Jewelry care & Materials
LOTT.gioielli stands for durability and quality. We therefore use natural materials which in many cases can be delicate. The basis of our jewelry is 1st grade (recycled) silver (denoted by 925) or 9 karat yellow, rose or white.
925 Sterling Silver Plated Jewelry
The base of this collection is silver. Our 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry is made up op 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper pieces. The gold, rose gold or white gold layer at these jewelry is applied by electroplating. By immersing the jewelry in a coloring sheet under power, the color sticks to the product. This color bath consists of different percentages of gold, silver and copper.
This layer is also called the plating and can be sensitive to external influences. Therefore take into account the following;
- Do not wear our jewelry while showering, exercising or sleeping;
- Avoid contact with care products such as perfume, body lotion etc;
- Store your jewelry in the pouch or packaging provided. This way you reduce the risk of discoloration caused by sunlight or moisture.
How long the plating of your jewelry remains beautiful is different for each person. The natural PH value of the skin (acidity) can cause discoloration. This can be influenced by, among other things, alcohol consumption, medication and perspiration.
If your LOTT.gioielli jewel discolors within three months after purchase, we will apply a new plating at our expense so that your jewel is like new again. Also in case of discoloration after the first three months we can still mean something for you! A new plating will cost 20-50 euros. Would you like to use this service? Sen an email with a picture of the jewelry and the order number to firstname.lastname@example.org
Because silver is a precious metal it can oxidize (become dull or dark). To counteract this process we apply a thin layer of rhodium to the jewelry. This finish ensures that the jewelry is provided with a nice extra white shine and thus less likely to oxidize. Depending on use, skin type and wear, the rhodium layer may fade. No worries! You can easily polish this with a silver polish cloth or a dry cloth and your jewelry will look like new again!
9 Carat jewelry
The difference between our 9 carat collection and our 925 sterling silver collection is mainly in the composition of the metals and the finish. The items from our 9 carat collection consist of more gold making this jewelry more precious. In additioin, the gold mixed and contains this collection no top layer. Because of this alloy (mixture) the gold color will not fade or disappear through wear. Therefore, the jwelry from our 9 carat collection always beautiful and timeless.