What’s key to remember when taking care of the precious metals that your JEWELRY is made of?
925 silver, also known as 925 sterling silver, is 92.5% silver with the remaining percentage in copper. Silver must be combined with other metals, such as copper or brass, in order to work the material more easily and create beautiful designs. Pure silver is not likely to tarnish. However, the copper contained in 925 silver can react to ozone and hydrogen sulfide in the air which may cause the silver in your jewelry to tarnish. There are several ways to take care of your jewelery to maintain its luster.
Here are our tips:
- Wear your 925 silver jewelry daily. The oils in your skin will “clean” the sterling silver every time you wear it.
- Remove your jewelry during sports training, swimming in the pool, or intense activities; Perspiration can cause your jewelry to tarnish.
- Another way is to place your jewelry in an airtight container with an anti-tarnish strip to absorb moisture (anti-tarnish strips are available on Amazon).
Gold plating is a process in which a layer of gold is applied to the surface of another metal. Since our jewelry is not 100% gold, gold plating will eventually fade over time. There are several ways to take care of your jewelry, in order to maintain the brilliance of the gold.
Here are our tips:
- Don’t spray perfume on your gold-plated jewelry.
- Wait until your lotion or cream is dry or absorbed by your skin before wearing your gold-plated jewelry.
- Remove your gold-plated jewelry during sports training, swimming in the pool, or intense activities; perspiration can cause your jewelry to tarnish.
Prevent your jewelry from coming into contact with the following substances:
- Nail polish
- Nail polish remover
Clean your gold-plated jewelry daily with a soft cotton cloth; this will maintain all their brilliance. Warning: “polishing cloth” prohibited.
If your jewelry needs more cleaning, you can clean it by leaving it for a few minutes in warm soapy water followed by wiping it dry with a soft cotton cloth. Be careful not to use anti-bacterial soaps.
To avoid scratches, keep your jewelry in their cases.