To enjoy your ORMAN jewelry for a long time, it is important that you take care of it in the best way possible. Whether you have a piece in silver or gold, we recommend that you care for your jewelry with the same attention.
All ORMAN jewelry in silver are nickel free and micro-plated with gold (1-2 microns) or plated with rhodium. The outer layer can wear off with time; it can be renewed by taking the piece to a jewelry store for re-plating if so desired. Our solid gold collections are made in 14 or 18 k gold.
GENERAL USE AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Wear with care
No metal, including silver and gold can tolerate salt, chlorinated water, alcohol, extreme heat/thermal changes (ex. excessive sunlight) or other chemicals. To protect your jewelry from unnecessary wear, always remove your jewelry when bathing, putting on lotion and perfume, doing the dishes, gardening or doing any other activity that might damage or put your jewelry in contact with water or chemicals.
Rough usage can damage and cause early wear on the precious metal plating on all jewelry. Avoid sleeping with jewelry on, or wearing your jewelry together with other jewelry, it also exposes it to unnecessary hard wear.
Always keep your jewelry in the accompanying dust bag and box when not wearing it. We recommend that you store your jewelry seperately to avoid scratches and contact with other jewelry or other materials, as this will help prolong the life and shine of your gold plated jewelry.
Silver jewelry react to air and other materials in our surrounding and naturally oxidize over time which ultimately affects the color and luster your gold plated jewelry. To help prolong the duration of your silver gold plated jewelry, always wipe your jewelry gently with the polishing cloth after each use to remove make-up, grease, odors etc. Beware that excessive pressure when wiping may cause scratches.
Stones and settings
If your jewelry has any precious and natural gemstones, make sure to visit a jeweler once a year to check stones and settings.
We use natural gemstones. Though natural, many precious gemstones are treated in order to enhance characteristics like color and clarity. In order for your precious and natural gemstone jewelry to be long lasting, we recommend you follow our general jewelry care recommendations as describe above.
All purchases that include gemstones are further accompanied with detailed information about the stones in order for you to be able to take care of your jewelry in the best possible way.
Please note that porous natural stones, such as lapis lazuli, coral or pearls can be damaged during plating.