Jewellery Care

 April 29 Jewellery believes a luxurious piece cannot be made of anything else than high quality materials. We use only sterling silver, gold, gold vermeil and gold filled materials in the making of our jewellery.
What is Gold filled?
Gold-filled metal is a thick layer of pure gold bonded to a base metal, composing a minimum of 5% of the total weight, comprising 100x more gold content than gold-plated. Unlike gold-plated, gold-filled has 100 times more gold content and is second only to solid gold in terms of quality. It's a great option if you love the look and quality of gold but don’t want the high price tag. Gold-filled is highly tarnish resistant, waterproof, and hypoallergenic - suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
What is Gold Vermeil?
Gold vermeil is a jewelry finish that involves a layer of gold plating over a sterling silver base. This creates a luxurious, durable, and affordable alternative to solid gold jewelry. Our vermeil is a thick layer (more than 2.5 microns) of 1K solid gold on sterling silver, meaning it will last for years. Gold vermeil gives jewelry a bright and shiny appearance and is a popular choice because it has the appearance of solid gold at a more affordable price point. 
What is Sterling Silver?
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. 925 hallmark will always indicate 92.5% silver purity. 

If taken care off properly, your jewellery can last you a very long time and we recommend you follow the below tips on how to keep your jewellery pretty and shiny.                                                 

GENERAL CLEANING TIPS

- Avoid leaving exposed to water - immediately dry after contact with water.

- Remove before going to sleep and avoid wearing your jewellery when work outs, sunbathing or when bathing. We recommend to apply any lotions and perfume well before putting your jewellery on.

- Remove any jewellery when during household cleaning. In particular chlorine and bleach accelerate tarnishing and should be avoided.

- Ideally store your pieces of jewellery separately, so that they don't rub together or become tangled. Also, when taking your jewellery with you on holiday, we advise transporting it in a little box to avoid any pressure on your jewellery. We recommend storing your jewellery in the April 29 Jewellery box or pouch. 

- When cleaning your jewellery with a soft fabric or polishing cloth, rub the piece in one direction rather than circular motions.             

                                     

SEMI PRECIOUS STONES

Please avoid from wearing gemstones around hot water, harsh chemicals and cleaners. You may clean most gemstones with a soft, damp cloth after wearing. Very porous stones  however, like turquoise and emeralds should be cleaned using an untreated, dry, soft cloth only. We recommend avoiding the use of tissue paper or paper towels as they can cause scratching.