We all know by now how important hand washing is, particularly during these times with the Coronavirus epidemic.
As everyone is doing their best to avoid catching the virus, we’ve received many questions about wearing wristwatches and rings, and whether they might have a negative health impact.
Can rings and other jewelry be carriers of the COVID-19?
According to many experts, Coronavirus survives further on metal surfaces, like our rings, watches, and bracelets. Parts of the infection can remain under the jewelry, even if you wash your hands with rings on. Even though it is not yet clear that these residual amounts can affect the transmission of infection, we suggest that you do not tempt fate and remove your jewelry during this period or regularly wash them with warm water and soap.
Soapy’s advice for wearing rings and bracelets during COVID-19:
1) Do not wipe expensive stones and metals with an antiseptic, this may negatively affect your favorite jewelry.
2) Weigh the pros and cons of wearing your accessories during a COVID-19 infection – consider refraining for wearing jewelry for now.
3) If you choose to continue wearing your bling – be extra meticulous with cleaning them no less than twice a day.
Take care of yourself and keep the distance!
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