Jewelry Care

Keep jewelry away from water, moisture, and chemicals.

Does plated jewelry tarnish?

Gold / rhodium plated jewelry is jewelry with a gold / rhodium layer on top of sterling silver or brass to protect the piece, all plated jewelry will eventually tarnish with time and usage.

There are multiple methods to extend the lifespan of your plated jewelry. Please continue reading our jewelry care guide below.

How to keep Your jewelry from tarnishing?

1. Store It Properly

Store your jewelry in your jewelry box or ziplock bag. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight as it will cause discoloration and dullness. 

2. Keep It Dry  

Keep your jewelry away from moisture and liquid. Remove your jewelry when you apply lotion or cream, wash your hands, bathe, swim, spray perfume, and sweat. If your piece gets wet, wipe it dry immediately.  

3. Keep it away from sweat

Sweat will cause discolorations on your jewelry. If your sweat has a highly acidic characteristic, the jewelry that you are wearing will tarnish or fade easier when you perspire. Therefore, please wash away the sweat on your jewelry and always keep it dry.  

4. Avoid contact with chemicals

Keep your jewelry away from seawater, pool water, sunscreen, shampoo, perfume, bleach, hot spring, dye, and other chemicals. 

5. Carefully clean with Polishing Cloth or Cleaning Solution 

Only clean your jewelry with a polishing cloth or dip it in cleaning solution when it's tarnished. They may wipe off or strip away the protective coating of your plated jewelry.  

How do I clean tarnished jewelry?

1. Silver & Gold Polishing Cloth 

It helps for buffing a shiny surface of jewelry.

2. Jewelry Cleaning Solution 

To effectively remove tarnish from your jewelry, it is recommended to use liquid or paste polish. However, it is important to avoid excessive cleaning as it can potentially damage the silver or gold, causing surface pitting.

*If the above methods don't work on your tarnished jewelry, you are welcome to request jewelry repair from us.

Can I wear my jewelry in the shower?

It is recommended to take off your plated jewelry while bathing and exercising.

Materials FAQs

✦Metal Plating

Our jewelry is plated with 14-18K gold, using 0.5-2.5 microns plating. This process gives our jewelry a shiny finish, adds protection, and enhances durability. We have two types of plated jewelry available: Gold plated and Rhodium plated.

*Continue reading for additional information.

✦Gold Vermeil

Gold Vermeil refers to sterling silver that is plated with a layer of real gold. In order to be considered as true vermeil jewelry in the United States, the piece has to meet certain criteria.

1. Its base must consist of sterling silver
2. Plated in gold of at least 10 karats
3. Gold plating thickness at least 2.5 microns

✦Does Gold Vermeil Tarnish?

Gold vermeil jewelry can last for years with proper care. It is ideal for everyday wear. Just be aware that gold vermeil can tarnish over time due to the effects of oxidation on its sterling silver base. Luckily, if you clean and maintain a piece of gold vermeil jewelry regularly, those signs of age can generally be removed. 

✦Beige/Champagne Gold

Our gold-plated jewelry has a hint of pinkish hue that is lighter than traditional yellow gold, yet a little more subtle than rose gold ,which looks amazing on every skin tone.

✦What is the difference between 14K, 18K, and 24K gold?

K=Karat is the unit used to measure the purity of gold.

*Alloys are added to gold is to make them strong.

24K is very soft, making it not very ideal for everyday wear. Thus, most jewelers opt to work in 14K and 18K which are both very strong.

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