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    Question Jewelry to Swim In

    Hi everyone! I'm sorry if this has been addressed somewhere already. I looked as hard as I could.

    Are there any certain jewelry materials that should be avoided when making mermaid jewelry for swimming in the water whether it be ocean or chlorine? I know I'm going to use as much of just fishing line/netting/fake plants/resin shells as possible, but sometimes, a good chain or gem would really help complete a look. Thanks for any tips!!
    Just keep swimming...

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    Metals rust in water and chlorine can damage some metals, but almost always fixable
    Just don't wear anything that weighs you down too much to float / swim, such as heavy scalemail / chainmail !
    As far as I know, gems and stuff works great !!!

    Good luck on your adventures !
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    I'd say stick to fabric and other soft materials as much as possible, plastic should be fine too.
    As for gems, I was wondering earlier today whether quartz will be affected by chlorinated water or not. I am however sure that not all gems should be put in water at all, especially not in chlorinated or salt water. If you're going with gems, do your research into the specific types.

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    My best recommendation would be stainless steel if you're looking for a metal to use! I use it with all of my everyday as well as mermaid jewelry. As long as you rinse it well and leave it to dry in an open space after every swim you shouldn't encounter any major problems.
    Large lengths of stainless steel chain are easy to get on Amazon.
    Swarovski crystals are even used by Mermaid Raven in a lot of her Merbellas gear, and I've used them too. They work great and look amazing in photos.
    Good luck in your endeavors! Never be afraid to experiment with different materials. You'd be surprises to see what you can get away with using in the water, even in chlorinated pools!
    Happy swimming~
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marriih View Post
    I'd say stick to fabric and other soft materials as much as possible, plastic should be fine too.
    As for gems, I was wondering earlier today whether quartz will be affected by chlorinated water or not. I am however sure that not all gems should be put in water at all, especially not in chlorinated or salt water. If you're going with gems, do your research into the specific types.
    If anything, I'm'm totally ok with plastic "gems", too. It's all about the look in the end. No one is going to go... but is that a REAL ruby?! rofl

    Thanks so much for the tips, gals! This will help a lot!
    Just keep swimming...

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    http://mernetwork.com/index/showthre...s+safe+jewelry

    Hi I just noticed your post. I've been gone for a long time, and just recently back on the forum. I wrote this info about what metals are ok for mer jewelry some time ago. Hope it helps!
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    My sisters are the foam upon the sea.
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