Jewelry should be treated with care.
Our items are 14 karat gold plated over brass or over sterling silver, or sterling silver. The plating will fade over time due to contact with hard surfaces, water, perfume, lotion, and cleaning products.
To keep your jewelry as sparkling and happy as possible, here are a few simple guidelines to ensure the longevity of your jewelry.
- Avoid water contact where possible. Do not wear (plated) jewelry when in the swimming pool or while bathing or showering.
- Avoid contact with cleaning products.
Stay away from jewelry cleaners and antibacterial soaps which may have certain components that will make your gold plated jewelry tarnish more quickly.
- Avoid contact with perfumes, lotions, makeup or any other product in this family. Wait until your lotion or cream is dry or has been absorbed by your skin before you wear your gold plated ring, bracelet or necklace.
Store like items together. Do not store gold plating and silver plating together. The different metals will cause each other to tarnish, fade and/or turn colors. Have different storage places for different colors of metals like gold and rose gold. Store in a dry area.
- Don’t wear your plated jewelry when you’ll be sweating profusely.
Take care when dressing and undressing, put jewelry on last, or take it off first.
Do not jank or pull chains.
- Store jewelry away from direct sunlight or heat.
- How long the plating will last differs per person; usage and treatment, therefore we cannot give any guarantee on plated jewelry.
- If your gold-plated jewelry is starting to look a bit dull. Clean your plated jewelry gently with a soft damp cotton cloth. Wipe the jewelry lightly to remove surface dust and dirt. Do not rub it.
- As gemstones have a higher density than precious metals and your jewelry may be scratched if they are kept together. A soft cloth pouch or a jewelry box are good options for storing your jewelry.
- Gemstones are a product of nature and are therefore unique and may vary slightly in size, color or appearance
- Gemstones may also change color or appearance due to sunlight or contact with water or other liquids