sisterhood amulet necklace
Artist: Molly Debiak
gold vermeil pendant / 18” gold-filled chain
How do I care for Gold Vermeil?
Most metals will naturally patina over time, however, there are measures you can take to prolong the life of your jewelry. Molly Debiak recommends removing all jewelry prior to showering, swimming, cleaning, or when engaging in any other activity that would expose your jewelry to water, oils, or chemicals. Exposure of this sort can patina metal, affect the appearance of softer stones and wear down plating. If your jewelry begins to appear a bit dull or darkened, she recommends a polish with a soft jewelry cloth, or with a non-abrasive cleaner specific to jewelry or an unscented, natural dish soap and an extra soft-bristled toothbrush. Be sure to avoid abrasive materials as it can disrupt any plating. do support the backside of open stone-settings, and avoid applying too much pressure. When not wearing your jewelry, she recommends storing it in an air-tight container, preferably wrapped in a soft, natural-fiber cloth.