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So You Want This Love to Last

Knowing the differences between the types of jewelry you own is key when it comes to proper care. If you haven't read up on the different types of jewelry we carry here at ZoeL, head back to our first blog post to get the deets on the main differences behind the jewelry you love.

Whether you own gold-filled, gold plated or sterling silver jewelry, the role you play in its longevity is vital. Even the difference in our skins PH levels can affect how our bodies interact with metals. Although PH levels aren't something we can control, we can control how and where we wear our jewelry. Below are examples of the main types of jewelry you will see sold here and best practices to keep them looking shinny and new.

 

Gold-Filled:
- though GF is sweat and water resistant, its best practice to remove before swimming or any activity where chlorine can affect the metal
-try to avoid exposure to harsh chemicals found in many lotions, perfumes, sunscreen, etc.
- remove when sleeping 
- store separately in airtight bag to avoid humidity 
- clean with mild soap and water if needed

Gold Vermeil:
- not water or sweat resistant
- remove before getting wet, sleeping and exercising
-a
void harsh chemicals that can be found in skincare, sunscreen, cosmetics etc. 
-to clean, carefully buff with a cotton or microfibre cloth
-keep it dry, store in air tight container

 

Gold Plated:
- not water or sweat resistant
-remove before getting wet and sleeping
-avoid harsh chemicals found in lotions, skincare, sunscreen, cosmetics etc
-to clean use a dry jewelry cloth *do not use polishing cloth which can strip metal
-store in air tight container

 

*extra tip for GV & GP: in a perfect world, wait 5 minutes after applying skincare and beauty products before putting your jewelry on

 

Sterling Silver
- not water resistant
- make sure to remove before getting wet, exercising, working out, swimming, sleeping etc (anything where it may get wet or damaged)
- always dry off if jewelry gets wet
-avoid harsh chemicals found in lotions, skincare, sunscreen, cosmetics etc
- to clean use a gentle polishing cloth

Stainless Steel
-corrosion/tarnish resistant
-water resistant, but best practice to remove in chlorinated water
-avoid harsh chemicals found in lotions, skincare, sunscreen, cosmetics etc
-good for everyday wear
-considered hypoallergenic
-to clean use a soft cloth to buff

Surgical Steel
-this is a type of stainless steel, but the higher level of corrosion/tarnish resistance makes it surgical steel (316L)
-water resistant, but best practice to remove in chlorinated water
-avoid harsh chemicals found in lotions, skincare, sunscreen, cosmetics etc
-good for everyday wear
-considered hypoallergenic
-to clean use warm water , gentle soap and a soft cloth

 

 

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