The metal pieces I use are either gold-plated or gold-filled, unless otherwise noted in the description. With the proper care, the life of these pieces can be maximized.
- 14k gold-filled and plated products are resistant to tarnishing because the outside layer is actually gold and is thick enough to prevent oxidation of the inner material.
- Do not use a chemical jewelry cleaner or treated cloths.
- I recommend minimizing exposure to moisture and chemicals such as perfumes, salt water and chlorine in swimming pools as they take their toll on fine jewelry.
- Use mild liquid dish soap (the best is the blue Dawn) and water to remove oil build up, then dry it thoroughly with a clean soft cloth. You can lightly use a polishing cloth, but be gentle!
- Avoid getting any fragrance on your jewelry, putting on your pieces after you've sprayed any perfume to avoid it interacting with the metal.
- Wait to put your jewelry on until your moisturizer is absorbed.
- Do not wear your gold plated jewelry while exercising, swimming or showering.
- Wipe your jewelry gently after wearing it with a very soft cloth or cotton ball to remove buildup of dust or dirt.
- If possible, keep it stored in a zipper bag away from sun when not wearing to extend its life and reduce premature tarnishing or fading.
If you have questions on how to care for your jewelry, please reach out and ask me at firstname.lastname@example.org.