Jewelry Care

OSTARA jewelry is made with a brass base and is plated with either 24k Gold, 18k Gold, or Rhodium. Over time the plating will eventually tarnish or fade. Here are some tips to help keep your plated jewelry in great condition for as long as possible.
The best way to maintain the plating on your jewelry is to avoid getting it wet. It's best to remove your jewelry before swimming, bathing, cleaning, exercising, or washing your hands. Avoid spraying on perfumes or other sprays while wearing your plated jewelry.
After every use, clean your plated jewelry with a cotton ball or a very soft cloth to remove any dust and dirt. Gently rubbing the surface of your gold plated jewelry using a soft jewelry cloth, helps restore shine. Do *not* use a polishing cloth as this will strip away the plating.

If your jewelry needs more cleaning you may clean it with warm, soapy water. Soak it for a few minutes and you may clean it with a soft cloth. Stay away from jewelry cleaners and antibacterial soaps which may have certain components that will make your gold plated jewelry tarnish more quickly.

To avoid scratches, wrap your jewelry in a soft cloth after cleaning or keep it in a jewelry box separate from other types of jewelry you have. Small zip-locks work great.

Store like items together. Do not store gold plating and silver plating together. The different metals will cause each other to tarnish, fade and/or turn colors. Have different storage places for different colors of metals like gold and rose gold. Store in a dry area.
Store your jewelry in the OSTARA bag or box it came in or another jewelry box avoiding dust and impurities in the air while it’s not being worn. Storing it this way will maintain the luster of the plating as long as possible.