Store your jewelry in a soft place and isolated from each other to avoid scratches and excessive wear. It is better not to be in contact with the air, as the material itself reacts with the gases in the atmosphere and, when oxidized, tends to darken.
To maintain their beauty you should not swim, bathe or shower with them. Perfume, sweat, air pollution, moisture, soap or any other chemical can damage jewelry.
Clean your jewelry with a soft cloth. For deeper cleaning, you can clean it with mild soap and water, strong cleaning chemicals or acids that damage the metal. Use the cloth to dry your jewelry completely before storing or using it.
Silver is a pure metal that is always used alloyed with copper, since in its natural state is a very malleable or soft metal and requires mixing with other alloys to give it greater strength. In jewelry, as in our pieces, Sterling silver is used or 925 thousandths, also known as Sterling silver, which means that they have 92.5% pure silver, so it is easy that over time They lose their clean and shiny appearance (being less radiated, more prone to rust, due to their high purity) and therefore you have to clean it more often.
We must take into account that silver is blackened because it oxidizes, and unfortunately there are many things that cause the oxidation of silver, such as colonies, creams and other beauty products and cosmetics that we use daily with jewelry Silver put, something to be avoided, since the jewels should be the last complements in putting us to arrange ourselves.
But the most widespread oxidative agent is the oxygen itself in the air, so it is necessary to store the silver jewelry in places where they are as little as possible in contact with the air, hence the storage of jewelry is so important In its conservation.
For example, you can store your jewelry in sealed plastic sachets, so you will not rust so quickly; And if you also do it with each piece separately and then keep them in a jeweler, you will considerably delay the blackening of the silver.
Silver gets dirtier if it comes into contact with agents such as perfumes, salt, creams, colognes, etc., as indicated above, and also gets more or less dirty depending on the natural pH of the skin. It is important to clarify that the fact that it darkens or soils does not depend at all on the production of the piece.
To thoroughly clean it, you can gently rub it with a silver cleaner you can purchase at a drugstore or use a silver polishing cloth. Of course, make sure these pieces do not include other materials like leather, wood, pearls ...., since they should never be wet or rub.
Never expose silver jewelry to chemicals, nor even intended for cleaning other jewelry. Cleaning products can alter the color of the jewelry and damage the organic parts (such as leather, wood, beads ...). Nor do we recommend the use of baking soda, as this can also discolor the silver and also remove the patinas (like the aging of the silver created for some pieces).
SILVER WITH RHODIUM BATH:
Rhodium is a silvery white ductile transition metal. It is low in abundance and belongs to the platinum group. Rhodium is a durable material, however, the rhodium-plated silver pieces have to be treated with care so that the rhodium layer lasts longer.
SILVER OR OTHER METALS PLATED IN GOLD:
The gold plating identifies a type of jewelry informing about its composition of Gold, in our case 18K and 24K. In fine jewelry is called high gold or 1st Law: 18K that has 18 parts of gold and 6 d other metal or metals (75% in gold), and fine gold: 24K which has 999.9 parts per thousand gold pure. In most cases we use Sterling Silver (also known as 925) plated in 18K Gold. To a lesser extent, we can find some metal base piece such as brass or copper, plated in 18K or 24k Gold.
The jewels remain protected longer, since their gold finish is much thicker than other finishes (such as the gold bath): 50 to 100 times thicker than a normal coating.
It prevents the piece from being scratched. It should be cleaned with warm water, some neutral soap and a 100% cotton cloth.
Depending on the pH of each person's skin and the use of the jewel, the duration of gold plating may vary. In these pieces it is very important not to use the jewel for bathing or showering with them.
When not in use, store the gold pieces in a soft cloth bag or in the original box to protect them from daily exposure to harmful elements.
Still, remember that over time, the coating will wear out.
WARNING: DAIXA SOMED does not guarantee that your gold plated jewelry will last forever. The pieces plated in gold are by default, more fragile and can lose the color of gold over time. The speed at which the gold plating fades will depend on multiple variables: the chemicals used to care for the skin, the level of perspiration or even the skin's natural pH. For this reason, it is particularly important to take special care of your gold plated jewelry.
As gold is a natural element, contact with strong chemicals, such as chlorine or other cleaning products, can affect it. We recommend removing jewelry when using chemicals to reduce daily abrasions and avoid losing glare more quickly. To clean gold jewelry, use a solution of warm water and soap without detergent with a soft bristle brush. When not in use, store the gold pieces in a soft cloth bag or in the original box to protect them from daily exposure to harmful elements. As gold pieces are made entirely of gold, if they look opaque, grated or dull, they can be easily polished and restored to their initial appearance.