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18k Gold Care Guide

How to ensure your 18k gold jewelry lasts forever


Your jewelry is designed to withstand the normal rigors of modern life, but keep in mind that they are still made from precious metals and delicate stones, so a bit of TLC wouldn’t go astray. While our 18k gold can be worn all day, everyday, try to minimize exposure to cleaning agents, beauty products, water and chemicals. 


How to clean 18k gold jewelry

Mix a few drops of detergent-free soap with warm water. One piece at a time, soak your jewelry and the use a very soft brush to lightly clean each piece. Rinse with care (and don’t drop it down the drain – learn from our experience)! Finally, lightly dry the jewelry with a lint-free cloth or paper towel.


How to store 18k gold jewelry


Always store your vermeil in a dry area, like your Aurate travel pouch, to prevent exposure to the elements. Don’t keep it stored for too long though – it was made to be worn!


Why is my 18k gold so… yellow? And where does it come from?


Don’t fret! 18k will have a deeper yellow hue because it contains a higher percentage of gold in the mixture. It’s also worth noting that we only use recycled gold in our jewelry, which means no new gold is mined and we only use gold that is already cycling in the gold market. Real and sustainable? You’ve hit the jackpot.

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