The base of all our jewellery is either 925 silver or brass. Gold plating and black plating is a thin layer of gold or plating respectively, over silver or brass. In order to be maintained as long as possible, it requires care and attention.
You cannot prevent the wearing off of the plated colour in any case, you can only slow it down.
In order to extend the colour of the jewelry plating, we recommend that you remove it when you apply perfume, lotions, creams and when you wash the dishes, take a shower, swim in the sea and the swimming pool or visit a spa. Generally, you should carefully keep your jewelry away from chemicals, as these can create a permanent damage to your plated jewelry.
Silver eventually oxidises and as a result it turns black. This process occurs due to the contact with the sulphur in the atmosphere and it is reversible. You can buy special cleaning agents that are available on the market and you can restore the initial glow on your silver piece of jewelry.
Air molecules can cause more damage to jewellery when it is exposed. We recommend that you store your jewellery in velvet cases and special jewellery boxes. If none of the above is available, you should rather store it inside the box that you received with your purchase.