How to care for Jewellery

Your KYZA Jewellery has been made with love by us, to be well-loved by you. With proper care, it will continue to shine.

Tips to care 

1) Store your KYZA Jewellery in its original packaging or our pouch to avoid scratching.

2) Put on your KYZA Jewellery last when dressing and take it off first when undressing.

3) Remove your KYZA Jewellery before washing your hands, swimming, or applying body care products.

 How to Care for 18K Gold Plated Jewellery

18K gold plated jewelry offers the allure of fine gold without the high cost. However, it requires special care to maintain its beauty and luster over time. Unlike solid gold, which is resistant to tarnish and water damage, gold plated jewelry has certain limitations and needs specific maintenance practices. Here's a guide on how to care for your 18K gold plated pieces to keep them looking their best.

#### 1. Understanding the Nature of Gold Plated Jewelry

Gold plated jewelry consists of a thin layer of gold applied over a base metal. This layer can wear off over time, especially if not properly cared for. The key to preserving the appearance of gold plated jewelry is to understand its vulnerabilities:

- Tarnishing: Exposure to air, moisture, and chemicals can cause the gold layer to tarnish.
- Wear and Tear: Regular wear can cause the gold layer to fade, revealing the base metal underneath.

#### 2. Avoiding Moisture and Chemicals

One of the most crucial steps in caring for gold plated jewelry is to keep it dry and free from chemicals:

- Remove Before Showering or Swimming: Water can accelerate tarnishing and weaken the bond between the gold layer and the base metal. Always remove your gold plated jewelry before showering, swimming, or engaging in water-related activities.
- Keep Away from Perfumes and Lotions: Chemicals in perfumes, lotions, and other personal care products can cause discoloration. Apply these products before putting on your jewelry and allow them to dry completely.
- Store Properly: When not in use, store your gold plated jewelry in a dry place, ideally in a soft pouch or a jewelry box lined with fabric to protect it from scratches and moisture.

#### 3. Limiting Daily Wear

To extend the life of your gold plated jewelry, avoid wearing it every day:

- Special Occasions: Reserve your gold plated pieces for special occasions rather than everyday wear. This minimizes exposure to elements that can cause tarnishing and fading.
- Rotate Your Jewelry: If you enjoy wearing jewelry daily, consider rotating different pieces to reduce wear on any single item.

#### 4. Cleaning and Maintenance

Proper cleaning can help maintain the shine and quality of your gold plated jewelry:

- Gentle Cleaning: Use a soft, lint-free cloth to gently wipe your jewelry after each wear. This removes oils and residues that can cause tarnishing.
- Professional Cleaning: For a deeper clean, consider having your jewelry professionally cleaned. This can help maintain its appearance and extend its life.

### Common FAQs About 18K Gold Plated Jewelry

Q1: How long does 18K gold plated jewelry last?
A1: With proper care, 18K gold plated jewelry can last up to two years or more. The longevity depends on how often it is worn and how well it is maintained.

Q2: Can I shower with 18K gold plated jewelry?
A2: It is not recommended to shower with gold plated jewelry as water and soap can cause the gold layer to tarnish and wear off more quickly.

Q3: What should I do if my gold plated jewelry tarnishes?
A3: If tarnishing occurs, gently clean the jewelry with a soft cloth. For persistent tarnish, seek professional cleaning services.

Q4: Can gold plated jewelry cause skin irritation?
A4: Gold plated jewelry is generally safe for most people. However, if you have sensitive skin, ensure the base metal is hypoallergenic, such as silver, which is safe and less likely to cause irritation.

Q5: Is it possible to replate gold plated jewelry?
A5: Yes, gold plated jewelry can be replated to restore its original appearance. Contact a professional jeweler for replating services.

By following these care guidelines, you can ensure that your 18K gold plated jewelry remains beautiful and lustrous for as long as possible. Remember, proper maintenance is key to enjoying your jewelry and preserving its elegance.