We are moving, please expect an additional 2-3 week shipping time on all made to order jewelry placed during the month of july. Ready to ship items will be sent on time.

Jewelry Care

24K Gold Vermeil

Our gold vermeil is a gorgeous, warm 3.5 micron thick coating of nickel-free 24K gold over 925 sterling silver, which is long lasting with the right care. Here’s how:

-Never bend or pinch to size gold vermeil pieces, the plating will crack

-Remove gold vermeil pieces before entering any kind of water: Showers, bathtubs, hot tubs, swimming pools, the ocean, ect.

-Remove gold vermeil pieces before any activities that could cause scratching: Exercise, sleep, ect.

-Remove gold vermeil before interacting with any chemicals: Cleaning, ect.

-Allow body lotions, hand lotions and perfumes to dry before putting on gold vermeil pieces

-Hang or lay snake chains flat when not wearing to avoid kinks in the chain.

-Do not use polishing cloths on gold vermeil pieces as they will strip the gold

-Gold vermeil pieces can be re-plated if necessary, please contact info@ellequivit.com for a quote

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver will last a lifetime, to keep pieces looking bright, follow these rules:

-Remove silver pieces before entering any kind of water: Showers, bathtubs, hot tubs, swimming pools, the ocean, ect.

-Remove silver pieces before any activities that could cause scratching: Exercise, sleep, ect.

-Remove silver pieces before interacting with any chemicals: Cleaning, ect.

-Hang or lay snake chains flat when not wearing to avoid kinks in the chain.

-Silver will naturally tarnish over time, if you notice your piece is looking less bright soak it in warm (not hot) water and dish soap and gently rub dry with a soft towel.

 

24K Gold & Palladium Plated Brass

Our gold and palladium plated pieces have a yellow or white brass base and are coated in a thick 3.5 micron luminous layer of nickel-free 24K yellow gold or silver palladium, which is long lasting with the right care. Here’s how:

-Never bend or pinch to size plated pieces, the plating will crack 

-Remove plated pieces before entering any kind of water: Showers, bathtubs, hot tubs, swimming pools, the ocean, ect.

-Remove plated pieces before any activities that could cause scratching: Exercise, sleep, ect.

-Remove plated pieces before interacting with any chemicals: Cleaning, ect.

-Allow body lotions, hand lotions and perfumes to dry before putting on plated pieces

-Hang or lay snake chains flat when not wearing to avoid kinks in the chain.

-Do not use polishing cloths on plated pieces as they will strip the plating

-Plated pieces can be re-plated if necessary, please contact info@ellequivit.com for a quote

Brass 

-Remove brass pieces before entering any kind of water: Showers, bathtubs, hot tubs, swimming pools, the ocean, ect., water may leave water marks on brass

-Remove brass pieces before any activities that could cause scratching: Exercise, sleep, ect.

-Remove brass pieces before interacting with any chemicals: Cleaning, ect.

-Allow body lotions, hand lotions and perfumes to dry before putting on brass pieces

-Brass will naturally tarnish, if you notice your piece is looking less bright, remove it from the chain (if a pendant) and rub it with the inside of a slice of lemon, rinse in warm (not hot) water and gently rub dry with a soft towel.

*If you ordered a brass necklace, it is paired with a gold filled chain, please note the two require different care, gold filled chain instructions will be listed in the next section

Gold Filled Chain 

-Remove gold filled chain before entering any kind of water: Showers, bathtubs, hot tubs, swimming pools, the ocean, ect.

-Remove gold filled chain before any activities that could cause scratching: Exercise, sleep, ect.

-Remove gold filled chain before interacting with any chemicals: Cleaning, ect.

-Allow body lotions, hand lotions and perfumes to dry before putting on gold filled chain

-Hang or lay snake chains flat when not wearing to avoid kinks in the chain.

-Do not use polishing cloths on gold filled chain as they will strip the piece 

Gold & Precious Stones

These precious pieces are created to last many lifetimes, but still require care and attention to keep them at their finest:

-While gold and precious stones can be worn in the water, it is recommended to remove them when possible

-Remove gold and precious stone pieces before any activities that could cause damage or disturb the setting: Exercise, sports, ect.

-Remove gold and precious stone jewelry before interacting with any chemicals: Cleaning, hot tubs, swimming pools, ect.

-Hang or lay snake chains flat when not wearing to avoid kinks in the chain.

-If you notice less sparkle in your stones or scratches become evident from daily wear find a local jewelry store you trust to clean and buff your piece.

-For high price point pieces it is recommended to insure your jewelry.