Caring For Jewelry

Jewelry Care Information: 
GOLD FILLED JEWELRY
Gold fill is second only to solid gold in terms of quality and is the best affordable option when it comes to durability and longevity.
Our gold filled jewelry is created with an outer layer of entirely 14k or 18k gold that is pressure-bonded to the brass base metal and contains at least 5% gold by weight. This technique is more durable than plating and vermeil and provides a longer life span for your pieces when provided with the right care. Gold fill is safe for most sensitive skin types. Please be cautious if you have an allergy to brass as our gold filled jewelry still contains this metal and your skin may have a reaction.
It's still important that you clean your items with a wet cloth, gentle toothbrush, and ordinary soap. Do not use rough-surfaced cleaning pads. 
Though gold filled pieces are durable, we still do not recommend them coming in direct contact with lotions, oils, perfumes, or ocean/pool water. This can dull your pieces and reduce their shine. We recommend your jewelry be the last thing you put on when heading out and first thing to come off before the night ends. After removing your jewelry, run a clean dry cloth over each piece to remove the day! This is the best way to make sure your pieces last a lifetime! 
GOLD PLATED JEWELRY
Gold plated jewelry is made of a thin layer of gold electroplated over brass. We choose materials with the thickest plating wherever possible. Regardless, these pieces need to be cared for to live their best lives. Do not wear your gold plated jewelry in water. Avoid contact with lotions, perfumes, oils, and sweat. These chemicals can dull your pieces and reduce their shine.  
We recommend your jewelry be the last thing you put on when heading out. After removing your jewelry, run a clean dry cloth over each piece to remove the day. Do not use polish or soap on these pieces, as these chemicals can easily strip the gold. If you have a known allergy to brass, please be aware when purchasing gold plated jewelry.
A small selection of our gold plated jewelry is now made with a stainless steel base rather than brass. Materials are noted on the product page for each piece. Gold plated steel still needs a little TLC, and we recommend removing it before showering or swimming to preserve its shine.

KEEP IN MIND! 

The pH of your skin may react to metal jewelry. It could be not having enough water, if you have lotion on where your jewelry is, even not drinking enough water.  Please me mindful because the acidity of your skin can play a rule on tarnishing your pieces. It can also be caused by other things on your skin, such as lotion, oils, or perfumes. Don't worry though, just wipe down the area where you applied anything before placing your gems on! 

If you have a known allergy to brass, please be aware when purchasing our gold-plated and gold-filled jewelry. While gold fill has an outer layer of 5-10% 14k gold over brass, it still contains brass as a base metal and skin highly sensitive to brass may be affected. For these customers, we recommend gold vermeil or solid gold jewelry. All of our pieces are nickel- and lead-free. 

Gold jewelry may vary slightly in color. This is because, unless it is 24k (meaning 100% gold), it’s a mixture of gold and other metals (called gold alloy). 24k solid gold is quite soft and can easily dent and scratch, making it less durable for everyday use. 14k gold is 14/24 or about 58% gold, and about 42% other metals - this is the most common gold selection due to its durability. The particular mixture of metals gives gold alloy its own particular hue and tone and can vary slightly.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact us! 

 

Top 3 Tips On How To Store Jewelry: 
1. Pick out a nice jewelry stand that you love and that is the best way to organize your necklaces and to ensure they do not tangle up! Read our blog post to see how we organize our jewelry.
2. When it comes to storing gold hoops, gold earrings, gold rings, and gold bracelets, we like to store our rings on a ring holder and bracelets and earrings in a cute dish. Read our blog post to see how we organize our jewelry.
3. When it comes time to travel with your gold jewelry, it is best that you invest into a jewelry traveling case or simply placing each jewelry into their own individual pouches to make sure that no pieces tangle with one another. Make sure to pack with care because you don't want to end up losing or breaking a piece while on your travels. 
Believe it or not, regardless of price, jewelry that looks delicate, is. Still remember not to pull or yank your jewelry around when it gets tangled up. Be sure to be gentle and patient with it. To learn more how to untangle your necklaces, read our blog post on how to untangle your jewelry.
Of course your jewelry is meant to be worn, seen and enjoyed - just do so with care! It's normal for jewelry to break, but don't worry! We offer free repairs on all of our gold necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, and anklets. Contact us at info@lunaluxgems.com for more information or just simply shoot us an email asking for a free pair on your jewelry, click here to contact us!