Jewelry Cleaning & Care
How do I clean my jewelry?
Great question! Here are some blog posts with step by step guides to how to clean your jewelry. Here are some articles we wrote below that will help guide you:
What's the best way to travel with my jewelry so it doesn't get damaged or tangled?
You should store your jewelry in a cool, dry place. Always re-clasp your necklaces after you take them off. It helps to hang your necklaces. Read more here: How to Safely & Easily Travel with Jewelry
Will my gold plate wear off eventually?
We design our pieces in two types of gold. For many pieces we use a Sterling Silver base and then a 24K Gold Plate finish. This finish does tarnish a little but because of the quality and the make, it will last virtually forever as long as you take care of it. For our more expensive custom pieces we use Pure Gold Fill which cannot wear off because the entire piece is made from the same metals.
What is gold filled? Is it the same as gold plate?
Gold filled is different from solid gold and from gold plate. Gold filled is a thick layer of gold that through heat and pressure has been bonded to a base metal core. This is different from gold plate, which only contains a microscopic layer of gold that is painted on that will eventually wear off. For more information on different types of metals, check out our guide to jewelry metals:
What is 925 silver?
Real 925 sterling silver jewelry typically has certain marks on it to indicate its purity. These marks include "925", ".925" or "S925", to represent the 92.5 percent pure silver that exists. Fine silver, for example 99.9% pure silver, is relatively soft, so silver is usually alloyed with copper to increase its hardness and strength.
Why does brass make my skin green?
Verdigris is the common name for a green pigment obtained through the application of acetic acid to copper plates or the natural patina formed when copper, brass or bronze is weathered and exposed to air or seawater over a period of time. For some, their PH levels have a reaction to the brass metal elements and can turn their skin slightly green. It is totally harmless and washed off with some basic hand soap. Nothing to be alarmed about.