Caring for solid gold: Jewelry is very delicate so make sure to treat it gently and with lots of TLC! To clean it, use mild dishwashing soap and warm water and rub it gently using your fingers or a very soft bristled brush. Make sure to rinse off all of the excess soap and pat gently with a soft cloth. To maintain its beautiful shine, store it in a safe, dry, enclosed area.
Gold Filled: Gold filled jewelry is multiple layers of gold that is bonded with very high heat and pressure onto a base metal that is usually brass or copper. The amount of gold used to bond onto the base metal is a 100 times more gold than regular gold plating which equals about 5% of pure gold. Thanks to this higher percentage of gold used in gold filled jewelry, it is much thicker and much more durable. This kind of jewelry is able to withstand more daily wear and tear and is able to withstand wearing in the shower and to bed.
Caring for gold filled: In order to clean your gold filled jewelry, use warm water and mild dish soap with a very soft toothbrush to scrub off any dirt or debris from your jewelry to make it nice and shiny and bright again. You can also use a soft cotton polishing cloth to wipe it clean from time to time. Just make sure the polishing cloth you’re using doesn’t contain any treated chemicals on it because it may be harmful to your gold filled jewelry in the long run. Make sure to store your gold filled jewelry in a safe, dry place.
Gold Vermeil: Gold vermeil (pronounced ver-may) jewelry is a thick layer of gold that is bonded onto sterling silver as its base metal. There is no other base metal that can be used to classify as gold vermeil. It ALWAYS has to be sterling silver to be considered gold vermeil. The coating of gold that surrounds the metal is thicker than regular gold plating which makes it longer lasting. Our gold vermeil jewelry is 14 carats of gold with 2.5 microns of thickness. For reference, regular gold plated jewelry is usually about 0.5-1 micron thick.
Caring for gold vermeil: Gold vermeil jewelry is also delicate and needs to be properly taken care of. Make sure to take off your jewelry before showering, going in the pool/ocean, and before going to bed. Keep your gold vermeil jewelry away from harsh chemicals such as sunscreen and perfume, so make sure to apply these products first and put your jewelry on last. In order to clean this type of jewelry, use a soft polishing cloth to wipe it down and then keep it in a safe, dry storage unit.
Gold plated: Gold plated jewelry is made up of a thin layer of real gold that is electroplated to a base metal like brass, copper, or sterling silver. It contains about .05% of gold. All of our jewelry is always gold plated with silver as the base metal. We prefer to do gold over silver so that your jewelry over time will never turn black since it doesn’t contain brass as the base metal.
Caring for gold plated: It is very important that you care for your gold plated jewelry well in order for its gold color to last as long as possible. Always take off your jewelry before showering, going in the pool/ocean, and going to bed. It should always be the last thing you put on when you get ready for the day, meaning perfume and sunscreen and hair products should be applied before you put on your jewelry. Any harsh chemicals that come into contact with it will quicken the fading of the gold. In order to clean this kind of jewelry, you can use a soft polishing cloth to get rid of any dirt or impurities. Make sure to keep it stored in a safe and dry area.
Rhodium plated over silver: Rhodium is a member of the platinum group that is a whitish-silver metallic element that is highly reflective and hypoallergenic. Rhodium doesn’t easily corrode, oxidize, or react to skin which makes it an ideal candidate for people who don’t usually like to take off their jewelry. The rhodium protects the sterling silver underneath from scratches and wear.
Caring for rhodium plated over silver: You can easily clean this type of material with mild dishwashing soap and warm water. Make sure to rub gently with your fingers and you will start to see the water become cloudy from all the dirt and debris being cleaned out. Rinse out all of the excess soap and pat it dry with a soft towel. Always store your jewelry in a safe, dry place.
Sterling silver: Sterling silver is an alloy consisting of 92.5% weight of silver and the other 7.5% by weight of other metals like copper. Silver has to be mixed with other metals and alloys to maintain its hardness. If you buy jewelry that is 99.9% silver, it is very hard to wear on a daily basis because of how soft and malleable the metal is, making it really inconvenient to wear. Most sterling silver jewelry has a thin coating os 99.9% of pure silver to give it its shiny white finish.
Caring for sterling silver: Sterling silver is susceptible to oxidization which is a natural reaction the metal has from its outside elements. Frequent polishing with a sterling silver specific polishing cloth will help minimize the oxidizing. Once you see your silver metal start to darken, it can easily be removed with your polishing cloth. However, if left untreated for too long, the darkened areas will become more difficult to remove and will eventually require professional cleaning. Make sure to keep your sterling silver jewelry away from harsh chemicals, chlorine, and moisture. Keep your jewelry stored in a safe, dry area.
Freshwater pearls: All of our pearl jewelry are genuine freshwater pearls. These kinds of pearls are cultured and farmed mainly in China. They come in many different shapes and sizes, all unique in their own way. Our pearls are highly lustrous and high quality which means they need to be taken care of very well. Pearls are delicate and prone to scratching, so make sure to store your pearl jewelry in safe, dry places. Our pearl necklaces and bracelets are handmade and hand strung with silk thread, so it is important to take off your pearls before going in the shower, the pool, and the ocean. Frequent exposure to moisture will perish the silk threading. Another reason you shouldn’t wear your pearls in water is because natural pearls are porous. The more you expose these pearls in water, the more the shine is dulled and the luster is not as high quality anymore. Keep your pearl jewelry away from perfumes, harsh chemicals, and sunscreens. Treat your pearls with the ultimate TLC!
Semi-precious gemstones: There are two tiers of gemstones: precious and semi-precious. Precious stones consist of diamonds, emeralds, ruby, and sapphire. Semi-precious stones consist of amethyst, garnet, blue topaz, peridot, citrine, etc. We carry mostly semi-precious stones of the best quality. They come in different cuts like the emerald cut, oval cut, and round cut.14k Solid Gold: 14k gold is an alloy metal that will never oxidize or discolor. Because of its lifetime duration, it is much more expensive and an investment as well. Our jewelry is always 14 carats, which means it is blended with other metals to enhance its durability. Pure gold is 24 carats and that is extremely easy to bend and not ideal for wearing jewelry like this everyday. The difference between 14k yellow gold and 14k white gold is the rhodium finish. 14k white gold has a rhodium coating around it to give it a beautiful white, platinum finish.