Handcrafted jewelry is very delicate. We ask customers to take extra care when wearing often. Taking your jewelry off when washing your hands, showering, dressing,sleeping, to make sure your piece doesn't catch on clothing. It can move prongs and loosen stones. Polish your jewelry with a lint-free, 100% cotton cloth. Gently brush with lukewarm water, soap, and a soft bristle brush.When not in use, store your jewelry securely in its bag. Avoid placing your jewelry down on hard surfaces.
*We do offer never take off jewelry which has become a casual trend if this is so it will say in the jewelry description but be careful with delicate pieces and stones.
Plating-(plated brass or vermeil (925 sterling dipped in gold)
Brass or Silver Jewelry Care-
Gently polish with a jewelry polishing cloth to bring sterling silver and brass pieces back to their original shine. Brass is commonly known to turn skin green-this is normal. We do coat our brass pieces, but different people have varying reactions to this type of metal. It is a chemical reaction to your particular skin, lotions, moisture, sweat- and/or other environmental factors. To help slow down this process, you can keep your brass pieces polished, away from moisture, and stored properly in an airtight container when you aren't wearing them. Another useful trick is to coat the inside of your brass rings with clear nail polish
Plated Brass Jewelry Care-
Your brass piece has a base metal of brass and is plated in either 14K Yellow Gold, or 18K Yellow Gold. To enjoy longevity of the piece, plated jewelry should not be worn while in water, exercising or when applying perfumes, lotions or hair products. If you, do you may notice tarnishing due to chemicals, if so to clean your plated jewelry, use a soft cloth and gently wipe gently do not bluff the surface. Do not use cold water, harsh chemicals, jewelry cleaners or jewelry cloths as they will affect the finish of the piece. When not wearing your piece, it is best to store in the provided pouch.
Iris 1956 Jewelry is not responsible for the improper care of your jewelry.
Our Gold-plated jewelry is dipped in 18-23ct Gold with a 1 to 3 micro thickness depending. We do use thicker plating on pieces that you will wear more (e.g rings) naturally over time the plating will wear off. To extend the life of your plated piece follow our jewelry care guide above. We do offer re-plating depending on the piece-Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an easy quote. If you think you could be allergic to brass, we recommend that you invest in 10kt or 14kt gold.
Vermeil Jewelry Care-
It's a thing, yes, it's fine jewelry! Not to be confused with gold plating or gold-filled which has come a long way and last as long as you care for it but gold vermeil is a thicker layer of gold which gives the piece it's long-lasting color. In order for it be considered gold vermeil, the gold must be a minimum of 10k and 1.5 microns. We use 18k gold layered on sterling silver.
If you want to shower go-ahead but we recommend removing the jewelry so it may last even longer. We rather you remove gold jewelry as well but if not, you will add character to the piece which is cool.
Our Gold-plated jewelry is dipped in 18K Gold to 23ct with a 1 to 3 micro thickness depending. We do use thicker plating on pieces that you will wear more (e.g rings) naturally over time the plating will wear off. To extend the life of your plated piece follow our jewelry care guide. We do offer re-plating depending on the piece-Contact us at email@example.com for an easy quote.
Gold Jewelry Care-
Gold is a precious metal that will not oxidize or discolor, since it is the least reactive metal. Even something as strong as 14k or 10k solid gold deserves some tender love and care. To maintain your beautiful pieces, scrub lightly with a toothbrush warm water and mild soap.