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How to Care & Clean your Goldfine Jewelry

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Jewelry is meant to be worn, however, keeping it looking fresh will depend on how you wear it and how you store it.  Here are a few tips and tricks to keeping your Goldfine Jewelry looking Brand Spanking New FOREVER!

First, let's start by understanding what your jewelry is made of.  Goldfine Jewelry uses a mix of Sterling Silver and Gold-filled metals along with natural stones and Swarovski Crystals.  The metals listed above are beautiful alternatives to the much more expensive solid karat gold.  They are high in quality and will withstand the test of time with the proper care and storage.  

What is Gold-filled?

Gold-filled is an actual layer of gold that is pressure bonded to another metal such as brass or sterling silver. It’s not to be confused with gold-plating, as gold-filled has 100% more gold than gold-plating. Gold-filled is also much more valuable plus, it is tarnish-resistant if taken care of properly.  People who have metal sensitivity can typically wear gold-filled without worries of an allergic reaction to the jewelry. 

Tips to make it last

Avoid Water, Lotion, Hairspray, Perfume, Moisture, and Humidity.

Perfume, hairspray & other types of lotion may contain harsh chemicals that can tarnish your jewelry over time.

Store in a dry, dark place; preferably in individual plastic baggies.  These work really well!

Avoid rough wear to slow down the natural process of “wear and tear”.

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY

Never use abrasive products to clean your jewelry. They can damage gold plating irreparably.

The easiest way to clean your gold-filled jewelry is to scrub it with an old soft toothbrush and dish soap. Rinse well, pat dry, and air dry. Wait until the piece is completely dry to store.

STERLING SILVER

WEARING YOUR STERLING SILVER JEWELRY

Interesting fact: Sterling silver tarnish can be avoided by wearing your sterling silver jewelry often! The natural oils in your skin will actually help protect and clean the silver. However, there are certain activities that can cause your jewelry to lose its luster quickly! You should remove your Sterling Silver jewelry before doing any of the following:

Working Out

Swimming

Showering

Cleaning

Sunbathing

Applying Hairspray or Hair Products

Putting on Lotion and Makeup

 

CLEANING YOUR STERLING SILVER JEWELRY

Even the best-cared-for jewelry will sometimes require cleaning. Polishing your sterling silver jewelry will typically be the best way to clean it. Be sure to do the following:

Use a special non-abrasive cloth to avoid scratching.

Move to a new section of the cloth regularly.

Avoid areas that are intentionally oxidized as part of the design.

Do not rub in a circular pattern -  follow the grain of the silver.

Here is a good option for a sterling silver cleaning cloth

CLEANING STONES & CRYSTALS

Use a special non-abrasive cloth to avoid scratching.  

Dampen cloth if necessary and make sure to dry the stones or crystals completely before storing in a dry, dark place

 

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