Materials & Care Information

 

GENERAL JEWELRY CARE

  • Store jewelry away from sunlight, humidity, and heat to prevent damage and acceleration of the organic natural aging of jewelry
  • Store each piece individually to avoid scratching
  • Avoid exposing jewelry to sweat and chemicals like perfumes, lotions, cleaning agents, chlorine, and saltwater
  • Remove jewelry before sleeping, showering, swimming, or exercising. Take off rings before washing hands
  • Wipe gently with a soft microfibre cloth to clean


    Be aware that jewelry may be plated or coated to alter its color or enhance durability. The thickness of platings and coatings can range from 0.3 microns to 20 microns.

    Read on to learn important information about the materials we use and specific care instructions for each type of material.


    14K GOLD

    A precious metal used in fine jewelry. Gold comes in different karats (24K, 18K, 14K) with varying amounts of pure gold and other metals in their alloy for increased durability. We use 14K yellow gold. It is preferred material for piercing jewelry due to its durability and hypoallergenic properties.
     
    Care for 14K Gold jewelry
    • Wash with soap and warm water
    • Use a jewelry polishing cloth occasionally to restore shine

    Additional information:

    • Can be autoclaved
    • Hypoallergenic and kind to sensitive kind
    • Suitable for fresh piercings

     

    925 SILVER

    925 Silver, also known as sterling silver, is a highly esteemed precious metal extensively used in jewelry crafting. It consists of 92.5% pure silver, while the remaining 7.5% is typically composed of other metals to enhance its durability. Being inherently soft, pure silver is commonly alloyed with other metals to bolster its strength.

    With proper care, your 925 silver jewelry will mature finely over time, growing to reflect your journey and wear, subtly transforming and building a distinctive character, increasing in luster while still retaining its inherent beauty.
     

    Care for 925 Silver jewelry

    • Wash with mild soap and warm water, and dry immediately after
    • Avoid exposing your jewelry to harsh chemicals such as bleach, chlorine, and household cleaners, as they can tarnish or damage the silver
    • Use a jewelry polishing cloth occasionally to restore shine
    • Avoid exposing your 925 silver jewelry to unnecessary stress, pressure, or bending, especially delicate components like earring posts
    • If accidental bending occurs, gently reshape the jewelry back into its original form

    Additional information:

    • Cannot be autoclaved
    • Hypoallergenic and kind to sensitive skin
    • Suitable for individuals with nickel sensitivity
    • Suitable for healed piercings only

     

    TITANIUM

    Titanium is lightweight metal that is well-tolerated by majority. It is a common material used for body jewelry as it is body-safe and can be anodized in different colours without affecting its safety in fresh piercings.
     
    Care for Titanium jewelry

    • Clean titanium jewelry by wiping it with a soft microfibre cloth or washing it with water
    • Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that may scratch or damage the surface of the jewelry
    • To maintain the life of any coating or plating on titanium jewelry, handle it with care to avoid scratching

    Additional information:

    • Can be autoclaved
    • Suitable for individuals with nickel sensitivity
    • Suitable for fresh piercings (uncoated and anodized titanium only)

     

     

    STAINLESS STEEL

    Stainless steel is a tarnish-proof and corrosion-resistant alloy steel that is known for its long-lasting durability and luster. It is waterproof and hypoallergenic material that is does cause adverse or allergic reactions on skin. 


    Care for stainless steel jewelry:
    • Clean stainless steel jewelry by wiping it with a soft microfibre cloth or washing it with water
    • Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that may scratch or damage the surface of the jewelry
    • To maintain the life of any coating or plating on stainless steel jewelry, handle it with care to avoid scratching
    Additional information:
    • Can be autoclaved: Yes
    • Stainless steel piercing jewelry is suitable for healed piercings and only



    BRASS

    Brass is a versatile metal with a long history of use in jewelry-making. It preserves intricate details, and can be plated with other metals to create numerous finishings, ensuring precise execution in designs. All brass ages over time, creating a beautiful antique effect or patina that is unique to each piece. This phenomena is an organic natural ageing and not a defect.

    Brass has small amounts of other metals, such as nickel, in its alloy. This may cause irritation for people with a nickel sensitivity. However, not all brass causes such reactions and this can be avoided by using high-quality brass that is free from impurities. We seal our brass with a coating in order to prevent tarnishing. For people with no nickel sensitivity issues, brass is an ideal choice for beautiful and long-lasting pieces.

     

    Care for brass jewelry:

    • Keep your brass jewelry dry. If your jewelry gets wet, dry it thoroughly immediately
    • Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that may scratch or damage the surface of the jewelry
    • To maintain the life of your brass jewelry, handle it with care to avoid scratching
    Additional information:
    • Can be autoclaved: No
    • Suitable for healed piercings and healed stretched lobes only. Do not use if either are not fully healed
    • Not recommended for people with a nickel sensitivity or for use when upsizing stretched piercings