What is Gold Filled?
All Misfit Makes hoop and hook earring components are now 14k gold filled. Ears can be sensitive and these items have a lot of contact with the skin so the change was made so you can wear your jewellery everyday and keep it looking and feeling it's best!
Whats the difference between gold filled and gold plated?
To be classified as gold filled the gold layer must make up at least 5% of the total weight, compared to just 0.05% on a gold plated item. So that's 100 x more gold!
This thick layer of gold means that gold filled jewellery is hypoallergenic and safe for sensitive ears.
Gold filled components won't peel, flake or tarnish like gold plate so they will stay bright and shiny for many years.
How can I care for my Gold Filled jewellery?
To keep your jewellery looking it's best follow these simple rules:
Keep your jewellery away from moisture, perfumes and hair sprays lotions and cleaning products.
Remove your jewellery before sleeping, swimming, bathing or showering.
Keep your jewellery away form harsh chemicals or cleaning products.
Store your jewellery in a cool, dry place away from humidity and sunlight.
Can I clean my gold filled jewellery?
Your gold filled items will come with a soft cloth you can use to gently polish them.
Should your gold filled piece become discoloured it can be gently cleaned with a soft toothbrush and some soapy water and dried with a soft cloth.
Remember to be gentle, don't overly scrub or rub the jewellery and do not to submerge the piece in the water.
Make sure the piece is completely dry before storing or wearing it, it is best to pat dry and not rub.