All of our jewelry that have gold plated parts, chains, charms etc. are plated which means that they are coated in a layer of gold, ranging from 14K-18K. Any substance that isn't PH neutral can affect the gold plating, including water, perfumes, creams, makeup, detergents, and more. To extend the quality of the plating, we recommend following these guidelines when handling our jewelry:

  1. Don't expose the jewelry to water (no swimming or showering).
  2. Don't wear plated jewelry when you'll be sweating profusely.
  3. Put jewelry on AFTER applying perfumes, lotions, creams, water, etc.
  4. Wash hands and dry them before putting on & taking off jewelry.
  5. Store plated jewelry in a pouch or plastic baggie separate from other jewelry pieces.