Sizing and Care
Caring for your jewelry
As a golden rule, jewelry should be last thing you put on, and first thing you take off!
10kt/14kt Solid Gold
Our 10kt and 14kt Solid gold pieces have to potential to last a lifetime if properly cared for. Gold is a soft metal therefore we recommend taking extra care when doing strenuous activities. Regular use of a polishing cloth will keep your pieces looking shiny and new.
14K Gold Filled
True gold filled is never plated and it always at minimum is 20% solid gold. We take pride in only carrying the highest quality, true gold filled pieces. 14K gold filled products are the closest we can get to solid gold without actually being solid gold. The first 20% of the outer layer of gold filled is solid gold, so anything touching your skin is solid gold. The only way your gold will tarnish would be to wear through this 20%. This should not occur with normal activities and proper care as it is an extremely durable metal. However, gold is a soft metal so you must be gentle with your pieces. It is safe in water and can be kept on for long lasting wear and will not tarnish. This process is sped up with strenuous activities and high chemical contact (such as chlorine or strong chemicals found in some lotions or beauty products).
Sterling silver requires minimal care as it is a lightweight solid metal made of 92.5% pure silver thus making it highly durable and perfect for everyday wear. You may notice darkening or tarnishing of the jewelry when it is not being worn. This is due to a chemical reaction to Oxygen in the air. To prevent this we recommend storing in an air tight container or bag and regularly using a polishing cloth. Things like perfume, hairspray, deodorant and moisturisers can also contribute to further tarnishing of your silver due to the chemicals reacting with the silver.
Our pieces use genuine gemstones not lab created. As some gemstones can be a softer stone, take extra care of those pieces as they can be more easily damaged. If Opal is submerged in water for extended periods of time it can absorb water and turn yellow-in colour. Please keep that in mind while wearing your genuine opal rings.Turquoise is a compound that includes metals such as aluminum, copper or iron. Water and oil can cause some of these metals to oxidize, or in other words rust. As a result of oxidation, the stones can actually change color. Blue turquoise that contains copper can change from a light blue to a dark green. Please take extra care when wearing your genuine gemstones.
The herringbone chain is an elaborate chain that is made up of intertrically woven links laid parallel to each other and then flattened. This chain requires extra care with its delicate nature. It must be stored flat to prevent any kinks, dents or damage. If your Herringbone chain becomes kinked or bent it is nearly impossible to repair back to its original form. This can be alleviated by removing your necklace before sleeping, showering or doing any strenuous activities.
Raquel Rosalie is not responsible for any kinks or twists that occur to the chain under any circumstances.
*** Please avoid chemical solutions, perfumes, excessive sweat, ocean water and pool water. Salt water and chlorine can damage your jewelry. Chlorine can damage and discolor metals that are alloyed with the gold and can slowly erode the finish and polish of gemstones. Also, lotions and sprays create a film on the jewelry, making it dull and dingy. To keep any tarnish or wear from setting in, take a soft cloth and gently wipe off the surfaces of the jewelry, being sure to get in all the nooks and crannies. Keep jewelry dry. Moisture is the main factor that speeds up the tarnishing process. Store different types of jewelry separately. We recommend using a Ziploc or sandwich bag with the air squeezed out to prevent oxidization.***