Jewelry is one of our most cherished accessories. It’s eye catching, it gives us sentimental feels and directs our outfit in the direction we need it to go. But even the most durable jewelry needs some tender love and care. With the right care, our collection will last a lifetime!
18k Gold Filled, Rhodium and Gemstones
Our fancy collection contains pieces that are gold filled and rhodium plated over Brass or Sterling Silver. We want to make sure you preserve the plating as long as possible. Here are a few tips on how to best care for your jewelry.
1. Wash your pieces before you put them away.
Most people tend to get home and take off their jewelry and just put them away. But did you know that by doing that you're jewelry can have an opaque appearance? Thats because its been in contact with your skin, the external ambiance, sweat, dust and other types of pollution. Ideally, you should wash your chains with a flannel fabric and dry them to remove all dirt and then they will return to your jewelry box maintaining its shine.
2. Choose carefully a jewelry organizer.
Jewelry boxes and drawer dividers are the best options. Gold filled jewelry should not be piled on top of each other. This causes the jewelry to possibly scratch one another, tangle up, and in some cases ruin your jewelry.
3. Keep your jewelry protected.
The nightmare of oxidation is the principal reason that your jewelry darkens. That is why we must guarantee that our jewelry is stored away in a place that is dry and clean, away from accesize heat of light and chemical products such as alcohol, perfume and lotion for example.
4. Keep a little bag of silica gel in your jewelry storage.
This little bag absorbs the moisture and humidity present in the space, protecting all your jewelry pieces.
5. Store them in a surface of fabric
This will help keep the jewelry from sliding everytime you move the space and prevent it from scratches.
6. Never mix high quality jewelry with basic accessories.
Like they say, one bad apple can spoil the bunch. Your jewelry may be compromised by mixing high quality metals with lower quality metals and ruin your high quality jewelry by being put away together for too long.
7. Lastly, seperate your jewelry by categories.
Leave the ones you mostly use with easier access to facilitate your styling and quickly add to your look with your beautiful jewelry.
When cleaning your plated jewelry and gemstones, use with warm water and a mild liquid soap (something like Ivory Dish soap) with a very soft brush. Do NOT use toothpaste of any kind or a hard toothbrush.
To extend the life of your gold plated and Rhodium jewelry, buff gently with a soft and dry 100% cotton cloth or a microfiber cloth. Do not use jewelry cleaner on gold filled jewelry.