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Shine Bright: Your Ultimate Jewelry Care Guide & Metal Know-How

Shine Bright: Your Ultimate Jewelry Care Guide & Metal Know-How

If you're a firm believer that gorgeous girls take care of their jewelry (and let's face it, they do!), you're in the right place. Today, we're diving into the essential world of jewelry care and understanding the metals that make your favorite pieces sparkle. So, grab your jewelry and let’s make sure it stays as stunning as you are!

Durability with a Protective Shield

Gold & silver plated stainless steel

Plated stainless steel jewelry brings durability to the forefront. It boasts a layer of gold that surpasses industry standards and is given a protective e-coating to ward off tarnishing and stand the test of water + sweat.

How to Care:

  • Keep it dry and away from skincare products to keep your shine as good as new.
  • Despite their durability, minimize direct contact with lotions, oils, perfumes, or ocean/pool water, as they can dull your pieces.
Two hands holding one another with three gold stacking rings. All rings have diamonds and are promoting hoftstudio.com

Elegance with a Thin Gold Veil

Gold plated sterling silver

Gold-plated jewelry is the epitome of affordable elegance. It's crafted with a layer of gold electroplated over sterling silver to create the perfect hypoallergenic jewel. At the heart of it, we aim for materials with the thickest plating possible.

How to Care:

  • Avoid wearing your gold plated jewelry in water.
  • Steer clear of contact with lotions, perfumes, oils, and sweat, as these can dull your pieces.
  • Store your treasures in a cool, dry, and covered space to keep them looking their best.
Sun soaked female chest with three gold necklaces. One necklace is a coin layering chain, another one is a bold link chain and the last is a dainty link chain with cubic zirconia.

Durability Meets Affordability

14kt gold fill

Gold fill jewelry is a true gem when it comes to durability and affordability. It's the next best thing to solid gold, crafted with a thick layer of 14k gold pressure-bonded to a brass base metal, containing at least 5% gold by weight

How to Care:

  • Gold fill jewelry is relatively low-maintenance.
  • To clean, use a wet cloth, a gentle toothbrush, and regular soap.
  • Despite their durability, minimize direct contact with lotions, oils, perfumes, or ocean/pool water, as they can dull your pieces.

A Lustrous Blend of Beauty and Strength

Sterling silver

Sterling silver jewelry is a classic choice, composed of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. We add an extra layer of protection by dipping our sterling jewelry in rhodium, a highly durable precious metal.

How to Care:

  • Treat your sterling silver pieces with love to prevent oxidation and tarnishing.
  • Keep them dry and away from water.
  • Just like with plated jewelry, avoid contact with lotions, perfumes, oils, and sweat.
  • To keep that extra shine, polish your sterling silver pieces with a soft cloth as needed.
  • Store them in a cool, dry, and covered space to maintain their luster.

Your jewelry is an extension of your style and personality, so take good care of it! Whether you're rocking gold-plated elegance, durable gold fill, or timeless sterling silver, understanding how to care for your pieces ensures they'll continue to shine brightly through every season. So, wear your favorites with pride, knowing they're in good hands – yours! ✨💍🍂

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