How to care for and clean gold-plated and silver-plated jewellery.
mmi3nsa’s gold-plated and silver-plated collections are an accessible range that allows us to offer fun and affordable pieces. Plated jewellery is best for occasional wear whereas pure gold and sterling silver are suitable for daily wear.
The base metal in our plated metal jewellery is either copper, steel or brass; which has a thin coating of either gold, silver or platinum applied over it. Plated metal will tarnish with time and if appropriate care is not taken.
How to slow down the tarnishing process
Follow our 5 easy steps:
Put on your jewellery last after applying makeup and perfume (avoid spraying any scent on your jewellery)
Clean your jewellery after you have worn it
Gently wash your jewellery regularly using warm water, and dry with a soft cloth
At the first sign of tarnish, polish your jewellery using a polishing cloth
Avoid excessive stream from cooking, showering and baths
How to clean your plated jewellery that has already begun to tarnish
Try the following steps. Please be gentle as the coating is thin and you can erode it with abrasive actions.
Cover the inside of a bowl with aluminium foil.
Half fill the bowl with hot water and add 1tbsp of baking soda and 1tbsp salt and mix
Add in the jewellery and check that it is fully submerged
Let it soak for 10 minutes
Take it out and rinse the jewellery dry with a lint-free cloth, if possible.
How to store your plated jewellery
To delay the tarnishing process, we recommend that you keep your jewellery sealed in an airtight bag or pouch to limit the exposure to air and humidity.
We recommend that if you have a metal allergy that you choose one of our sterling silver products, that is if you do not have an allergy to sterling silver.