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.