Always store your jewelry pieces individually, preferably in your Rhodopis soft-lined box or pouch so that they don’t rub together, scratch, or tangle.

Particular care should be taken with gemstones to ensure that they do not knock against one another when stored.

Also, remember to keep your chains fastened so they don't become tangled.

Living in a humid environment? Store your jewelry with a small packet of desiccant crystals to help reduce tarnishing.

Your gold vermeil and silver jewelry should be kept in a dark, cool, and dry place. With time and wear, sterling silver will naturally become oxidized and eventually tarnish.

Storing silver jewelry in a sealed plastic bag or airtight box when it is not being worn will keep out the air that causes oxidation.

The oxidation process is also slowed down by wearing your jewelry often. If however your jewelry is stored for long periods of time, occasional cleaning is recommended to maintain shine and keep oxidation at bay.

All our Rhodopis sterling silver jewelry is rhodium plated which protects the silver from exposure and helps reduce long-term tarnishing.

Your jewelry is particularly susceptible to damage from the effects of chemicals present in perfume, hairspray, make-up, nail polish remover, body oils, sun tan
lotion and deodorant.

Do not keep jewelry in direct sunlight as prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause many gemstones to fade and lose their colour.

Amethyst, rose quartz, chalcedony and smokey quartz are just some of the gemstones that can become paler from exposure to sunlight.

When Wearing

-We recommend avoiding contact with soaps, lotions, and perfumes. Take your jewelry off when washing hands, showering and putting on lotions, fragrances and makeup. These products contain chemicals that will remove the shine of your jewelry over time.

-Avoid swimming in your jewelry. Chlorine, the main chemical in pool water, can dull the finish, discolor, or even remove the coating from your items. 

-Don’t sweat with it. We recommend to avoid wearing your jewelry while exercising, as perspiration can cause gold plated jewelry to tarnish.

-Make your jewelry the last item you put on when getting dressed. This will help prevent earringsrings and chains from catching on your clothes and from getting doused with makeup, lotions or perfumes.

When Storing

Storing your jewelry properly is just as important as taking care of it during wear. 

-We suggest storing your items in an airtight space, such as a container or a plastic bag,Keeping your jewelry away from humidity and other chemicals in the air. 

-If you are traveling, we recommend storing your jewelry in individual plastic bags/pouches, so that it will not get scratched or come in contact with clothing, shoes, or anything else that might be packed in your travel bag.  

When Cleaning 

-The best way to clean gold plated jewelry is with a soft cloth made of cotton or fine fibers. Make sure the cloth is dry and very gently scrub your jewelry. Avoid using chemical cleaners, as they can remove the finish of gold plated jewelry.

If you follow all of the above steps and take care of your items, your gold plated jewelry should look pristine for months.