Jewelry Care

GOLD FILLED and GOLD PLATED JEWELRY
The golds' durability and longevity depends on what touches your jewelry (chemicals and other substances); what residues stay on, or get removed from cleaning, your jewelry; and how you store it.

Following these care steps will help your jewelry last as long as possible:
  • Remove jewelry during physical activities that cause perspiration.
  • Remove jewelry when using shampoos, soaps, lotions, perfumes, sunscreen, makeup, hairspray and other chemicals. We recommend putting on your jewelry after and/or once these substances have dried.
  • Remove jewelry when entering hot tubs, pools, spas, ocean.
  • To gently remove any residue on your jewelry piece, please only use a soft cloth to do so. Bath towels, paper towels and even tissue are micro-abrasive and should not be used to clean your jewelry.
  • For a deep clean, which is recommended a few times per month if worn often, fill a small bowl with lukewarm water and a small amount of gentle soap; soak your jewelry for a few minutes; rinse the jewelry with lukewarm water to remove the soap; pat dry with a soft cloth. Make sure the jewelry is completely dry before storing it. 
  • Store your clean jewelry in a dry and air-tight area. For example, a ziploc bag.  The more airflow, the increased chance of oxidation.
  • Unfortunately, our own individual body chemistry may cause the jewelry to tarnish more quickly than for others or cause a reaction. The good news is that the majority don't have an issue with this. If you don't know how gold jewelry reacts with your skin, there is only one way to find out...by trying it! We hope that the jewelry likes your skin as much as you like our jewelry.

STERLING SILVER

It's normal for sterling silver to tarnish due to the combination of metals. Tarnishing especially happens when exposed to heat, moisture, humidity and sulfur in the air. A few ways to delay tarnishing is by wearing the jewelry, and when it's not being worn, storing it in an airtight container or zip-lock bag with an anti-tarnish strip, or storing it in a jewelry box or other enclosed place with a desiccant packet to absorb any humidity, which will protect the jewelry.  When sterling silver tarnishes you can easily clean it with a sterling silver jewelry cleaner or polishing cloth and it will look as good as new.