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Jewelry Care and Materials


Cleaning

It is completely natural for sterling silver to oxidize over time when it’s exposed to air. Use a lint-free, 100% cotton cloth to give the piece a gentle wipe and it will shine right back up! You may also use this cloth to lightly polish your yellow & rose gold plated pieces, if needed.
 

Material

14k gold vermeil, 14k rose gold vermeil, sterling silver and semi-precious beads are the primary materials in the Golden Tangerine collection.
 

What is vermeil, you ask?

Vermeil (pronounced: ver-may) is sterling silver that has been gold-plated.
 
Though our gold plating is beautifully thick and it’s certainly tempting to wear your GTG Jewelry all the time, we recommend removing when doing any of the following activities excessively:
  • Showering, bathing or washing your hands.
  • Exercising (the salt in your sweat affects the plating)
  • Applying perfumes, lotions, oils etc.
  • Swimming (chlorine can often have a negative effect on plating over time)
  • Cleaning - especially with harsh chemicals
If you’re unsure whether it’s a good idea to wear your jewelry in a given situation, we recommend choosing the safer option and remove it! Following these practices help to guarantee a longer life-span of your jewelry.