Jewelry Care

 

HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY JEWELRY?

Keep your pieces Golden like you with the right care.

 

We create and source high quality 18k gold pieces, because just like you we're obsessed with gold layers & most importantly we want them to last.

 

HOW TO CARE FOR 18K GOLD JEWELRY:

    • Please keep your pieces away and free from excess water and sweat.

    • Make it a habit to remove your gold jewelry before exercising, washing your hands or showering. 

    • Apply perfumes, creams and hair care products before wearing your gold pieces. 

    • Buff any dirt and debris away with a dry clean cloth.

    • To minimize faint scratching from occurring we recommend storing your jewelry in the protective pouch they arrived in.

       

    • Please be cautious with wearing your jewelry within swimming pools or jacuzzi's as the chlorines and other chemicals can damage and discolor metals & erode the finish.

 

CAN I SHOWER WITH MY JEWELRY?

Gold filled pieces; even though there's a much thicker layer than gold plating, daily activities such as showering, applying lotions, and different perfumes overtime can wear at the gold coating on the piece which can expose the base metal (sterling silver or brass for our anklets).
Even though our piece(s) can be worn in water and won't immediately fade or lose its gold coating over time with a lot of exposure to water, different liquids/chemicals (perfumes, lotions etc) the top layer may eventually wear.

 

HOW LONG WILL MY JEWELRY LAST? 

It varies depending on your daily activities and care. Our gold filled pieces can last years with proper care and maintenance, while gold plated options can last 6 months to a year with.

 

CAN I ORDER A CUSTOM PIECE?

At the moment we don't have the resources available to take on custom orders, but it may be something we offer in the future.

   

DO YOU RESTOCK PRODUCTS?

We restock most products every 2-3 weeks, don't fret babe. If something you absolutely love has gone out of stock, select the 'Notify me when available' option under the product description to be notified as soon as we restock.

 

WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED?

Our products fall into 2 categories gold filled/vermeil and PVD Gold plated. Our gold plated items are not to be confused with typical thin gold plating, our PVD gold plated pieces are hypoallergenic being constructed from a sterling silver base metal with a top coating of gold finished utilizing a electroplated process to ensure longevity with regular wear.

Physical Vapor Deposition, or PVD, is a vacuum coating process that produces a functional finish. PVD utilizes a titanium nitride that provides an extremely durable coating. PVD coatings are more resistant to corrosion from sweat and regular wear than gold plating.

Our Gold filled/Gold Vermeil jewelry is hypoallergenic with a base metal of brass and contains no less than 3% of pure gold by weight. 

Gold-filled is 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.

 

If you have any other questions feel free to contact us at hello@leliamae.com