Your Jayce Wong Jewellery is designed to be worn and admired. However all jewellery is susceptible to damage from wear and tear so we have put together some helpful information regarding your jewellery, including the materials we use and some tips to keep it looking it’s best everyday.
18ct White and Yellow Gold 24ct gold is the purest form of gold and is generally too soft for everyday pieces of jewellery. 18ct gold is 750 parts pure gold out of 1000 or 18/24th. 18ct gold is therefore 18 parts pure gold and 6 parts alloying metal.
Sterling Silver Sterling silver is created from 92.5% silver alloyed with 7.5% copper (or similarly hard metal). The alloying metal helps to harden the silver and make it useable in jewellery.
Please note: At Jayce Wong your sterling silver pieces are plated (vermeil) with either 18ct gold or Rhodium. As silver is susceptible to tarnishing the plating helps to protect the silver. Additionally, both gold and rhodium are harder than silver so the plating also helps to protect the jewellery from damage due to wear and tear.
18ct Gold Vermeil This means that a thin layer of 18ct gold has been plated on top of silver.
Rhodium Vermeil Our rhodium vermeil jewellery is silver that has been plated with a layer of rhodium.best replica watches Rhodium is a rare naturally occurring silver-coloured hard metal and is a member of the platinum group. As a customer this means that your silver piece will not tarnish as easily and is ready to stand up to greater wear.
Please note that Gold and Rhodium vermeil can gradually wear away. Your pieces will need to be re-plated from time to time.
Tips to keep your jewellery looking its best
- Perfumes/skin products can cause plating/vermeil to erode. It can also cause lasting damage to pearls. We recommend that you apply any products or perfumes and wait for them to be absorbed before putting on your jewellery. Never spray perfumes directly on to your jewellery.
- Chemicals in shampoos and conditioners can also cause deterioration to your jewellery. We suggest that you avoid wearing your jewellery whilst showering.
- We recommend that you avoid your jewellery coming into contact with cleaning products such as bleach or oven cleaner. Products such as these can harm your jewellery by attacking the plating or causing the gold to erode. The best way to avoid this happening is to wear gloves or to remove your jewellery.
- Try to avoid your jewellery coming into contact with chlorine and salt (this includes perspiration). Both chlorine and salt will cause your jewellery to tarnish and corrode. We recommend you avoid wearing your jewellery in the sea/swimming pool and during exercise.
- Always store your jewellery in separate pouches or areas, in a jewellery box or in a jewellery roll. This will prevent your jewellery abrading each other – which can damage the metal and scratch stones.
- Avoid storing your jewellery in hot, damp or humid conditions. This means you should not store your jewellery near radiators or in a bathroom for example. These conditions can corrode your jewellery and cause it to tarnish much more quickly.
- We advise that you remove your jewellery whilst partaking in any physical activity such as heavy exercise for example rowing, cycling and rock-climbing along with DIY, gardening and operating machinery. This is precautionary as you may scratch your jewellery against a hard surface, which could result in a stone coming loose or your mount becoming damaged.
- As with natural leathers and woods your natural gemstones can become discoloured by exposure to bright sunlight or LED lighting. It is therefore recommended that your gemstone pieces are not subjected to prolonged sun exposure (or exposure to other UV or LED lighting).
Cleaning and Upkeep of Your Jayce Wong Jewellery
- Dirt and oils can build up easily on any type of jewellery. The gentlest and most effective way to clean your jewellery is with a soft toothbrush, warm water and some gentle soap.
- You may also take your jewellery to local jewellers to have it cleaned or re-plated. You will not need to do this often if you look after your jewellery well.
- Please be advised that you cannot place certain gemstones (for example tourmalinated quartz and emeralds) or damaged mounts in an ultrasonic machine. Please consult your local jeweller before using any such machinery at home.