Caring for Your Jewelry

Dust, pollution, cosmetics and perfumes can dull the brilliance of a gemstone and affect the surface of gold vermeil and sterling silver. We suggest that you take the time to properly store and care for your jewelry, as we are not responsible for the maintenance of your pieces. It should always be removed prior to showering, and put on after perfumes.

Since many genuine gemstones are quite delicate, hot water, harsh chemicals and cleaners should be avoided at all times. Very porous stones such as pearls, opals and emeralds should be cleaned using an untreated, dry, soft cloth.

Proper storage helps to prevent scratching of stones and metal. It is best to keep jewelry away from extreme heat or moisture. Be careful not to place heavy objects on top of your jewelry during storage and to be gentle when putting on or removing your jewelry.

Caring for Gold Vermeil

Gold vermeil is an overlay of gold over a base of sterling silver and requires special care. Remember to remove before applying perfumes, lotions, or before bathing. Chlorine, especially at high temperatures, can permanently damage or discolour your gold vermeil jewelry. Avoid wearing gold vermeil jewelry while using chlorine bleach or while in a pool or hot tub.

We use 18 karat, 3-5 micron gold plating, which ages to a 10 karat colour with wear. As rings are worn on the hand, and are exposed to more frequent rubbing, they will often tarnish more quickly than necklaces or earrings.  We do not offer re-plating of our gold vermeil designs.

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