JEWELRY CARE TIPS: How to care for 14K Gold-Filled Jewelry
One of the core values of Admiral Row is to provide high-quality jewelry at affordable prices. But what does that mean? We invest in higher quality 14k gold-filled chains and components for most of our jewelry to ensure your beautiful jewelry lasts for a long time. When we started the company, we often heard complaints of jewelry that tarnishes in a week, turning your skin green, or having bad reactions to your skin. We often recommend that 14k gold-filled jewelry is one of the top solutions for these problems, but most do now know what exactly is 14k gold-filled jewelry.
What is 14k Gold-Filled?
14K Gold-Filled Jewelry is one step below 14k gold and the best material to use for quality and affordability. Unlike gold-plated jewelry that is electroplated over brass, gold-filled jewelry involves an outer layer of 14k gold that is pressure-bonded to the brass base metal and contains at least 5% gold by weight. This technique is more durable than plated and vermeil jewelry and provides a longer life span for your pieces with the proper care. Gold-filled Jewelry is also safe for customers who may be sensitive to metal. However, please be aware that a small amount of brass is still used in gold-filled jewelry, so customers with this specific metal allergy may have a reaction to it.
Gold-Filled Jewelry is also super low maintenance and more durable than gold plated or gold vermeil jewelry. Over time, your gold-filled piece still may need some care. We recommend using a wet cloth, gentle brush, or ordinary soap to clean your Admiral Row piece (drying your piece off with a soft cloth afterward). This will help remove any residue that may have built up on the surface of the jewelry over time and keep it looking shiny and new!
Also, we still recommend avoiding contact with the water in the ocean or pool; and lotion, perfume, oils, or similar substances to ensure the longevity of your piece.
When buying Admiral Row jewelry, be confident that you will be getting much higher quality pieces than our competitors at a much more affordable price.