our metals

Here's what you need to know before you get sweaty. Our jewelry is made with high quality and hypoallergenic metals that withstand everyday wear.  Our gold and silver will not fade, chip or rub off. 

 

14k Gold Filled: Gold filled is a layer of gold pressure bonded to a base metal.  We use 14k gold filled because it upholds its gold-qualities at a fraction of the cost of solid gold. Unlike gold plating, the gold will not rub off from everyday wear. When properly cared for, your gold filled pieces will last 10+ years. 

All gold components are also gold filled. 

Sterling Silver: Sterling silver is great for everyday wear and polishes easily. Unlike silver plating, the silver will not rub or wear off in time. 

Sterling silver is an alloyed metal, normally made of 92.5% pure silver and other metals. Sterling silver is a popular metal because of its affordability and malleability, but it also tarnishes quickly because of its composition.

If you’re looking at a piece of jewelry that is darkened or appears dirty, then your silver has tarnished; but, there’s no need to neglect this piece or get rid of it!

Tarnish is simply the result of a chemical reaction with oxygen or sulfur particles in the air. With a few easy-to-follow tips, you can take care of your sterling silver jewelry and make it last for years to come!

Daily wearing tips:

  • Wear it often: Believe it or not, your skin’s natural oils will help keep silver jewelry shiny. One of the easiest ways to prevent tarnish is to simply wear your silver often as opposed to letting it sit in a jewelry box unworn.
  • Daily cleaning: Soap and water. This is our most recommended method because of the gentleness of soap and water. This should really be your first line of defense before trying anything else.

All silver components are also sterling silver

10k & 14k gold: 14k gold offers a great combination of purity and durability. Because 10k & 14k gold is also more than 40% alloy metals, it’s durable enough for the vast majority of people. It's great for your active lifestyle, a 14k gold ring will be resistant enough to scratches, dents, warping and other damage from every day wear

 

#sweatproof but not indestructible

It’s tough, but it’s still needs some TLC. Your OXB can withstand everyday wear and workouts, but to maintain initial shine here are a few tips:

To prolong the life of your jewelry limit exposure to chemicals, hot tubs, harsh environments as well as the following irritants:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hairspray
  • Nail polish remover 
  • Perfume
  • Cleaning Products

 

Disclaimer: It's a beautiful thing that we are all unique, and sometimes our body chemistry effects which metals we are sensitive to. Generally gold filled metals are a great option for wearers with metal sensitivities. Although rare, some people may experience a reaction with their gold filled jewelry.  This is due to the composition of your body chemistry from varying hormone levels, medications, and sweat acidity.  We are always happy to answer questions about our metals.


Suggested day-to-day maintenance:Wipe your jewelry free of any oils, makeup or sweat produced throughout the day. Now available, OXB Jewelry Cleaning Kit. Click HERE.

Deep cleaning:Fill a bowl with warm water and gentle soap, let it soak while you sing your favorite Britney Spears song, grab a soft toothbrush and give the necklace, including the chain, a scrub. Pat dry and let it dry completely before storing. 

Storage: make sure to clasp it and store in a small airtight container

 

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