Chain necklaces, chunky rings, and delicate anklets are an easy way to add personality to bathing suit ensembles-that is, until they turn your skin green. Tarnished jewelry should be the last thing on your mind as you enjoy a summer outdoors, which is why we've found the most durable and stylish jewelry options for beach days. Skip the copper or nickel, as these can oxidize when worn against the skin, and also look out for jewelry made from alloyed metals, which means copper or nickle may be mixed in with the dominant metal, like gold or silver, to strengthen it. Instead, opt for stainless steel, solid gold, or titanium, which provide long-lasting and wearable options for waterproof accessories that fit your lifestyle and aesthetic. Here, check out our seven favorite beach-friendly jewelry picks for a tarnish-free summer.
The entire Bohomoon jewelry collection is made with stainless steel, a sleek metal that won't tarnish or rust with wear. For a trendy option, go for the Horoscope anklet ($15), available in a silver or gold finish.
Sustainable, fairly-priced jewelry brand Linjer carries a variety of solid gold pieces that are safe to wear during all summer activities. These classic Sonia hoops ($188), made of recycled gold, will become your go-to jewelry staple this summer.