How do I care for my 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry?
As a result of a chemical reaction with oxygen or sulfur particles in the air, sterling silver can tarnish - meaning that it can appear darker or look dirty. However, this is a natural reaction that occurs with all sterling silver and usually happens when not properly stored or by not being worn. The oils in our body actually help prevent it from becoming dirty or tarnished, so the more it is worn, the better!
If you notice it tarnishing, there is no need to worry! Simply using a silver polish cloth and/or liquid silver polish will shine it right back up. The quality of the silver is NOT affected, it is just a layer that sits on top of the metal that can easily be wiped away. (If your jewelry has a stone DO NOT put the stone in the liquid solution, dip a cue tip in the solution and clean just the silver)
How do I care for my gold filled jewelry?
Go head, get it wet, wear it all day everyday! We use both 14k and 18k gold filled, and it is super durable and high quality. However it is better for the longevity of your pieces to remove them in saltwater or chlorine as they can be harsh on metals. Wearing it while using basic lotions is okay, remove it or work around it when putting on anything strong- retinol, peels, glycolic acid etc. At the end of the day gold filled is water resistant, but harsh chemicals over time, like a long time, of constant wear in these conditions, can change the look of your piece. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
About Gold Vermeil
Gold vermeil is the highest quality method of gold plating and is a great alternative to solid gold. What does vermeil mean? Pronounced ver-may, it is a thick layer of gold, required to measure 2.5 microns with 925 sterling silver always at its base. This is 5 times thicker and longer-lasting than regular gold-plated jewelry, and 100 times thicker than flash-plated jewelry. It is a super heavy and durable method of plating that can last a lifetime. Our vermeil is 14k gold that is 2.5 microns thick, giving you the look and feel of solid gold jewelry at a fraction of the price!
How do I care for my 14k Gold Vermeil Jewelry?
Our jewelry is plated with longevity as our priority which is why we use a thickness of gold that is significantly higher than flash plated jewelry. However, as with any jewelry that is not solid gold, plating can naturally rub off over time when consistently exposed to air pollution, water, moisture and items like lotions and perfumes. Even our skins pH can affect its longevity. SO, the more you remove your jewelry before showering, working out, swimming and applying creams or sanitizers, the longer it will last!
Will it be ok if it gets wet from time to time? Yes, but to help extend the life of your piece, we suggest to remove your jewelry BEFORE doing any of the above!
If you do notice wearing, please contact us to inquire about our re-plating services.
Our Jewelry is finished with anti tarnish, however, as silver is the base metal, it can oxidize due to oxygen and sulfur in the air if not stored properly. To reduce the chances of oxidation and when not being worn, make sure to store your jewelry in a sealed bag or box in a dry, cool place.
If you notice any oxidation spots, it is easy to restore the shine of gold vermeil jewelry.
To clean, rinse in warm soapy water and buff gently with a soft and dry 100% cotton or microfiber cloth.
Do NOT use a chemical cleaner on your vermeil jewelry!
When not being worn, and to reduce tarnishing store your jewelry in a sealed bag or box in a dry, cool place.