You can lose jewelry while swimming due to negligence, as well as due to a lack of design of the jewelry itself.
Unfortunately, some of the accessories are made in such a way that their locks are easily unfastened during swimming, and items made of gold or other metals are lost even without serious damage.
Jewelry, the design of the locks on which is not intended for active swimming in sea or river water, is one of the most common «losses». In terms of the frequency of finds among treasure hunters, they are second only to pendants and wedding rings.
In this regard, it is extremely important for every vacationer to understand what accessories cannot be taken to the beach, and also what can cause their obligatory loss.
As mentioned above, one of the most common reasons for loss of jewelry is the imperfect design of locks on gold bracelets, chains and earrings.
The most insidious in this regard are the clasps of bracelets or chains of the “eight”, “crutch” and “carbine” types.
Chains and bracelets found on the beaches. Chains and bracelets found on the beaches.
The figure eight and crutch keep the chain/bracelet from breaking very securely. However, while swimming, it is these castles that often do not show their best side. Active swimming and big waves can shift part of the castle so that it unfastens and its owner does not even notice it. This happens especially often if the fastener was deformed or stretched before swimming.
The carabiner can also cause jewelry to be lost. Although in itself this type of lock design is very durable, without proper maintenance it may still not fulfill its main function.
If you catch such a chain on some object, then the curved part of the lock, made in the form of a hook, can slightly unbend. This will not be noticeable in ordinary life, however, during swimming, the gap between the hook and the latch can serve as a kind of gate into which the chain link will easily pass and it will unfasten.
In this regard, bracelets with locks of the “box” and “screw” types are considered more reliable.
Carabiner clasps and box Carabiner clasps and box
According to treasure hunters who surf the sea beaches in search of gold, gold and silver bracelets lose less often than chains, because even when they break, they often remain on the owner’s neck. Crosses and pendants from broken chains are found more often, since they fall faster and more imperceptibly from an unbuttoned item.
Gold earrings in the ranking of jewelry that are most often lost on the beach take the second place of honor, ahead of chains and pendants.
Their loss is also associated with the design of fasteners.
Types of fasteners. earrings. Types of fasteners. earrings.
The most common «loses» have such types of locks as a loop and a bracket. The rest are rarely found.
The leader in the number of lost jewelry are rings with inserts.
They are lost on the beaches more often than other jewelry. At the same time, wedding rings are extremely rare.
The reason for the loss of rings lies in the physical properties of the body. During a long stay in the water, the fingers simply become a little thinner, from which the rings fall off very easily.
Gold ring. An example of finding jewelry on the beach. Gold ring. An example of finding jewelry on the beach.
An interesting point. The owner changes ordinary rings once every few years, each time acquiring a more free decoration for a grown finger. This makes it much easier for the ring to jump off in the water.
Wedding rings, on the other hand, are worn even when they become a little small, and therefore they are more difficult to remove in water and are lost many times less often.