Gold Filled, Semi Precious Gems, and Stones
Meredith Ashley Jewelry creates pieces using gold-filled chains, which can last a lifetime, with proper care. Please avoid contact with cleaning and beauty products, water and chemicals; store separately in a cloth bag when not wearing your MA pieces.
Gold Filled Chains - USA industry standards require gold-filled jewelry suppliers to be 5% or 1/20 gold by weight. This 5% is described by the karatage of the gold alloy on the surface. The gold layer found on 14K GF items is usually 50-100x thicker than what is found on a gold plated item. GF is hard wearing and if looked after like fine jewelry it should last a lifetime. To clean your gold filled jewelry, you can use warm soap and water with a soft toothbrush or use a soft cotton cloth. A soft cloth will not scratch the surface.
Semi Precious Gems and Stones - Semi precious gems and stones should never be scrubbed. Instead, use a soft brush to gently clean and buff. Store each piece of gemstone jewelry separately so that harder stones don't scratch softer ones.