How to Care for Gold Filled Jewellery 

Gold filled jewellery is very durable and wears like Solid Gold, however it is important to note that it will age at different rates depending on how you treat it.

Caring for gold filled jewellery is relatively easy. As long as you are aware of what may cause it to tarnish, and please give it a good clean when necessary.

Weekly maintenance of gold filled jewellery

  • Take off your gold filled jewellery at night and at least once a week give it a gentle wipe with an absorbent soft cotton cloth.

  • If you've been to the gym or at the beach then rinse your gold filled jewellery in warm water and then dry it with the same absorbent soft cloth.

What causes gold filled jewellery to tarnish?

  • Cosmetics, cosmetics remover and sunscreen ... Put your jewellery on last and take it off first. If you have a day at the beach and your jewellery ends up covered in sunscreen then give it a good scrub as soon as possible! 

  • Swimming pools ... just don't do it! The chemicals used are harsh and will damage your gold filled jewellery. If you wear it accidentally clean it thoroughly as soon as possible. It is extremely simple.

  • Working out... getting sweaty at the gym is not advised whilst wearing your jewellery; take it off! 

 

How to do a deep clean of gold filled jewellery:

  • Fill a large bowl with warm water. Water temperature to be comfortable enough to put your hands into. Use a large serving bowl so it doesn't cool too quickly. 

  • Mix a teaspoon of liquid soap into the warm water thoroughly.

  • Pop your jewellery into the bowl and leave it to soak for 3 minutes.

  • Lift it out and place onto a soft towel, don't rinse yet!

  • Use a super soft toothbrush and work your way gently across/along your gold filled jewellery making sure the bristles get into every nook and cranny.

  • Rinse under a running tap of warm water. Use about as hot as you can handle; it will help your jewellery dry quickly.

  • Place the jewellery back on your towel and use a soft cotton cloth to dry it and thoroughly.

  • Leave overnight to make sure it has no leftover moisture.

How to Care for Sterling Silver Jewellery

Over time, dirt, makeup residue, and skin oils can build up on the surface of your sterling silver jewellery, causing the metal to become dull and cloudy.

The best way to prevent this undesirable effect is to clean your pieces regularly.

 As a general rule, the regular use of chemical liquid jewellery cleaners is discouraged, as they can result in the eventual discoloration of the metal.

The safest and most effective way to polish sterling silver is to wipe it gently with a soft cloth. Most fine jewellery stores sell specially designed silver polishing cloths that are pre-treated with gentle chemicals to restore silver's natural brilliance. Although most any soft cloth will do the trick. Avoid using coarse fibers or fabrics, such as paper or polyester, as these can result in scratching.

 

 It's also a good idea to perform a deep clean before storing a silver piece for a long period of time. For silver that has suffered from some degree of dullness, a deeper cleaning may be in order.

 

How to do a deep clean of Sterling Silver Jewellery:

  • Fill a large bowl with warm water. Water temperature to be comfortable enough to put your hands into. Use a large serving bowl so it doesn't cool too quickly. 

  • Mix a teaspoon of liquid soap into the warm water thoroughly.

  • Pop your jewellery into the bowl and leave it to soak for 3 minutes.

  • Lift it out and place onto a soft towel, don't rinse yet!

  • Use a super soft toothbrush and work your way gently across/along your sterling silver jewellery making sure the bristles get into every nook and cranny.

  • Rinse under a running tap of warm water. Use about as hot as you can handle; it will help your jewellery dry quickly.

  • Place the jewellery back on your towel and use a soft cotton cloth to dry it and thoroughly.

  • Leave overnight to make sure it has no leftover moisture.