We all now know the importance of hand washing, especially when the coronavirus is prevalent.

Since everyone is trying to avoid infection, we have received many questions about wearing watches and rings, and whether they have a negative impact on health.

Can rings and other jewelry become carriers of COVID-19?

According to many experts, coronaviruses live longer on metal surfaces, such as our rings, watches and bracelets. Even if you wash your hands with a ring, some infections will remain under the jewelry. Although it is unclear whether these residues will affect the spread 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.

Our advice for wearing rings and bracelets during COVID-19:

1) Do not wipe expensive gems and metals with fungicides, as this may negatively affect your favorite jewelry.

2) Weigh the pros and cons of wearing jewelry during COVID-19, consider not wearing jewelry for the time being.

3) If you choose to continue wearing your jewelry, be extra careful and clean it at least twice a day.

Take care of yourself and keep your distance!

How to wash your hands correctly

We recommend the following four steps:

1) Wet your hands with clean tap water. To save water, turn off the tap when applying soap.

2) Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. This is about the time required to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.

3) Wash your hands.

4) Dry your hands with a clean towel.

In the event that we are taking extraordinary measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, we believe that it is a wise practice to remove the ring/bracelet/jewelry when washing your hands—or perhaps completely restrict wearing now.