Our gold-plated jewellery is made by electroplating 18k gold onto durable brass and silver.
Gold-plated jewellery requires extra care so we encourage you to follow these simple instructions
to get the most wear out of your gold-plated pieces.
The nature of gold-plating means you need to take extra care when wearing
gold-plated jewellery. It’s important to remember that all metal is susceptible to
natural wear and will eventually oxidise, fade or require expert maintenance in its lifetime.
- Remove your jewellery when exercising, washing your hands, showering, swimming or doing anything that involves moisture. Contact with liquid may cause oxidisation or discolouration. In other words, when there’s liquid there should be no wear.
- Ensure your hands are clean and dry when handling all gold-plated jewellery.
- Cleaning your gold-plated jewellery regularly will increase the lifespan of your piece. We recommend using a professional, high-quality jewellery cleaning solution to clean your jewellery. Do not use harsh chemicals or cleaners that aren’t specifically made for gold-plated jewellery.
- Rub, don’t buff. Use a cleaning solution, warm water and a soft cloth to clean your gold-plated items. We don’t recommend using a microfiber or cotton cloth to clean your gold-plated jewellery as this may strip away the plating. Do not apply a lot of pressure when rubbing, be gentle and ensure that your jewellery is completely dry if you’ve used a liquid to clean it.
- Keep away from perfume, cosmetics and body and hair sprays.
- Store your jewellery in a secure pouch, box or air-tight container out of direct sunlight and away from heat.
- Take extra care of your gemstones, they may chip or become dislodged if dropped or improperly stored.
925 Sterling Silver is an alloy made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. We plate our silver jewellery in rhodium, which gives it extra shine and durability. Rhodium is one of the costliest precious metals due to its rarity.
- H2O sensitive. Avoid water when wearing your piece, because over time the sterling silver will oxidize.
- However, the oils in your skin help keep sterling silver from oxidizing faster. So, wear often, and keep your piece in a velvet pouch or box to keep oxygen at bay.
Gold Vermeil, not to be confused with regular gold plating, gold vermeil is a much thicker layer of gold which gives the pieces their long-lasting color. We use 18k gold that is a minimum of 2.5 microns thick layered over sterling silver.
- Sweat and water, no thank you. Before exercising or showering, remove your vermeil jewelry. Clean your piece by buffing gently with a dry cloth and store it in a pouch.
Gold vermeil is a thick coating of 18ct gold over sterling silver. Although gold vermeil can last when properly cared for, it may become dirty and fade slightly with wear. However, you wont believe how long your gold will last if you follow our simple golden rules.
Store your jewellery away from direct sunlight when its not being worn.
Remove your gold vermeil jewellery when showering, exercising and swimming (scratches and scuffs can scratch away the gold)
Do not wear your jewellery overnight
Potions and lotions will corrode the gold coating, so always put Jewellery on after applying perfume
Wear rubber gloves when cleaning as bleach and harsh chemicals can thin the gold overlay