Jewelry Care Instructions
The description of each piece is on all product descriptions. Please refer to the product you purchased to ensure the jewelry type.
All of our pieces hypoallergenic, nickel and lead-free.
Tarnishing and color change is not considered a repair and exchange of item. See exchange and return policy and read care instructions.
14K GOLD FILLED JEWELRY
Our gold filled jewelry is created with an outer layer of entirely 14k gold that is pressure-bonded to the brass base metal and contains at least 5% gold by weight. This technique is more the most durable than plating and vermeil and provides a longer life span for your pieces when provided with the right care. Gold fill is safe and hypoallergenic. Please be cautious if you have an allergy to brass as our gold filled jewelry still contains this metal and your skin may have a reaction. Gold fill Jewelry is second only to solid gold in terms of quality and is the best affordable option when it comes to durability and longevity.
Gold filled jewelry often requires very low maintenance but please follow the TBJ Care Card. Gold filled jewelry is the most durable than gold plate or vermeil but will still need some self-love every 30 days. Dawn soap and water or Glass cleaner.
Though our gold filled pieces are long lasting, we still do not recommend them coming in direct contact with lotions, oils, perfumes, or ocean/pool water. This can dull your pieces and reduce their shine. We recommend your jewelry be the last thing you put on when heading out. Clean your jewelry more frequently if you live a more active lifestyle.
GOLD VERMEIL JEWELRY
Gold vermeil jewelry is made of a thick layer of gold (2.5 microns) electroplated over sterling (.925) silver. Regardless, these pieces need to be cared for to live their best lives. Do not wear your gold vermeil jewelry in water. Avoid contact with lotions, perfumes, oils, and sweat. These chemicals can dull your pieces and reduce their shine or cause the gold to wear away, changing the color of your jewelry to more silver than gold.
We recommend your jewelry be the last thing you put on when heading out. After removing your jewelry, run a clean dry cloth over each piece to remove the day. Do not use polish or soap on gold vermeil jewelry, as these chemicals can easily strip the gold. If you have a known allergy to silver, please be aware when purchasing vermeil jewelry.
GOLD AND SILVER PLATED JEWELRY
Plated jewelry is made of a thin layer of gold or silver electroplated over brass. We choose materials with the thickest & highest quality of plating wherever we can. Regardless, these pieces need to be cared for so they can be worn a long time. Do not wear your gold or silver plated jewelry in water, no exceptions. Avoid contact with lotions, perfumes, oils, and sweat. These chemicals will compromise the jewelry and dull your pieces which in turn reduces the shine.
We recommend your jewelry be the last thing you put on when heading out. After removing your jewelry, run a clean dry cloth over each piece to remove the day. Do not use polish or soap on these pieces, as these chemicals can easily strip the plating. If you have a known allergy to brass, please be aware when purchasing gold or silver plated jewelry.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
The pH of your skin may react to metal jewelry. Not getting enough water? In a humid environment? Put a little extra lotion on? Even high-quality metal jewelry can sometimes leave a green tint when the metals react with the acidity of your skin. It can also be caused by other substances on your skin, such as lotion, oils, or perfumes. Luckily, this tint is completely harmless. An easy way to remove this is to apply rubbing alcohol or makeup remover to a cotton pad and gently wipe down the affected area on your skin.
If you have a known allergy to brass, please be aware when purchasing our silver-plated, gold-plated, and gold-filled jewelry. While gold fill has an outer layer of 5-10% 14k gold over brass, it still contains brass as a base metal and skin highly sensitive to brass may be affected. For these customers, we recommend sterling silver, gold vermeil, or solid gold jewelry. All of our pieces are hypoallergenic.
Gold jewelry may vary slightly in color. This is because, unless it is 24k (meaning 100% gold), it’s a mixture of gold and other metals (called gold alloy). 24k solid gold is quite soft and can easily dent and scratch, making it less durable for everyday use. 14k gold is 14/24 or about 58% gold, and about 42% other metals - this is the most common gold selection due to its durability. The particular mixture of metals gives gold alloy its own hue and tone which can vary slightly.
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