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February 10, 2018 2 min read

Everyone has their favorite piece of jewelry that they have had for as long as they can remember. You know, that necklace that you somehow haven't misplaced or broken? We are the same way. The key to having a necklace that lasts forever is remembering where you put it down last, and caring for it of course.

Caring for jewelry is an interesting topic, and the internet is sure to have a plethora of information on how you should clean and care for your pieces, but in reality, every piece requires different cleaning techniques. Different cleaning methods are required for different metals, making it super important for you to clean your favorite piece correctly, after all, you haven't managed to misplace it yet.

In this blog, we will discuss the best way to clean our Mint and Birch necklaces.

Caring For Your New Gold Fill Necklace

At Mint and Birch, we make our products with gold fill, a more feasible approach to gold plating. Gold plated pieces are simply dipped in gold, thus flaking when exposed to heat or humidity over prolonged periods of time. Our stamped necklaces are more durable than gold-plated necklaces because the gold is physically bonded to the base of the piece ensuring that your stylish necklace will last you forever.Here are the most important steps to ensuring that your necklace withstands the triumphs of time:

  • Avoid Prolonged Heat And Moisture: While gold fill jewelry is more durable than gold plated jewelry, it is still important to keep your necklace away from prolonged heat and moisture. Sure, you might forget to take it off before you get in the shower, but that won't destroy your stylish necklace.
  • Avoid Contact With Chemicals: One of the most important things to remember regarding caring for your jewelry is to keep it out of contact with chemicals. Perfumes, lotions and other chemicals can over time corrode the gold finish.
  • Clean Your Necklace Carefully: Our necklaces do not get dirty easily, and when they do, it's as simple as wiping the piece off with a wet cloth. Make sure that the cloth that you are using is non-abrasive, as gold is a soft metal and an abrasive cloth could cause the necklace to have micro-scratches.

Style Can Last Forever With A Well Kept Necklace

Whether you have a personalized gold bar necklace or a personalized silver bar necklace, it is important to take care of them in order to prolong the life of the piece. We understand at Mint and Birch that necklaces often hold a special meaning, whether it be a GPS coordinate necklace with a meaningful location stamped on it or a gold bar nameplate necklace with your child’s name on it, we know that it’s important to you. Taking care of your jewelry is like taking care of the memory that it's tied to, that's why we believe that jewelry is so special.

Thanks for tuning in to our discussion on how to properly care for gold filled jewelry. If you're interested in hearing more of us, check out last weeks blog on the perfect Valentine’s gift! And as always, please contact us if you have any questions!