Jewelry Care


Caring for gold filled jewelry is not too much different from caring for other types of fine jewelry. Here are our top tips:

Clean your gold filled jewelry regularly using warm water to wash and a soft cloth to pat dry. Always gently wipe, do not rub intensely. Never use a brush! To promote shine, you may use a jewelry polishing, non-scratch cloth.

Avoid wearing your gold filled jewelry in the ocean or swimming pools, as the salt water and chlorine can cause damage.

• Take off your gold filled jewelry prior to sleeping or exercise to avoid physical damage.

Keep your gold filled jewelry as dry as possible and away from humidity. Store individually in an air-tight plastic bag to avoid contact and contamination with other metals and gemstones.

Avoid wearing your gold filled jewelry when cleaning. Exposure to heavy detergents and cleaning agents can be detrimental.

Be mindful that perfume, hairspray and hand lotions may tarnish your gold filled jewelry due to the harsh chemicals they contain. Spray your perfume or hairspray and apply your hand lotion before you put on your jewelry.

• You can use an ultrasonic device with your gold filled jewelry but don't leave the pieces in for too long (check every 2-3 minutes). Most importantly, make sure that the cleaning solution is safe to use with gold-filled items! Rinse with water and dry with a soft cloth when you are finished. PLEASE NOTE- some gemstones like lapis lazuli, onyx and mother of pearl are not compatible with ultrasonic machines. Check to make sure your gemstone is safe in ultrasonic devices!



The best way to care for your anodized jewelry is to gently wipe your piece down with a very soft cloth after wear and place it in a plastic bag to reduce exposure to the elements. If this is done regularly, you should not need to thoroughly clean your piece but twice a year.

Anodized jewelry requires special care because abrasives can remove the colored oxide layer. You certainly don't want your piece scraping against hard surfaces. When cleaning, never use polishes or cloths that contain abrasives such as Brasso or polishing cloths. The abrasives in these types of cleaning products will scratch and wear away the colored oxide layer. Do not place anodized pieces in ultrasonic cleaners. Any harsh chemicals like hairsprays, perfumes, bleach, chlorinated water and even your sweat can deteriorate the oxide layer over time, so try to avoid contact with these substances and rinse your pieces as soon as possible after exposure.

The safest method of thoroughly cleaning all anodized metal pieces is to bathe the piece in warm, soapy water for a few minutes. Use a mild soap such as Dawn dish soap (not a harsh detergent) to help remove any dirt and oils that have accumulated. Afterwards, rinse well and pat. Once completely dry, it is best to store the piece in a plastic bag to reduce exposure to the elements.

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