If you have piercings, and you live near a beach, chances are you've sacrificed some jewelry to the sea gods at some point in your life, no matter how careful you tried to be. Is all hope lost though? What can you do if your piercing falls out at the beach?
The sad fact is, the beach is pretty much the worst possible place to lose a piercing, full-stop. Between the currents, breaking waves, and murky sand, whatever you lost is probably lost for good, be it your brand new earrings or your de-elasticized bikini bottoms (hey, it happens). It's just one of those sad and unchangeable facts of life.
That said, if you're at a calm beach with relatively calm (and clear) waters — like, say, Waikiki— there might be a tiny sliver of a chance you could find them — grab your best snorkel and go for a little bit of amateur diving. But even then it can be something of a sticky situation — after all, Kim and her then-husband Kris Humphries were famously unsuccessful when it came to recovering a certain $75,000 diamond earring in the serene and crystal clear waters of Bora Bora.
If you really, really need the jewelry back, you might also consider hiring someone with a metal detector to comb the beach for you. It's a little unconventional, and it might be tough to find someone in your area that's reliable, but wedding bands have been found — which is pretty darn impressive in and of itself.
Perhaps your best course of action in this situation, though, is to leave your piercings at home when headed beachside — and if you absolutely must wear them, go for a super-duper secure set that won't fall off, such as screwback earrings, or small hoops.
Bottom line? Leave the $75K bling at home, and you should be fine. And even if you lose it, make sure you have a Kourtney Kardashian in your life who can put things in perspective.