Many factors can influence the wear and tear of jewellery. You should take the same care of your jewellery as you would your favourite piece of clothing.

Always store you jewellery pieces individually so they don’t rub together, scratch or tangle. Also remember to keep your chains fastened so they don’t become tangled.

Take care to avoid extreme humidity or heat as this may cause tarnishing. Your gold plated jewellery should be kept in a dark, cool and dry place. With time and wear, gold plated jewellery will naturally become oxidised and eventually tarnish.

Your jewellery is particularly vulnerable to damage from the effects present in perfume, hairspray, make-up, nail polish remover, body oils, sun tan lotion and deodorant.

Do not swim or shower while wearing gold-plated jewellery. Chlorine, salt water and fresh water can damage or discolour them. Soapy water when bathing and showering can also leave a thin film, which makes the metal seem dull.