Our Materials & Care

Proper care and handling of your jewellery can help it maintain its beauty and sparkle for years to come. When you have purchased a piece of jewellery, it is important to take proper care to ensure it lasts.

SOLID GOLD 

Solid gold is a precious metal that will not oxidize or discolor since it is the least reactive metal. Perfect for the everyday jewellery wearer that will last a lifetime.

Care
Even 9k gold deserves some love. To maintain its shine & beauty, scrub lightly with a soft toothbrush and warm water. Store in original Jaz Hand made jewellery box.

925 STERLING SILVER

925 Sterling Silver is an alloy made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. We plate all our pieces in an extra layer known as e-coating, which gives it extra shine and durability. 

Care
Sterling Silver is H2O sensitive. It is best to avoid water when wearing your piece, because over time the sterling silver will oxidize. However, the oils in your skin help keep sterling silver from oxidizing faster. So, wear your silver jewellery often, and store your piece in your original Jaz Hand made jewellery box. Never allow sterling silver to come into contact with chlorine, as this will tarnish the jewellery.

GOLD VERMEIL 

All of our gold & rose gold plated pieces are covered with 2.5 microns of gold which is a much thicker layer of plating as apposed to a regular gold plating to ensure longevity of the colour and quality.  Standard gold plating is usually between 0.5 to 1 microns. To be considered Vermeil the base metal must be Sterling Silver. We use an additional e-coating layer which gives it extra shine and durability.

Care
It is recommended to take off gold vermeil pieces prior to swimming, exercising or showering to keep your pieces shining. However, brief contact with water will not tarnish the pieces but can fade in colour over time. Clean your piece by buffing gently with a dry cloth and store it in your Jaz Hand made jewellery box. Be careful not to over polish as this can damage the gold plating.

Note:
- Never wear your jewellery whilst using household cleaners as they can contain chemicals which can be harmful to your precious jewellery.
Everyone’s skin varies in PH levels. The oils in your skin may have a higher level of acidity than others, which may cause your jewellery to oxidize and cause discolouration.