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Jewelry Care

Your jewelry will last in normal, everyday wear.
Ready-Made has tested more durable than traditionally made jewelry in our price range. This means your jewelry can come in normal contact with sweat, water, and soap (hello, handwashing!) with no issues.

WHAT IS YOUR JEWELRY MADE OF? IS IT GOLD FILLED OR GOLD PLATED?

 

We don't use any gold or traditional jewelry metals ever. Instead, we rely on our Star Steel™ as a base (from the 316L medical grade stainless steel family), and as our gold and rose gold coating, a super strong ceramic that is found naturally only on the surface of asteroids. We make ours inside a vacuum. We don't plate our jewelry using traditional wet plating or heat bonding methods, and instead have adopted a technologically advanced coating process that uses no water or chemicals and emits no fumes. 

 

WILL MY JEWELRY TURN MY SKIN GREEN?

No, never. All our materials are biocompatible (won’t harm living tissue), skin-safe, and won’t cause chemical reactions. Our base metals and super strong coating ceramics are used in surgical tools and implants.

WILL MY JEWELRY RUST OR OXIDIZE?

No, never. We don’t use metals like sterling silver, brass, bronze, or copper that react with oxygen.

For gold and rose gold pieces, keep in mind that our base metal, marine grade steel, has a darker, bluish tint than other white metals and will reflect more blacks. This does not mean that your jewelry has tarnished.

 

CAN I SHOWER IN MY JEWELRY?

For all our silver pieces, yes.  
For gold and rose gold earrings and pendants, yes. 

For gold and rose gold rings, no - this is because rings come in contact with surfaces more often and can scratch easily. Scratches happen most often in the shower. These abrasions combined with chemicals we can't account for can cause your jewelry's scratches to look more pronounced. 

WILL MY JEWELRY BREAK?

Rings + Pendants
Rings and pendants should never dent and break. Please be mindful of what they come in contact with since our materials are stronger than most surfaces. Importantly, rough surfaces can also leave micro scratches on your pieces, shortening your jewelry’s longevity.

Chains
Our chains are very strong and we caution you to wear them carefully, especially if you have small children that are especially talented tuggers. Our chains are purposefully made so that in extreme cases of impact or pulling, they can still come apart.

WILL MY JEWELRY FADE?

Gold and Rose Gold Tones
With normal wear, your jewelry will never completely fade and lose its gold or rose gold treatment. However, depending on wear and activities, it could eventually turn from a 14k yellow gold or rose gold color to a lighter 10k gold or rose gold color. Keep in mind that our base metal, marine grade steel, has a darker, more bluish tint than other white metals and will reflect more blacks. This does not mean that your jewelry has faded.

If your jewelry comes in contact often with sweat, soaps, gels, perfumes, and lotions, we recommend rinsing your jewelry with clean water to prolong the finish so that it doesn’t have to work as hard to fight the chemicals and acids.


Silver Tone
Your jewelry is made completely out of Star Steel™ and the tone will remain unchanged. 


For all three finishes, stay away from harsh chemicals and household supplies such as toner shampoos, glycolic acid body lotions, bleach, and windex. Occasional contact won’t cause damage (rinse after!), but prolonged exposure will cause your piece to fade more quickly or develop spots.


WILL MY JEWELRY SCRATCH?


Gold and Rose Gold Tones

In heightened activity, micro scratches can develop that will contribute to less longevity. Don’t drag your piece on rough surfaces. Wear gloves when lifting weights. Do not scrub your jewelry with a loofah or dish sponge.


Silver Tone

Your silver toned jewelry is scratch resistant, but we recommend refraining from rigorous contact with hard, rough surfaces and loofahs and dish sponges to prolong shine and luster.



IS MY JEWELRY SKIN SAFE?


Star Steel™ (from the 316L medical grade stainless steel family) and the ceramic we use are both hypoallergenic and biocompatible (won't harm living tissue) materials. Both are used in medical tools and implants. Star Steel™ contains 8% nickel - however, its composition doesn’t allow the nickel to react to skin the way it normally does, allowing it to be labeled as hypoallergenic. However, in fewer than 0.5% of cases, people with EXTREME nickel allergies will get a reaction. You will know if you’re that someone since you would have had experienced a reaction already (to something as common as a button).


HOW SHOULD I CARE FOR MY JEWELRY?


To clean, sweep over your jewelry with a clean, soft cloth. You can also wash your jewelry with soap and rinse with clean water, then dry with a clean, soft cloth.

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