ALL our jewelry is water / tarnish resistant & hypoallergenic.
Gold filled is a layer of gold pressure bonded to a base metal, typically stainless steel. It is becoming a very popular alternative to solid gold, because it's more durable, more affordable, and more versatile for different lifestyle and activities. Gold filled is different than gold-plated in several ways:
- Gold filled contains a substantial layer of 14kt gold, rather than a microscopic layer of gold plating (or gold dipped). Gold filled is required by law to have at least 5% or 1/20 of gold by weight. Consequently, gold filled is worth more and maintains its value better than gold plated, which has a minimal amount of gold.
- The process of pressure bonding makes the jewelry tarnish and chip resistant, unlike gold plating. This is why gold-filled jewelry is about double the price of gold-plated jewelry. A gold-filled finish will not flake off or chip and is tarnish resistant, if properly maintain and cleaned.
Although gold filled will maintain its shine and will resist tarnish, following these best practices will ensure a long, beautiful life of your piece:
- Remove jewelry during physical activities (running, crossfit, gardening, hiking, swimming, household chores, etc.)
- Remove jewelry when using chemicals: shampoos, harsh soaps, lotions, makeup, hairspray, etc. Even some household items and foods that contain sulfur should be avoided whenever possible.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to chlorine, pools, hot tubs or spas.
- Avoid abrasive materials like a terry cloth, bath towel, and shirt to polish your jewelry. Even tissues or paper towels are micro-abrasive and should be avoided.
- Regularly clean your jewelry using mild soap. Pat dry. DO NOT rub.
- Again, take extra care around perspiration, salt, chlorine, perfume, lotions, and makeup as they can damage fine jewelry.
- Our Gold Plated collection is made using a PVD vacuum coating process
- This technique applies more of a durable thicker plating on a stainless steel base metal (which can give the appearance of a slightly darker tone of gold). PVD provides an extremely durable and tough wearing finish
- This technique is used to ensure your jewels can withstand showering, the beach, and swimming. (try to avoid heavy chlorinated pools)
- Stainless Steel is a non corrosive metal, Which results in your jewels being tarnish resistant and waterproof.
So you can swim or hangout at the beach all day long with your new jewels.
Constant extreme heavy exposure to salt or chlorine can shorten your jewelry's life span. Just be sure to wash and clean your jewelry at the end of the day with mild soap and water to prevent build up.