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Jewelry Care

How to Care for Your Jewelry

Day-to-Day Preventative Care

To prolong the life of your jewelry, a little love will go a long way!
While Gold Vermeil is perfectly designed for everyday wear, natural dulling can occur over time as with any precious metals. Following proper maintenance will help maximize your jewelry’s longevity.

Here are some basic guidelines to ensure optimal preservation and keep your pieces looking their best for a long time.

  • Store your jewelry in a soft lined box or pouch when not in use to prevent scratching and tangling.
  • Protect your jewelry by removing it before swimming or showering, as chlorine and saltwater can erode precious metals.
  • Avoid objects that can scratch or chip the finish and limit direct contact with chemicals that may contain harsh abrasives such as perfumes, lotions, sunscreens, and household cleaning products.

If you are applying these on your body, we recommend putting your jewelry on after everything is set and dried.

How to Clean Your Jewelry

For Routine Care

The best method to clean your jewelry is simply by gently rubbing and polishing with a soft microfiber cloth.
Always make sure you're using a clean cloth, (think soft and nonabrasive) free of any lint that can get stuck in settings and prongs. You'll be surprised by how much your pieces will shine and polish back up to their original sparkle by removing daily grime and build-up.
Please take special care when cleaning chains, gemstones, and pearls. Our fingers possess greater strength than we realize when applying pressure on small and hard-to-reach areas.

For Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning your jewelry is best done with lukewarm water and detergent free soap.
You’ll want to use lukewarm water, not hot, and basic liquid soap (gentle and fragrance-free soaps, as well as mild dishwashing liquids like dawn are a great option).
Despite what you might read elsewhere, it’s also best to avoid completely submerging your jewelry into soapy water. Instead, wet a soft, lint-free cloth into a bowl or sink of warm water with a small amount of soap dissolved in it and gently rub your jewelry clean. Do not use a brush (even if it's a soft bristle brush) as this can be unnecessarily abrasive to the gold plating. Instead, opt for a soft cellulose sponge.
Afterwards, make sure to rinse your pieces one last time to ensure no leftover soap residue remains. Then, thoroughly pat dry with a clean towel, and gently buff using our soft microfiber polishing cloth.