Many factors can affect the duration of your jewelry pieces. At Bely Jewelry we encourage all our customers to take care of their jewelry. In order to preserve the quality of your pieces we want to make sure you understand the material our jewelry is made of.
18 KARAT GOLD PLATED
Gold plated jewelry is made of a thin layer of gold electroplated over any metal. We choose materials with the thickest plating wherever possible. Regardless, these pieces need to be cared for to live their best lives. Avoid contact with lotions, perfumes, oils, and sweat. Although your Bely jewelry pieces will never turn green, these chemicals can dull your pieces and reduce their shine.
Gold vermeil jewelry is made of thick layer of gold (2.5 microns) electroplated over sterling (.925) silver. Regardless, these pieces need to be cared for to live their best lives. Avoid contact with lotions, perfumes, oils, and sweat. These chemicals can dull your pieces and reduce their shine or cause the gold to wear away, changing the color of your jewelry to more silver than gold.
925 STERLING SILVER
925 Sterling Silver is an alloy made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. We plate our silver jewelry in rhodium for extra shine and durability. Rhodium is one of the costliest precious metals due to its rarity. Always apply perfumes, creams and hair care products before wearing. To clean, polish gently with a silver cloth. Store in a safe, dry place when not worn.