Materials and Care
STERLING SILVER is one of the most malleable and brightest precious metals known to man. In essence, the “925” in its name stands for its 92.5% pure silver composition, which is then alloyed with 7.5% copper.
Silver is delicate, and despite our best efforts, it can still get dirty. While pure 99.9% silver does not tarnish, any sterling silver will tarnish over time as a result of the metal to mixed in.
To take care of your sterling silver jewelry, polish it frequently with a soft dry cloth to avoid tarnish (do not use silver dip). Ideally, use the specially impregnated silver polishing cloth available from our store HERE to ensure that your jewelry continues to retain its original lustre and shine.
STAINLESS STEEL jewelry can be beautiful, nearly indestructible, and a great cost effective substitute for Sterling Silver. Surgical stainless steel is often a good choice for people with allergic. Stainless Steel itself will not change color or tarnish. However, any colored (anodized) area is not scratch resistant.
Stainless Steel jewelry is rust resistant but not rust proof. Different grades has different resistant to rust according to their chromium content. Steel jewelry are not nickel free for the reason that most steel grades contain 8-10.5% nickel. Under normal use and care steel jewelry should not develop corrosion or rust.
Stainless Steel jewelry can last a long time and look like new if you keep it clean. It does get dirty from time to time, and when that happens, you will need to clean it. The simplest way to clean your Stainless Steel jewelry is with a bit of soap and water when it's dull and dirty. This helps clean off any pollutants and grime on your jewelry. Remember to please use a mild liquid soup and warm water
GOLD VERMEIL plated Jewelry is not made of gold but base metal or silver applied with a layer of 14k or 18k gold by chemical or electrochemical plating. It is a very popular way to make jewelry with a gold richness color, based on its excellence in hardness and reasonable price.
If you are looking for a warmer, sunnier appearance then you would want 18k gold plating—this gives the piece the look of fine jewelry in the same caratage. 14k gold plating is used to give a golden sheen jewelry—remember the amount of gold used for plating is commonly negligible so that this point is more about appearance and design, rather than value.
Better sterling-based pieces are often plated in both 14k or 18k. 18k gold plating is more convincing in terms giving the piece a more luxe look, while 14k gold plating can look lighter or whiter than fine jewelry crafted in 14k gold.
After every use, clean your plated jewelry with a cotton ball or a very soft cloth to remove any dust and dirt. Gently rubbing the surface of your gold plated jewelry using a soft jewelry cloth, helps restore shine. Do *not* use a polishing cloth as this will strip away the plating.
Each piece of MOODD. jewelry is handcrafted and requires delicate handling. To maintain the beauty of your pieces, we recommend the following:
Remove during household chores: Substances with additional sulfur like household cleaners, chlorinated water, perspiration, and rubber will accelerate corrosion and tarnish. It’s a good idea to remove sterling silver completely before cleaning.
Keep out of direct sunlight: Before you hit the beach or pool, be sure to remove your silver jewelry. Sunlight can cause silver to tarnish as well.
Put your jewelry on last: For generations, women have been putting their jewelry on last and that’s for good reason! Lotions, makeups, hair spray and perfumes will accelerate tarnishing.
Store your jewelry after wear: We package each of our pieces in a special tarnish resistant case. After each wear, gently wipe away any dirt and store inside the MOODD. pouch to prevent tarnishing. MOODD. is not responsible for the maintenance of your purchased jewelry.