Jewellery care

Gold plated jewellery

Gold plating is a method of depositing a thin layer of gold onto the surface of another metal, most often copper or silver by chemical or electrochemical plating.

Unless otherwise stated, all our gold plated jewels are plated with a 3-micron layer of yellow or pink gold, which is in line with the European standards. The base material we use to put the gold layer on is either 925 sterling silver or brass.


Silver jewellery

All our silver jewels are made of 925 sterling silver. It is an alloy of silver containing 92.5 by weight of silver and 7.5 by weight of other metals, usually copper. As you may know, silver can slowly turn black or tarnish over time. This phenomenon is the proof you have real silver in you jewel and is thus a quality guarantee.

To avoid jewels to tarnish and turn black, some of our silver jewels are covered with a thin rhodium layer. When applied as a thin plate, it affords a durable finish of exceptional brightness. You must know that rhodium is more expensive than silver and even gold. It holds the distinction of being one of the world's most expensive precious metal given it is rare and difficult to extract.



Care tips

Each jewel requires special care. Here below you’ll find some tips to prolong the life of your jewels. As always, kindly contact us if you have any questions, we are happy to help.

  • Avoid wearing your jewels permanently. This, because the simple contact of silver with your skin can accelerate the tarnish process. As a result, we recommend that you do not wear your jewellery while you are home, in bed or during sport activities.
  • Jewellery should be stored away from light and heat, in an individual protective jewellery box or pouch. This simple tip will make sterling silver tarnish slower. Do not store your jewellery in the bathroom.
  • Remove jewellery when performing manual tasks, involving chemicals, cleaning or make-up and cosmetic products.
  • Don't wear jewellery while bathing, in swimming pools and spas. Chlorinated water and soap can react with the metals causing colour changes and even structural damage. 
  • To clean your jewels, we recommend using a dry and soft cloth. Avoid using paper towel which may scratch your jewels. If you need to use water, make sure you use lukewarm water.
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