Product Care Info

Coordinates -

For our plated items we use Brass as our base metal.  Brass is an alloy made of Copper and Zinc. The surface of plated jewelry is prone to becoming dull and possibly even tarnishing.  In order to ensure the longevity of your Coordinates Collection piece we recommend the following care.

Remove Pieces at Night 
Don’t sleep with plated jewelry, night sweat and the extra rubbing against the skin will cause plating to wear off faster over time. Remove at night to extend the lifecycle of your custom piece.

Store with Similar Items 
Do not put away gold plating and silver plating together.  The different metals will cause each other to tarnish, fade and/or turn colors. Have different storage places for different colors of metals.  It is best to store in a dry area.  Your bathroom is not an ideal place as the humidity thins the plating.

Clean with Care
Plating is much more delicate than pure metals.  Do not use any chemicals to clean ANY plated item. Chemicals will fade the plating. This is my most common problem with items fading.

Do Not Swim with your piece on
Pools, Jacuzzis and hot tubs contain chlorine and muriatic acid which will discolor or corrode metal wear all conspire to affect the surface of your item.  Salt water will also affect plating.  

Avoid Abrasive Contact
Contact with hard surfaces such as metal to metal contact (more than one chain or bracelet at a time) or rubbing on a table top can wear through the plating surface. 
*Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of jewelry care and we recommend professional cleanings as often as once a year. 
 
Avoid Extreme conditions
Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, soap, lotion, sweating and high humidity.
 
Skin Reactions / Wear and Tear
Some people are allergic to the base metal and might break out in a rash, which usually goes away after a day. If you know you are allergic to brass, bronze, copper or any other metal inquire about base metal before purchasing any plated jewelry.

 

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