Materials & Care

Gold-Filled

Gold Filled contains 5% of solid gold and is made through a pressure and heat bonding process. This means that a thick layer of solid gold is bonded onto the base layer, usually sterling silver or brass, to form a thick and durable layer of solid gold. Making it much more valuable than any gold plated, gold finish or gold coating product. Gold Filled does not flake off, or turn color. It is hypoallergenic and sensitive-skin friendly. 

All of our gold-filled materials are sourced from certified sellers in the USA.

Care Tips:

- Solid gold can be worn in water
- To maintain shine, use our yellow polishing cloth to wipe away dirt, sweat, chemicals, etc. 
- Solid gold is the most suitable material for sensitive and easily irritated skin
- Every few wears, rinse the piece with lukewarm water, mild soap & gently dry with a soft cloth.
- Store your solid gold in your Melrie pouch or box to avoid moisture and metal on metal rubbing. 

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Rose Gold-Filled

Rose gold fill is just like gold-filled, except a bit of copper is added to the alloy to give it its classic rosy tone.

Care Tips:

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- To maintain shine, after each wear gently wipe make-up and skin oils off with a flannel or soft cloth.

- Every few wears, rinse the piece with luke warm water, mild soap & gently dry with a soft cloth.

- Remove jewelry before swimming, bathing, applying cosmetics, creams, sprays, and oils.

​- Give your piece a night off and remove it before bed to avoid any pulls and tugs.

- Store your jewelry in your Melrie pouch or box to avoid moisture and metal on metal rubbing. 

Solid Gold

In its most pure form (24k) gold is soft and too weak to work with. Because of this, alloys are added to strengthen it, and also known as “solid gold.” All of our Heirloom collection jewelry pieces are made using 14k solid gold. 

All of our solid gold materials are sourced from certified sellers in the USA.

Care Tips:

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- Solid gold can be worn in water
- To maintain shine, use our yellow polishing cloth to wipe away dirt, sweat, chemicals, etc. 
- Solid gold is the most suitable material for sensitive and easily irritated skin
- Every few wears, rinse the piece with luke warm water, mild soap & gently dry with a soft cloth.
- Store your solid gold in your Melrie pouch or box to avoid moisture and metal on metal rubbing. 

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Sterling Silver

Sterling silver consists of 92.5% pure silver with the remaining metal most likely being copper in order to strengthen the silver. Sterling silver is considered a precious metal. Sterling silver tarnishes is due to a natural chemical reaction that occurs when silver is exposed to air. The good news is it can be un-tarnishing pretty simply.

Care Tips:

- To maintain shine, after each wear gently wipe make-up and skin oils off with a flannel or soft cloth.

- Every few wears, rinse the piece with lukewarm water, mild soap & gently dry with a soft cloth.

- Remove jewelry before swimming, bathing, applying cosmetics, creams, sprays, and oils.

​- Give your piece a night off and remove it before bed to avoid any pulls and tugs.

- Store your jewelry in your Melrie pouch or box to avoid moisture and metal on metal rubbing. 

Gold Plated & Vermeil

Its gold content is usually less than than 1%. This means that the piece is a base metal (often brass or silver) that takes a quick dip in a gold bath. While plated & vermeil pieces may possess the same luster and gold appearance at first, this layer is often quick to chip, fade, flake nor rubbed off. Most fashion jewelry is gold-plated, which allows the cost to be as low as possible. Here at Melrie we do not carry any gold-plated jewelry.

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