14K GOLD CARE
Gold-filled jewelry is a perfect balance of both durable and reasonably affordable. Similar to gold-plated jewelry, it is important to properly care for gold-filled jewelry to keep it looking nice for as long as possible. Proper care includes being conscious of how you store, wear and clean your jewelry.
WHAT IS GOLD-FILLED?
Gold filled, also known as “rolled gold” or “gold overlay” is made up of a layer of solid gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass. In order for a metal to be legally considered Gold-filled, it must have a gold content of at least 5% of the total weight of the item.
STORING GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY
Properly storing your jewelry will help maximize how long the gold-filled exterior layer lasts. Here are some storage tips:
• Store individual pieces separately.
• Store each piece in an airtight bag.
• Place in an area with low humidity.
• Keep clasps/closures unhooked.
WEARING GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY
Wearing your gold-filled jewelry regularly without caring for it will accelerate the depletion of the exterior layer. You should remove your gold-filled jewelry before doing any of the following:
• Using household cleaning supplies
• Cooking with mustard, onions, eggs, or any other foods that contain sulfur
• Spraying Hairspray
• Putting on Lotion and Makeup
CARING FOR GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY
Wipe your jewelry carefully with a soft cloth to keep it clean. You can clean gold-filled jewelry by washing in warm soapy water. Use lukewarm water and a couple drops of dish soap (not antibacterial, as it leaves a film residue). Use a soft toothbrush to get into tight places. Rinse and dry with a soft polishing cloth immediately to avoid mineral residue from the water.