We use 14k solid yellow gold on our heirloom jewelry so your pieces will last you a lifetime. Unlike plated gold, solid gold will not rub off or alter in appearance over time and is durable enough to withstand daily use. Like any precious metal, solid gold does scratch, so being mindful and using the included polishing cloth to clean is highly recommended to ensure the longevity of your pieces.
The best way to clean your sterling silver charm, and to prevent or remove dirt and tarnish, is to use the polishing/anti-tarnish cloth which arrives with your order. Rub the cloth on the charm until it's shiny again.
Gently clean your gold filled piece with a soft toothbrush and a small amount of mild dishwasher liquid. Rinse well and place on a towel to air dry. Be sure your charm is completely dry before storing (in its original package). For a quick shine, simply rub the polishing cloth (included with your order) on the charm until it's shiny again.
A note on the gold filled material - Like any metal, your gold filled piece will tarnish over time. For some people this happens quicker - depending on their body's chemistry. You can slow this down by taking good care of your piece (using the instructions provided above). Avoid wearing perfume, hair or deodorant spray. Perspiration also plays a role on how fast your gold filled piece will tarnish. Everyone's body chemistry is different hence some people are more susceptible that others. If this is a concern to you, please opt for the solid gold option instead.
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Mix a teaspoon or lemon juice with a teaspoon of baking soda until it forms a paste like consistency. Gently rub some of the paste on the brass piece. Than rinse throughout with hot water and air dry. Don't have baking soda handy? Salt works great as a substitute too. Brass pieces will tarnish over time to a beautiful patina.
In those rare instances you take off your piece, store it in a sealed plastic bag. It's best to remove your jewelry while showering, swimming, applying perfume or working out. Some skin types may react to gold filled jewelry causing it to tarnish or wear out prematurely. We are happy to re-polish any jewelry piece you purchased with us within 60 days of its arrival. Simply get it touch with us through out Contact form.