Our jewellery is made from a variety of materials. In the product description of each piece of jewellery you can see which material it is made of and below you can find more information.*
Our Last-Forever Tips
Avoid contact with water, perfume, make-up lotion, hairspray, creams and other products with high acidity;
Take them off
Remove the jewellery while sleeping, showering, exercising and washing your hands;
Dry your jewellery with a clean, dry and soft cloth after it has come into contact with water;
Keep your jewellery in a dark, moisture-free environment, so don't put them in the bathroom or in a place with sunlight;
Gently clean your jewellery to remove skin oils and makeup.
Stainless steel jewellery is very popular because it is easy to maintain. Stainless steel is an alloy of iron, chromium and carbon. Stainless steel jewelry has a layer of chrome that prevents rust and the important advantage that it is 100% allergy-free. Compared to sterling silver/real silver, stainless steel is made of a stronger metal, making it less likely to scratch, more shiny and smoother.
ALLERGIC REACTION / GREEN SKIN
Rest assured that our stainless steel jewellery is crafted with nickel-free metals to minimize the risk of allergic reactions. However, it's worth mentioning that discoloration on the skin is possible as every individual has a unique skin type and body acidity.
Overall, stainless steel jewelry does not discolour when it comes into contact with water. However, discoloration can occur at a high pH value. The average pH of our skin is 5.5 to 6.5. Our skin is slightly acidic, which makes it a protective layer against bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms. Unlike precious metals (such as gold and silver), base metals (such as zinc and copper) are more affected by acids. Since our skin has an acidic pH, this can lead to accelerated discoloration of jewelry made of (non) precious metals. Unfortunately, there is little that can be done about this, but the pH value and therefore the discoloration can differ for each person.
For long-lasting beauty of your jewelry, it's wise to avoid going swimming or taking a shower while wearing it. The chlorides in the water can harm the chrome layer of your jewelry. Also, keep in mind that chemical products like perfume and sunscreen can have a similar effect. It's preferable to always remove your jewelry when using these products.
Silver & Gold Plated
Silver/gold plated means that the jewellery is made of, for example, copper with a thin layer of silver or gold over it. The discoloration of this jewellery depends on the acidity of your skin and the thickness of the silver or gold layer. This jewellery has a thinner layer than stainless steel, which means that it can discolour more quickly. How quickly this happens depends on the treatment of the jewellery and how often you wear the jewellery. This is faster with rings than with chains. However, these jewellery can last a long time if it is handled with care.
For long-lasting beauty of your jewelry, it's wise to avoid going swimming or taking a shower while wearing it. The chlorides in the water can harm the layers of your jewelry.
Also, keep in mind that chemical products like perfume and sunscreen can have a similar effect. It's preferable to always remove your jewelry when using these products.
*ACESOIR is not liable for any allergic reactions caused by wearing the jewellery.