What is Gold filled
What is Gold Filled
Gold-filled jewelry is jewelry composed of a solid layer of gold (typically constituting at least 5% of the item's total weight) mechanically bonded to a base of either sterling silver or some base metal. The related terms "rolled gold plate" and "gold overlay" may legally be used in some contexts if the layer of gold constitutes less than 5% of the item's weight.
Most high quality gold-filled pieces have the same appearance as high carat gold, and gold-filled items, even with daily wear, can last 10 to 30 years though the layer of gold will eventually wear off exposing the metal underneath.
How to care sterling silver jewelry
Our silver is not covered by rhodium plating. It has warm hue and needs for special care.
Silver can be tarnished after contact with chemicals, moisture or heat. Silver could react with the skin oils. Usually wearing jewelry preventing silver from tarnishing, however some skin reaction may be opposite.
Sometimes silver jewelry needs cleaning. Since silver is a solid metal, it can be easily cleaned. The simplest thing is to clean the silver with a special polishing cloth. In addition, you can find many effective ways to clean silver at home. Always remember that silver is soft metal and can be easily scratched with abrasives.
Store in a dark place, separately for avoiding damaging, better in zip-lock plastic bag. Put silica gel into this bag for prevent wet.
How to care opals and pearls
Pearls and opals are one of the most sensitive and delicate stones. Humidity, temperature drops and even dust can damage them.
Pearls are very vulnerable to acids (even perspiration) and ammonia (which is found in many cleaners). Pearls are also very vulnerable to scratching
Opals are consist of up to 21% water. They are extremely sensitive to sudden changes in temperature and humidity. Like pearls, opals are vulnerable to scratching.
Never clean opal or pearl jewelry in mechanical cleaning systems, such as ultrasonic, steam or boiling
Most opal jewelry and pearls can be cleaned with Warm water, mild soap and soft brush, just like many other gemstone jewelry pieces.
What is gauge
Gauge, or Ga, is a unit of metal wire of sheet thickness. For example, wire 20 Ga means 0,8 millimetres in diameter. This Ga is most common for ordinary piercing such as ear wire.
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