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Jewelry & Tag Care

Please make sure you read each listing info to see what plating that item is made of.

We always suggest wiping down your jewelry after every wear.

Gold filled Jewelry 

The product is easy to care for and will usually maintain its golden color for a long time.

Gold-filled is usually constructed in two or three layers. The core metal is jewelers’ brass. A gold alloy is then bonded to one or both surfaces of the brass core with heat and pressure. Unlike plated (aka electroplated or "dipped") metals, Gold-filled is legally required to contain 5% or 1/20 gold by weight. This 5% is then described by the karatage of the gold alloy. My Gold-filled items are 14k-18k gold filled. 

Caring for Gold Filled Jewelry

Use a soft brush or toothbrush and clean with mild soap and water. Be careful to avoid any crystals on pendants. You can use a polishing cloth to help shine up your items as well. 

Plated Jewelry

This is a light plating over brass. Usually 0.05% or less of the metal product. Gold plating will generally wear off eventually and expose the brass base product. It does not stand up to heat, water or wear over a long period of time. 

Caring for Plated Jewelry

It is best to wipe clean any plated jewelry every night after use using a cotton cloth. By letting your body acid/oil, perfume or water sit on your jewelry it will start to tarnish your jewelry at a faster pace. Gently rubbing the surface of your gold plated jewelry using a soft jewelry cloth also helps restore shine. We also suggest spraying perfume and applying lotions before putting your jewelry on.

 

Pet Tags

Stainless steel tags require little to no care. 

Brass & Nickel tags come with a small piece of 0000 grit steel wool. If your tag starts to show some wear or tarnishing you can use this to brush off the tarnishing and then rubbing and polishing with a piece of cotton fabric or a jewelry polishing cloth to make it shine. Please be careful around your crystals. Keeping your tags dry will help keep them from tarnishing.

Other great items for tarnishing:

BrassO- for Brass only & ketchup- Brass & Nickel

For faded black ink go over the design with permanent marker and then wipe off with a tiny bit of alcohol on a piece of cloth or towel to rub off excess. (You can check out our IG highlight for videos on how to do all of this)