Jewelry Care & Metal Types
At Desert Peach, we are serious about the quality and metal types we use! While all of our jewelry can get wet, some metal types require a little more care in order to maintain it's original shine and quality! Use this guide to prolong the life of your pieces!
The following descriptions will give you a better understanding of the metal types we use and the care required:
Gold Plated: While most of our gold plated pieces use stainless steel as the base metal, we don't recommend showering, working out, or swimming while wearing gold plated jewelry on a daily basis. Wipe dry with a jewelry cloth to keep your piece looking good as new!
Gold Filled: The next best thing to solid gold! Gold filled items contain a thicker coating of gold and will wear longer than gold plated pieces but still need some love as these items are not 24k solid gold. Use a mild jewelry cleaning solution and run under water and pat dry. Gold filled can still get dull and fade if there is heavy wear, constant perfume/hair chemicals, sea salt water and chlorine are constantly getting on it. Overall, gold filled jewelry is a great alternative to solid gold!
Sterling Silver: Some styles are plated over .925 sterling silver making them a higher quality than gold plated over stainless steel items. Styles that contain sterling silver will not turn green or brown. They can handle getting wet - however we don't recommend it showering etc. with them on a daily basis.
Water Resistant /Stainless Steel: One of our favorite base metals because it's lightweight, waterproof, and affordable. Styles plated over stainless steel are non tarnishing, hypoallergenic and water proof. You still want to wipe off at the end wearing it with a small jewelry cloth.