Care Instructions

Even though a lot of our pieces are meant to be well-loved and worn non-stop, others require a little extra care! Be sure to read the instructions carefully to ensure your jewelry is pristine for years to come!



Regular Gold-Plated
Pieces labeled as, "regular-plated," earrings, and rings 

Regular gold or silver-plated jewelry is the most common type of jewelry! It's most commonly known as fashion jewelry because it's meant to be switched out often. The thin layer of gold or silver is plated over a base metal such as copper or brass, which is what you see when the gold oxidizes over time. This type of jewelry is great if you're on a budget, but you need to be extra careful with it. 

Please avoid wearing your regular gold or silver-plated jewelry around water, including pools, the shower, beaches, and excessive sweat. Put on your jewelry after applying makeup or spraying perfume. When you're not wearing your jewelry, store it in a soft pouch. Over time, your jewelry may tarnish. 

If you often forget to take off your jewelry, there are better options for you!


18k gold-coated jewelry

Pieces labeled, "18k Gold-Coated," or, "stainless steel," such as the Initial Medallion Necklace, Jeweled Zodiac Necklace, and Constellation Zodiac Necklace

18k Gold-Coated and stainless steel jewelry are perfect for people who want more long-lasting pieces but don't want to break the bank! In our 18k Gold-Coated jewelry, the gold forms a strong bond over the base metal, stainless steel. This is sturdier than the bond formed with brass or copper which makes the jewelry almost tarnish-resistant! As for our stainless steel jewelry, there's no layer of silver over it.

This type of jewelry is also hypoallergenic and a great choice for people who usually encounter irritation with regular plated jewelry. Another benefit of 18k Gold-Coated and stainless steel jewelry is that it's water friendly! Please do not scratch the pendant or charm as this may cause the coating to wear off. Prolonged, continuous wear in addition to your body's natural chemicals may cause the color to fade. Everyone's body chemistry is different, so just be careful!

To completely prolong the life of your jewelry, still follow the instructions listed above for the regular plated jewelry. However, if you forget to take your bracelet off before showering or want to wear your necklace into the ocean for a photo, it's not the end of the world! Just make sure to dry it off after contact with water and store in a soft pouch.


Gold filled jewelry

Pieces labeled as, "gold filled," such as the Gold Filled Beaded Bracelets

Gold filled jewelry is just a step down from solid gold jewelry for a fraction of the price! The most common type of gold filled jewelry is 14k. Jewelry that is gold filled has a thicker gold layer over the base metal and is mechanically-bonded instead of plated. This makes the gold tarnish-resistant, hypoallergenic, and water friendly. 

Even though gold filled jewelry doesn't need much maintenance, a little love doesn't hurt! Everyone's body chemistry is different, so take care of your jewelry if you want it to last forever. You'll be wearing these pieces for years to come, and no one will know the difference. It looks and acts just like real, solid gold.


Solid gold jewelry

We often get questions about if we'll sell solid gold jewelry in the future. The answer is: most likely not! While solid gold jewelry is the epitome of luxury for some, we want to keep our jewelry as affordable as we can. We love our 18k Gold-Coated and gold filled pieces because they look and act just like solid gold for less than half the price. 

Solid gold jewelry is most often gold mixed with alloy because 24k gold is too malleable to wear on its own. The different levels you see describe the ratio of gold to alloy. For example, 18k gold means 18 parts gold and 6 parts alloy. 10k gold is typically the least expensive because it doesn't contain as much gold. This is also why gold gets yellower as the number goes up! 10k gold is lighter than 18k.


Polymer clay earrings

Polymer clay requires care as well! Please avoid wearing your polymer clay earrings around water and store them separately in a box or pouch to prevent scratches. If you need to spot clean the earrings, use a damp cotton swab to gently brush at the surface.