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Care Information

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I want to give you the best information on how to keep your rad jewelry looking new! Here are some tips and product information to help you understand your necklace and how you can make it last as long as possible.

Gold Fill Materials

“Gold-filled” is a USA industry standard that legally requires 1/20th, or 5% pure gold by weight.  It’s a strictly regulated process that involves pressure bonding multiple layers of solid 14k gold with extreme heat over a core of high quality jeweler’s brass resulting in a durable, quality REAL GOLD product. 14k rose gold-filled, rather than yellow gold. Gold filled can tarnish overtime. By using a gold polishing cloth, this will help to clean it! Gold filled has to be taken care of, but it will last you a lifetime.

Sterling Silver Materials

“Sterling silver” contains 92.5% silver. Pure silver is too malleable to be used in jewelry making and is therefore alloyed with another metal to make it more durable and rigid. My sterling silver chains contains 7.5% copper. It does NOT contain nickel. Care should be taken to avoid exposing silver to household chemicals when cleaning with bleach or ammonia, or when swimming in chlorinated water, as these chemicals can damage silver.

Sweat Friendly vs. Date Night

Each necklace has their own elements. When designing jewelry I wanted to focus on simplicity and quality. Jewelry under the “Sweat Friendly” tab can be worn during sweaty workouts. Jewelry under the tab “Date Night” should not be worn in water or during a sweaty workout. However, it is up to you on how long your jewelry stays looking new. Your jewelry piece can be looking great for YEARS, depending on how much you wear and tear it. Be sure to go to your exact jewelry listing if you have further questions about the components and what each piece is made of.

All Chains

If your chain breaks, this is due to wear and tear or you accidentally snagged it. I get lots of emails about how jewelry broke. Some cases have been, ie. dogs, children, barbells, snags on clothes… If your chain breaks, it can be fixed within 6 months of ownership. You will need to send the entire necklace back to the shop. { Repairs and services is currently closed until the middle of January 2019 }

Ball Chain

The most fragile part of the ball chain necklaces are near the clasp. I say this to warn you, not to scare you! In any case, please do not over bend the ball chain near the clasp, or it will break. This is just a warning. But in SO many testimonies and other girl's experiences... there have been zero issues! This is a necklace you put on and never take off. If your necklaces does break near the clasp, there is a fixing fee and or new cost to replace chain.

No Barbell Contact

Note: all jewelry on the website is under “Date Night” jewelry or “Sweat Friendly”. Avoid doing a workout in your date night jewelry. Workout friendly jewelry can be confidently worn during a sweaty workout, however, NO FRONT RACKED BARBELL MOVEMENTS :)