Pool Jewels: Go For Gold When Bronzing
I was packing my suitcase for Las Vegas, and I suddenly had a whitegirlproblem: "What jewelry am I going to wear by the pool?" Sometimes I think jewelry at the beach or poolside is a bit much, but we're talking Vegas, not Nantucket. I still think poolside jewelry should be kept to a minimum, for more practial reasons.
A few tips:
1. Make sure the jewelry you are wearing near a swimming pool or other body of water is secure. You do not want to lose anything in the ocean (or have to drain the pool).
2. Stick with smaller pieces to avoid awkward tan lines.
3. Hands can shrink in cold water even on hot days, making some rings slide right off. Make sure your rings are sized properly and be aware of them at all times. This goes for men's wedding bands too.
4. Pearls can lose their luster over time due to perfume, perspiration, and exposure to the elements. It's best to leave them in the safe during most summer leisure activity.
5. No anklets.
Please feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section!
My choice: this necklace with gold and diamond charms that I wear almost every day anyway. These are solid 14K yellow gold with round brilliant cut diamonds, hand set by our jeweler, Fernando. They can also be made in white gold or even without diamonds and in a lot of different designs, ranging from about $150 for plain gold up to $500 in diamonds. They are fun to collect for different occasions also. (If you want to know, yes, the XO XO H is Gossip Girl inspired).
I think I want this one next. Speaking of Nantucket...