jewelry care tips
...to keep your jewelry shimmering like new!
What is gold filled jewelry?
Most more affordable gold tone jewelry is plated because it is cheaper to make. It has a very thin layer of gold, just enough to give the base metal, usually brass, that golden color, but it is easy to tarnish, chip, or peel.
Gold-filled jewelry is made by wrapping layers of solid gold sheets around a base metal making it stronger and less likely to peel or chip. Legally, gold filled items are required to contain 5 percent gold by weight, whereas gold plated items is estimated to be more around 0.05 percent. The thicker solid gold layer also makes it safer for people with sensitive skin.
All our jewelry at sincerelykristine.com is gold-filled so you can rest assured that what you wear is made from quality materials and hypoallergenic for sensitive skin.
how do i care for my gold filled jewelry?
wear your jewelry often.
after each wear, gently wipe off skin oils or makeup with a soft cloth.
every few wears, rinse with mild soap and water, then pat dry.
store your clean, dry jewelry in an airtight container or sealed bag.
remove before swimming, bathing, or sleeping.
Keep away from lotions, oils, hairsprays, perfumes, and other chemicals.
do you offer cleaning or repairs?
absolutely! send us an email to get started. a cleaning or repair fee may apply.