We make all of my Jewelry using high quality genuine gemstones, Swarovski crystals and metal: Sterling silver, 14k gold filled or rose gold filled. We use only high quality materials to make our jewelry. However, to maintain its quality and a beautiful look you need to follow certain rules regarding its storage and cleaning.
To maintain the beauty of your jewelry, whether it is gold filled or solid gold, salt water, chlorine (swimming pools) and all heavy detergents and cleaning agents should be avoided.
GOLD FILLED: Gold Filled is a fabulous alternative to purchasing solid gold. With a thick layer of gold against your skin, it is a joy both visually and in price. Gold Filled jewelry looks gorgeous and wears beautifully due to the higher gold content and improved methods of production. Its a beautiful and affordable alternative to solid 14k gold, and is perfect for those with sensitive skin.
Gold Filled jewelry is created by applying gold over a base metal such as brass, rhodium, copper or sterling silver. To be called Gold Filled, the gold content must be at least 1/20th the weight of the total piece. This is what stands Gold Filled apart from Gold Plated. There is not a minimum gold quantity required in order to be termed Gold Plated.
Under normal wearing conditions, and with proper care, your gold filled jewelry can last a lifetime.
To keep your 14k Gold filled jewelry sparkling, it should be washed regularly in warm water and soap with a soft brush. Gently pat dry with a soft towel afterwards.
Gold fill can also be cleaned using a special cloth for jewelry.
In rare instances of extreme sulfide exposure the gold-filled can blacken. Gold-filled exposure to chemicals or acids will damage the gold layers and erode the product’s integrity. Gold-filled is not recommended in extremely humid environments where there are also high levels of pollutants in the air. These are extreme conditions that are unlikely to happen. Usually, gold filled just requires light surface cleaning with an untreated cloth or mild soapy water.
STERLING SILVER does tarnish, especially if not worn and left alone stored for months. Tarnish colors can be a golden color or black. It is caused by oxidization and moisture. The tarnish can be cleaned and removed with a polishing cloth or silver cleaner.