Jewelry Care


Jewelry Care

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) 

Gold Vermeil

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 actually 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 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 info@iris1956.com for an easy quote. If you think you could be allergic to brass we recommend that you invest in 10kt or 14kt gold.

Gold-

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 and warm water.