Our jewelry is made from high quality precious metals and materials, however care is required to ensure the longevity of your jewelry purchase.
Proper care and storage will preserve your jewelry for many years.
Caring for Gold Filled / Plated Jewelry:
- Avoid contact with perfumes, sprays, lotions, water or soaps.
- Remove jewelry when showering, swimming or exercising.
- Store jewelry separately in an airtight plastic bag or pouch will help prevent tarnishing.
- Store pieces away from heat, humidity and exposure to moisture.
- Do not store mixed jewelry together.
- Gently clean with a soft cotton or microfiber cloth.
- We do not use jewelry polishing cloths as they may contain polishing chemicals and can be too abrasive on gold filled or gold plated pieces.
- For a deeper cleaning, warm water and a very mild dish soap can remove dirt and restore shine.
- Ensure jewelry is dried thoroughly with soft cloth
Factors that can affect Reactions to Jewelry and Tarnishing:
- Metals are reactive. Chemicals, sweat, oils and moisture can cause tarnishing.
- Individual Body Chemistry (sulphur, sulphides, amino acids from perspiration, hormones and even medication) can affect how metals react and oxidize.
- Environmental elements can also affect the rate of oxidation.
Stainless Steel: Durable and long-lasting. Corrosion and rust resistant. Considered a Hypoallergenic Metal (Stainless steel does contain tiny traces of nickel so it may be unsuitable to people with acute nickel allergies.)
925 Sterling Silver: Considered a Hypoallergenic Metal. Sterling Silver pieces will naturally develop a vintage patina over time.
14K / 18K Solid Gold: Anti-tarnish, Hypoallergenic and can be worn in the shower, swimming, exercising etc.
Alloy Metal: An alloy is a combination of two or more metals such as zinc, nickel, copper, silver, etc. For example, brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.