Materials and Care
18 karat gold is made up of 75% gold and 25% alloy. It has rich, yellow appearance hat makes it an attractive material for engagement rings and other jewelry. Since 18k gold is almost pure, there’s very little risk of jewelry made using this material causing any skin irritation if you have a nickel allergy.
You can wear your 18k and other solid gold pieces in the shower, but it isn't highly recommended. Water will not damage the metal itself, but it can reduce the shine. To keep its shine, you should clean your jewelry regularly with a solution of warm waters and dish soap or cleaning cloth.
925 Sterling Silver is an alloy made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. We plate our silver jewelry in 18k Gold/Rose/Rhodium, which gives it extra shine and durability.
Avoid water when wearing your piece, because over time the sterling silver will oxidise. However, the oils in your skin help keep sterling silver from oxidizing faster. So, wear often, and keep your piece in your Aeroculata cotton pouch.
Brass Plating Jewelry
Plating is a process where a piece of jewelry made from a metal or alloy and put another layer of metal on it. Therefore, here, brass is the metal underneath, and gold is the metal that covers it. That is what we mean by gold plated brass. When you see something is plated, like here, it doesn’t mean that it is half gold and half brass. The layer of the gold put is quite thin.
Brass plated jewelry will tarnish more quickly than sterling silver, but can easily have its shine restored. We recommend that you do not wear your jewelry in the shower, hot tub, sauna, ocean or swimming pool, as moisture accelerates the tarnishing of metal.