Wearing sterling silver jewellery in water depends on the specific piece and your intentions. Generally, it’s safe to wear sterling silver jewellery in water because it is relatively durable and can handle occasional exposure to water without significant harm.
However, for the long-term preservation of your silver jewellery, it’s recommended to minimize prolonged exposure to water, especially in situations involving chlorine (e.g., swimming pools) or saltwater (e.g., ocean). These elements can contribute to tarnishing and accelerate wear over time. If you plan to frequently wear jewelry in water, you might consider opting for solid gold pieces, as they tend to be more resistant to tarnish and water-related effects.