Gold-filled jewelry is perfect for the girl-on-the-go, because you rarely have to take it off and it's low maintenance when it comes to care. However, gold-filled jewelry can tarnish if you don't take care of it, so it's important to know the things you should keep in mind:
POOL / HOT TUB
The chlorine in pools and hot tubs can wreak havoc on your jewelry, damaging the metals and causing possible discoloration. We recommend taking your jewelry off before taking a dip, because it's better to be safe than sorry.
Gold-filled jewelry is water resistant, however, you must clean your pieces right after to get rid of any residual saltwater that will cause tarnishing. Also, sand is silica which can be abrasive and wear away the gold-filled surface.
I know... it sounds weird, but hear us out. Some skin types may react to gold-filled jewelry, causing it to appear dull more quickly. Because everyone's body chemistry is different, the only way to know is by trial and error.
PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
Wearing your jewelry in the shower is fine as long as your hair products, soap, and skincare doesn't contain any harsh chemicals. If your pieces are exposed to any harsh chemicals, see how to clean your jewelry below.
To avoid any chemicals in lotions, perfumes, hairspray, or sunscreen, we recommend putting on your jewelry after using these products.
Many cleaning products contain harsh chemicals, so we recommend taking off your jewelry before using these products.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR JEWELRY
Make cleaning your jewelry part of your weekly self-care routine to keep your pieces looking shiny and new. If you notice they're dull or have been exposed to any chemicals, sweat, or saltwater, please follow these steps:
- Dip your pieces in a bowl with warm water and a mild soap.
- Let it sit for a few minutes.
- Use a soft cloth or soft bristle toothbrush to get in the corners.
- Rinse and pat dry.
Tip: Use a polishing cloth in-between cleanings to keep your jewelry extra shiny.