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Jewelry Care


CARE INSTRUCTIONS

To care for your jewelry and keep it clean and ready to wear, gently wipe off excess make-up and skin oils after each wearing. Use a nub free, 100% cotton cloth and gently wipe the piece clean using only the soft pads of your fingers. Put your jewelry on your body after applying makeup, hairspray, perfumes and/or any type of lotions. Never expose your jewelry to household chemicals or chlorinated water. These chemicals can do damage to the jewelry over time.

Do not sleep with your jewelry on as movement causes stress on all moving parts. Always remove your jewelry at night or during the day when you don't need to wear it. Exercising, swimming or doing household chores while wearing your jewelry could eventually leave a film behind, dulling the color and shine!

If you normally use particularly purchased jeweler's cloths to keep your jewelry clean and shiny, be sure to use fresh cloths since the dirt and grit left on the cloth from a previous use will now leave scrapes and pits in the piece you are trying to clean and polish.

Always remove your rings and jewelry before using any product that contains bleach!  Bleach can cause gold and other metal alloys to breakdown leaving the metal irreparably damaged. This includes swimming pools and bathing in hot tubs as chlorine products are added to prevent bacteria growth.

Never use toothpaste or other abrasives to clean metal or stones.  You will find countless websites that recommend toothpaste as a cleaner, but this is not a recommended practice.  And remember! Any alcohol can tarnish gold and silver plating, that includes perfumes, nail polish remover, and/or pretty much anything that contains a sufficient amount of pure alcohol.
Chains might tangle if handled in certain manner so please keep this in mind. You must keep all multiple chain jewelry contained in baggy on carton. Store in jeweler's tissue or a soft bag. 
Storage:
To ensure your jewelry keeps its luster we recommend storing it in one of our jewelry storage pouches. This will prevent the your jewelry reacting with other metals in your jewelry box. We do not recommend long term storage in an exposed jewelry dish/tray as dust will gather on your jewelry. For online orders our jewelry is shipped in a small black jewelry box, these boxes are intended for protecting your jewelry during shipping, not for storage! We recommend removing your jewelry from the box once you receive your order and storing in small pouch or air tight plastic bag. If you must store your jewelry in the box please remove the cotton packing from the box and then store jewelry inside. 
 
Stones:
Be careful when using any soaking method to clean jewelry that has soft stones such as amber, lapis lazuli, or turquoise.  Extended soaking in any solution may harm the polish on the stone. Never use chlorine bleach to clean jewelry.
To remove excessive tarnish, polish with a 100% cotton cloth and a good nonabrasive metal cleaner.   Be sure to remove any remnants of the cleaner from gemstones and rinse thoroughly with clean water.

OUR MATERIALS
Gold Plated:
Gold plating is a method of depositing a thin layer of gold onto the surface of another metal, most often copper or brass, by chemical or electrochemical plating (also referred to as "e-plating").

14k Gold Filled:
Our gold filled beads are made by applying a layer of gold to a base of less costly metal. This produces a much thicker surface of gold than Gold Plating. The minimum layer of karat gold must equal at least 1/20th of the total weight of the item. Use care when buffing Gold Filled beads to avoid removing the gold layer.

Gold-Fill:
Also known as rolled gold, gold-fill products are made by bonding gold with a core of brass.  Gold is essentially rolled around the brass core, which explains the term "rolled gold".  In the U.S., gold filled items must contain 20% gold by weight.  This product has 100 times more gold than gold plated product, and will last a lifetime if cared for properly. 

Vermeil:
Vermeil is a gold-plating process which was developed in France in the mid-1700s. In the 19th century, France banned production of vermeil because the process involved the use of mercury. Present-day vermeil refers to an overplating of gold onto silver using a safe electrolytic process.  The result is a bright and shiny gold surface.
NOORNOIR is not responsible for improper cleaning habits.