The Care Guide
Our jewelry is handcrafted using the finest, ethically sourced materials with a minimum of 30% upcycled metals in the process. We put a lot of consideration into the materials we use. Our pieces are made to withstand real life, and with proper jewelry cleaning, they will continue to shine.
All our 14k gold jewelry is stamped with “14K” except for our Thin Ring, Thin Bangle and Thin Earring. All of our sterling silver and 18k gold vermeil pieces are stamped with “925” due to their sterling silver core.
How To Care For 18K Gold Vermeil Jewelry:
- Excess sweat and water? No thank you.
- Always remove your gold jewelry before exercising, washing your hands or showering.
- Apply perfumes, creams and hair care products before wearing your gold pieces.
- To clean gold jewelry, buff gently with a dry cloth.
14K Solid Gold
14k Solid Gold Solid gold is a precious metal that will not oxidize or discolor. The 14k alloy gives our pieces their beautiful, subtle hue. 14k solid gold is also an active lifestyle's best friend: it scratches less and doesn't bend or wear out as easily as 18k. Our 14k white gold jewelry is finished with rhodium plating for extra shine and durability. To ensure a positive impact on both the environment and local communities, 40% of our 14k pieces are made with certified recycled gold and 60% with responsibly mined gold. All of our 14k gold pieces are
stamped with “14K” except for our Thin Ring, Thin Bangle and Thin Earring.
How To Care For 14K Solid Gold Jewelry:
- To maintain the shine of your 14k solid gold piece, scrub it lightly with a soft-bristled brush using warm water and detergent-free soap.
- Then, buff gently with a clean cloth.
- Store your pieces in a safe, dry place when not worn to protect them from the elements of daily exposure.
- Use a polishing cloth that has been treated with an anti-tarnish agent.
- To get the best results, simply buff your 14k solid gold, 18k gold, titanium, or sterling silver pieces until any imperfections or marks are no longer visible.
- Do not use the polishing cloth on oxidized silver pieces or directly on delicate gemstones, hard gemstones or pearls.
- Always wash your hands after use and keep the cloth out of reach of children.
- Never wash the polishing cloth, as it will lose its effectiveness.
How To Care For Real Pearl Jewelry:
- Wear them! Pearls were originally born in the water and benefit immensely from absorbing the oils that your skin naturally secretes throughout the day. So go ahead, put them on and show them you care.
- Do not use the polishing cloth on pearls.
- Gently wipe pearls with a soft cloth to remove sweat, perfume, excess oils or dirt before putting them away.
- Pearls should be stored away from other objects or jewelry that may scratch their surfaces. Wrap the pearls in linen, soft cloth, or place in a soft pouch.
- Do NOT store pearls in an airtight package such as a plastic bag: remember, pearls need moisture. If the environment is too dry, the pearls may crack. If placing the pearls in a safety deposit box or in a hot environment, leave a damp cloth nearby, and try to get them out of there as quickly as you can.
- Keep pearls away from chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, ammonia, hairspray, perfume, and cosmetics, as these substances will damage the pearl surface.
- Make sure to put pearls on after finished spraying perfume or hairspray and putting on makeup. Be very careful with chemical substances as they will eat holes in the pearl nacre.
- Remove pearls before exercising to keep them away from perspiration.
- Do not submerge your pearls in water - no showers, no dishes, no swimming. The chlorine in the water will eat away at the epoxy securing the pearls to their mountings, and soaking the silk your pearls are strung on causes it to stretch out and break early.