When making my jewellery I often use gold plated or gold filled materials. These materials make sure that the quality of your purchase remains and you can wear it with pride for a longer time. It also makes sure that the price tag is a lot lower and so much more affordable. Since my materials are not expensive solid karat gold, the quality of it can wear. In the paragraph below I will explain to you the difference between the three types of materials mentioned above.
In order to make your piece of jewellery last long please keep in mind the following tips and tricks. It's very important that you keep it dry. Never bathe or spray perfume on your jewellery! Chemical reactions with chlorine and other elements can lead to tarnishing. With gold filled metals or any gold plated metals humidity is the enemy (never keep your jewellery in the bathroom). If you're the girl who forgets to take off her jewellery and swims or showers with them, over time, the gold plating will start to wear. This is the normal wear and tear process and is not a result of a manufacturing defect.
extra tips to make it last
- Keep it dry! Apply makeup, hairspray or any type of lotion before putting on your jewellery.
- For extra care, after each wear gently wipe each piece of jewellery clean with a jewellery polishing cloth.
- Store jewellery separately so it doesn't scratch other jewellery... the best way is to seal and store in an air-tight plastic bag to prevent tarnishing.
- Never use chemicals or products to clean your jewellery. Any alcohol based products can tarnish gold and silver plating irreperably.
- Always! last on, first off.