Jewelry Care

We at Jay Nicole Designs understand that every person is different and we each have unique skin-oils that may react differently to certain metals and materials. However, we are not responsible for your skin's reaction to our products. Our pieces are OK in water, but gold filled, sterling silver or white gold filled jewelry will dull naturally over time. Please do NOT use any jewelry cleaners, or harsh chemicals, as this will damage the jewelry. We recommend taking any and all precautions to care for your pieces. This is why we have made the conscious decision to move away from gold plated jewelry as it does not sustain its value over time and we want you to love your pieces for as long as possible. Jay Nicole Designs makes a point to try to give you the best quality jewelry for the best price. We appreciate your understanding.

What Is Gold Filled?

Gold-filled jewelry is made by mechanically bonding a layer of gold, at least 5% of the item’s total weight, onto a base metal. Because of the mechanically bonding process, gold-filled jewelry does not rub off, and it has 100x more gold than gold plated. Gold-filled jewelry waterproof, tarnish resistant, and great for sensitive skins.

What Is Gold Plated?

Gold plated jewelry is made by coating a base metal with a thin later of gold through electroplated process which gives it a shiny gold hue. 

What Is Sterling Silver?

Sterling silver jewelry is jewelry made primarily from an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals. 

Care Guide:

Use a solid cloth to remove and dirt of oils after each wear. Store your jewelry in a dry, airtight container or jewelry box, to prevent tarnishing and scratches. Avoid harsh chemicals such as: perfumes, lotions, cleaning products, chlorine, etc. It is best to keep gold plated jewelry dry, avoid wearing when swimming, showering, exercising etc. 

How To Fix Loose Huggie Hoop Earrings:

It is normal for huggie hoop earrings become loose overtime. This is due to normal wear and tear from the constant opening and closing of the hoop. Sometimes, if closed too aggressively, or with force, this causes the hinges to become misaligned which causes a loose huggie hoop that won't stay closed.

Slightly push the lever (post that goes in the piercing hole) up very gently. Once aligned correctly, the huggie hoop will close securely and it should "click" into place.