FAQ & JEWELLERY CARE
Our standard Range:
What materials do you use?
Sterling Silver .925
Stainless Steel 18k & 14k Gold Plating
The gold is 18k or 14k Gold Electroplated on Stainless Steel all my jewellery comes with a protective coating over the gold to prolong the durability of the plating and to help keep them from tarnishing, The protective layer is susceptible to wear and tear so please follow our care instructions to Increase the life of your pieces.
Can I wear it in the shower?
To Ensure you get maximum life out of your Jewellery please follow the below care instructions ( Not inclusive of the Sterling silver rings and bangles)
- Spray perfume or use lotions directly on them as this may affect the plating.
- Swim/ Wear in the shower, pool, beach, Gym.
- Sleep in them
Tarnishing may naturally occur over time of any plated sort of jewellery.
Our Gold Fill Range
First of all, what is gold filled jewellery?
Unlike solid gold jewellery, gold-filled jewellery isn’t an alloy, and isn’t one solid metal all the way through—it’s actually a layered material (like a sparkly cake!). The middle layer is a jeweller’s brass core, and the outer layer is gold (typically 14k). The gold on the outside is mechanically bonded to the brass core with heat and pressure so it’s more resistant to fading or tarnishing than gold-plated jewellery. To legally be considered “gold-filled,” a piece of jewellery has to be 5% (or 1/20th) gold by weight.
What are the benefits of buying gold filled jewellery?
Gold-filled jewellery is a great compromise between cost and quality. Not to speak for everyone, but we all love solid gold jewellery—it’s a great investment, it never tarnishes and can be passed down to future generations. But it’s expensive.
Gold-filled jewellery, on the other hand, is much more affordable and offers many of the same benefits as solid gold! It looks the same, it can be worn pretty much 24/7 (as long as you keep it away from harsh chemicals and beauty products) and it’s typically great for those with sensitive skin. Plus, when compared to gold-plated jewellery, gold-filled jewellery contains much more gold and won’t turn your skin green!
Now you’re probably wondering: does gold-filled tarnish? Let’s discuss.
Does Gold-filled Jewellery tarnish?
Other people might tell you that gold-filled will never tarnish and lasts forever. That’s definitely feasible in theory, but it’s rather optimistic. Our 14k gold-filled jewellery can absolutely last you a lifetime (after all, we only use the best quality 14k gold!) but can and will are different things. The fact is, there are a variety of things that can affect your jewellery—your lifestyle, how often you wear it and how often you clean it have massive effects on the longevity of 14k gold-filled pieces. So, does 14k gold-filled tarnish? It can—but there are small steps you can take to prevent it. Our goal is to offer advice based on the realities of daily life, so you can learn how to make your gold-filled jewellery last a lifetime!
How long can gold filled jewellery last?
How long 14k gold-filled jewellery can last depends on three things:
- What touches it: water, chlorine, chemicals from beauty products, etc.
- How often you clean it
- How you store it: more airflow = more chance for oxidisation
Rings & Bangles (Signature Range)
All our Rings are handmade With solid .925 Sterling Silver. As are our Bangles.
Sterling silver is made of 92.5% silver. The other 7.5% consists of other metals, typically copper. Mixing the silver with other metals makes the jewellery more durable and helps it hold its shape.
Here are some care tips:
- Avoid contact with skincare products and other detergents.
- To cleanse your sterling silver, mix water and baking soda together and wrap the jewellery and the mixture together in Aluminium foil for ten minutes. Wipe away the baking soda and water mixture and rinse it with water. You can also use toothpaste in place of baking soda and water.
- Remove your jewellery when doing strenuous activities or exercise.
Do you offer a pick up option?
Yes. Port Kennedy- Available as an option at checkout.
Do you offer wholesale?
We do, Please email email@example.com to request our Look Book.
Shipping, how long will the delivery take and what are the costs?
All orders will be processed within 5 business days. Delivery will then take:
Express - $12 (2-3 business days)
Normal - $10 (7-10 business days)
Pricing varies depending on your country and delivery can take up to four weeks through Australia Post or Sendle.
We will endeavour to get your order processed as quickly as we can however we can not be responsible for how long Australia Post or Sendle takes to deliver your item.
Using Sendle over Aus Post sometimes Means it may take a little longer to reach you but it’s also cheaper for you! If you’d prefer Aus post. Please make note.