A collection of gold essentials made to last. 

At create and so we have worked diligently to curate a collection of accessories with fine finishes to be enjoyed at a fraction of the cost. While these pieces have been crafted to endure everyday wear and tear, proper care for your gold essentials will help preserve their finishes and extending their lifespan.  

General care instructions

  1. Occasional polishing
  2. Regular cleaning
  3. Store safely in a dry place
  4. Avoid contact with sweat
  5. Avoid contact with chlorine
  6. Avoid contact with cosmetics, hair products, lotions, & sunscreen
  7. Give them a break from time to time

Care guide by metal type

925 STERLING SILVER

Sterling silver consists of 92.5% silver, and the remaining part is copper, which is why sterling silver is popularly referred to as "925 Sterling Silver". Silver needs to be combined with other metals because it is difficult to make intricate designs with just pure silver, which is soft and malleable.

Gold vermeil jewelry is a special style of gold plating that is laid over the top of a sterling silver base, which makes the jewelry more durable and gives it that luxurious long-lasting color and shine.

With proper care, gold vermeil jewelry can last up to 30 years before tarnish begins to develop on the surface. 

316L STAINLESS-STEEL

316L stainless steel is composed of steel and chromium, and in some cases may contain a small percentage of other metals. The chemical element chromium allows for the formation of the protective layer over the steel, which prevents rusting, tarnishing, and color changes.

Stainless steel is generally safe from rust and tarnish, making it safe to wear in the shower. Tap water, however, is distilled and will not react with the metallic elements in the alloy to produce tarnish. Gold-plated jewelry should not be worn when swimming in pools or salt water to prevent any damage from chemical elements in the water reacting with the metal alloys in your jewelry. 

With proper care, 18k gold plated 316L stainless-steel jewelry can last up to 3 years without wearing down the plating or compromising on the fine finish. 

TITANIUM

Titanium is durable, lightweight, resistant to tarnishing and hypoallergenic. Relatively easy to care for, it can be polished with a jewelry cloth, soaked in a jewelry cleaning solution or cleaned with a mild detergent. 

Titanium is approximately three to four times stronger than stainless steel, which means its lifespan over generations is slightly longer. However, titanium can scratch, so its care entails routine polishing.

Similar to gold plated stainless-steel, with proper care gold plated titanium jewelry can last up to 3 years without wearing down the plating or compromising on the fine finish. 

Cleaning Instructions

925 STERLING SILVER:

Sterling silver is delicate and requires proper care when cleaning or polishing:

  • To clean, use a soft dry microfiber cloth to gently buff it. A complementary microfiber cloth is included with each jewelry purchase for your convenience in caring for your gold essentials.
  • Do not use chemical cleaners, as it is likely to strip the jewelry of its gold finish.
  • Another great way to clean tarnish off silver is with dish soap. Form a lather with your hands and rub the tarnish off your silver.
  • To keep your gold vermeil jewelry looking beautiful and shiny, avoid any contact with chlorine, bleach and sweat.
  • The best storage method is to keep your gold vermeil jewelry in a clean and safe place, away from other items. Store your jewelry in our complementary branded jewelry pouch for a minimal yet functionally safe solution to stow-away your gold essentials when not in use!

316L STAINLESS-STEEL:

Caring for your stainless steel jewelry is relatively easier:

  • Pour warm water into a small bowl mixed with some dishwashing soap. Using a soft cloth, gently wipe the jewelry until it is clean. Remove any remaining soap with a moistened cloth dipped in clean water.
  • To maintain that beautiful shine, use the complementary microfiber cloth provided in each purchase to do so.
  • Storing your stainless steel jewelry properly is an important step after the cleaning work is done.
  • The best storage method is to keep your stainless steel jewelry in a clean and safe place, away from other items. Store your jewelry in our complementary branded jewelry pouch for a minimal yet functionally safe solution to stow-away your gold essentials when not in use!

TITANIUM:

Being one of the most durable metals for jewelry to be made from, caring for titanium pieces is similar to caring for stainless-steel:

  • Pour warm water into a small bowl mixed with some dishwashing soap. Using a soft cloth, gently wipe the jewelry until it is clean. Remove any remaining soap with a moistened cloth dipped in clean water.
  • To maintain that beautiful shine, use the complementary microfiber cloth provided in each purchase to do so.
  • Storing your titanium jewelry properly is an important step after the cleaning work is done.
  • The best storage method is to keep your titanium jewelry in a clean and safe place, away from other items. Store your jewelry in our complementary branded jewelry pouch for a minimal yet functionally safe solution to stow-away your gold essentials when not in use!