The Constellations Jewellery Care Guide
By nature of the gold plating process, frequent wear and abrasive cleaning, as well as exposure to heat, liquid and chemicals can result in the gold gradually wearing away. Taking proper care of your gold plated and gold vermeil jewellery can extend its life span, and ensure it lasts for years to come.
Each piece of Constellations London jewellery has been lovingly crafted from 925 Sterling Silver, with either 18ct gold plating or 18ct gold vermeil, which is a thicker layer of gold plating which lasts longer than typical gold plating. Our jewellery is nickel-free, making it great for more sensitive skin and perfect for every day wear.
Here's our quick guide on how to ensure your favourite vermeil and plated jewellery keeps it's golden shine for years to come.
1) Avoid Exposure To Heat and Water
Remove all jewellery before doing anything that involves extreme heat or moisture. Anything that you can think of where the jewellery may get wet - it should be removed first to avoid water damage and gradual removal of the gold plating.
2) Avoid Contact With Chemicals
Ensure to avoid your jewellery making contact with any body lotions, sun creams, soaps, hand sanitisers and perfumes. Different chemicals in lotions and perfumes can tarnish or wear away at gold jewellery.
3) Care For Your Jewellery By Storing It Carefully
When you're not wearing it, store your jewellery in a dark, dry place - for instance the Constellations jewellery gift box it came in. This should always be separated from your other pieces to avoid any friction.
4) Gently Polish
To keep your gold jewellery looking as good as gold can, we advise gentle polishing with a dedicated cloth. Make sure your cloth is suitable for gold, and not too abrasive.
Giving your jewellery a quick polish after wearing to ensure any chemicals and moisture are removed, will ensure your jewellery stays in great condition for longer.