanitizer Made Of?

Hand sanitizer is a cleaning agent and disinfectant that falls into 2 categories:

  1. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers either isopropyl or ethyl alcohol, water, glycerin and fragrance.
  2. Alcohol-free hand sanitizers with antibacterial, triclosan, an antiseptic like povidone-iodine, and a chloride cleaning agent.

Most hand sanitizers contain 60-95% alcohol. While alcohol effectively limits the growth of harmful bacteria, it also has a negative impact on the quality of your jewelry.

The Safest Solution during this coronavirus pandemic. 

Though your jewelry is precious and valuable, but our health and life are worth far more than that!

The point is that you don’t have to completely skip hand sanitizer to save your jewelry. Now, it’s vital to practice good cleaning and maintenance to preserve your jewelry. 

Our recommendation:

Remove your jewelry when you wash your hands or apply hand sanitizer and dry your body or hands/fingers to completely dry before putting your jewelry back on.

Choose a hand sanitizer with 60%-70% alcohol instead of a higher alcohol content.

As for your jewelries such as ring, wedding bands, and hand or finger jewelry soak them in an ultrasonic cleaner. Or, a bowl of warm water and fragrance-free soap or dish-washing soap will do wonders.

It is better and safe to removing your jewelries during the Coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 can attach on this jewelry and easy being transferred to other during physical contact so it is better to store them safely until the outbreak is over.



What you think?

Recent Articles

  1. Amazon Spring Sale: A Season of Spectacular Savings

    Mar 18, 24 08:38 AM

    Amazon Spring Sale: A Season of Spectacular Savings

    Read More

  2. Understanding Nose Piercing Types: A Guide for Teens

    Mar 16, 24 09:19 AM

    Explore the rising trend of nose piercings among teenagers, understanding the various types and their cultural implications for a stylish appeal.

    Read More

  3. Infected Nose Piercing

    Mar 16, 24 09:18 AM

    You can expect symptoms of infected nose piercing to resemble any other kind of body piercing infection.

    Read More

  4. Riche Niche: Health | Lifestyle | Fashion | Marketing | Technology

    Mar 16, 24 09:12 AM

    Our Riche Niche blog is the easiest way to stay up-to-date with the latest news, trends and articles published on this site.

    Read More

  5. EMS manufacturing services in Malaysia

    Mar 09, 24 10:33 PM

    Malaysia is one of the leading countries in Southeast Asia that offers EMS manufacturing services to both local and international clients.

    Read More

  6. Laundry Business: The Need for Payment System Upgrades

    Mar 08, 24 11:14 AM

    Discover the benefits of upgrading your laundry business's payment system. Enhance efficiency, increase profits, and improve customer convenience.

    Read More

  7. Nose Peircing Store

    Feb 18, 24 02:38 AM

    A collection of latest at our nose peircing store.

    Read More

  8. How to Choose the Right Coffee Maker for Your Needs

    Feb 18, 24 02:12 AM

    BLACK+DECKER 12-Cup Digital Coffee Maker
    We'll compare the pros and cons of four common types of coffee makers: drip, French press, espresso, and vacuum. We'll also give you some tips on how to choose the right one based on your preferences…

    Read More

  9. Emulate Celebrities with Nose Piercings

    Feb 06, 24 08:13 AM

    Discover the celebrities with nose piercing and get inspired for your next piercing! From studs to septum rings, our list has it all. Read more!

    Read More

  10. Types of Nose Rings

    Feb 06, 24 08:11 AM

    Types of Nose Rings

    Read More

  11. Is my nose piercing ring is sinking in?

    Feb 06, 24 08:10 AM

    nose piercing ring sinking in.jpg
    Is my nose piercing ring is sinking in? Or just swollen?

    Read More

  12. Dry Herb Vape Pens-Discover the Advantages of Malaysian Made

    Feb 04, 24 12:39 PM

    Choose our non-China dry herb vape pen for its high production standards, strict quality control, and excellent craftsmanship.

    Read More

  13. Trinity Nose Ring A Unique Fashion Statement

    Feb 03, 24 08:36 PM

    Explore the world of trinity nose rings, a unique piece of jewelry that adds elegance and style to your look. Understand the different types and choose the right one for you.

    Read More

  14. Redefining Beauty: The Rise of Nose Piercing Trend in the USA

    Feb 02, 24 08:34 AM

    Explore the evolution of the nose piercing trend in the USA, from ancient tradition to modern expression of individuality.

    Read More

  15. Introducing a Healthier Alternative: The Nicotine Free Vape

    Jan 27, 24 09:37 AM

    Expand your customer base with our nicotine free vape, a healthier alternative to conventional vaping, compliant with international standards.

    Read More