Can My Wedding Ring Get Wet?

By Mackenzie •  Updated: 11/01/21 •  3 min read

A wedding ring is a symbol of commitment and can be considered an extension of the wearer’s personality. It should be treated with care and protection.

What Happens When the Ring Gets Wet?

The most common cause of a wedding ring losing its shine is water damage. When the wedding ring gets wet, it loses its protective coating and leaves the metal surface vulnerable to corrosion. This corrosion can be accelerated by acidic sweat from the wearer’s hands, as well as other chemicals in sweat.

Acidic sweat from the wearer’s hands can leave deposits on the surface of your wedding ring, resulting in a dark brownish color on your ring that may eventually dull it. To remove this dark color, use a silver polish or jewelry cleaner on your wedding band and rub it gently to remove any deposits. Alternatively, you can use nail polish remover or acetone to remove any buildup on your ring if you prefer not to use a polish or cleaner.

Wedding rings also lose their shine when they are exposed to high temperatures such as steam from boiling water or boiling water inside an oven, especially if they are exposed for longer periods of time than usual during this process. This loss of shine can be permanent and is not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty.

The Facts About Your Wedding Ring

Wedding rings should be taken off before bathing, swimming, or washing dishes with hot water. This will ensure that they do not get damaged by sweat or any other water damage and that they do not lose their protective coating. They should also be removed when washing your hands and when sleeping.

Wedding rings are designed to fit snugly on the finger of the wearer, but you should avoid wearing them too tightly if you wish to preserve their shine. They should also be worn on the finger where they will not get caught on objects or other objects such as jewelry in the environment that may cause damage to them if they were worn elsewhere on your finger.

How Can I Prevent My Wedding Ring From Getting Wet?

Wearing your wedding ring properly will help you prevent it from getting wet. To prevent water damage, wear your wedding ring in a way that allows the water to drain off of it rather than soak into it. This is important because sweat and other liquids that come in contact with the metal surface of the ring can leave deposits on the surface of your wedding ring.

Your ring should also be cleaned regularly with a soft cloth or toothbrush to remove any sweat or other deposits that may have accumulated on it. You should clean it carefully and do not use any harsh chemicals. Cleaning regularly will also help preserve its shine and make it last longer. However, you should avoid using a lot of force when cleaning your wedding ring as this may damage its surface.

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Mackenzie is a freelance writer with over ten years of experience writing on all things weddings. She received her BA in English from the University of California in Los Angeles. When she’s not writing about weddings, Mackenzie enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 kids (twin boys) exploring the beautiful California countryside. While in nature, she captures picturesque images of mountain lakes, the beach, and more. Mackenzie is also a pet parent to two Siamese cats. She appreciates their individuality and the fact they pretty independent. But they love to snuggle at the end of day, which is one of the things Mackenzie enjoys in the evenings to relax after a busy day at work.