Materials & Care


Sterling Silver

Have you ever heard of 925 silver? Sterling silver is an alloy composed of 92.5% of silver and 7.5% of other metals, usually copper. The addition of copper to the metal increases its strength and reduces tarnishing to maximize the jewelry's durability. Sterling silver will not change color nor stain your skin. You can keep your rings and necklaces at all times and put them in water without being scared of spoiling them. This is why sterling silver is an absolute favorite! 
Each Nelumbo piece of jewelry is made out of sterling silver which is authenticated by a "925" engraving.

 

Sterling Silver Care

To preserve the jewelry's shine and prevent its oxidation, here are some quick tips to follow:

  • Avoid hot tubs at all costs since the chlorine level is very high! It is also preferable that you avoid pools for the same reason.

  • Avoid exposing your jewelry to chemical products like perfume, makeup, hairspray, perfumed lotion, or household cleaners.

  • Avoid keeping jewelry boxes or pouches in bathrooms due to its strong moisture.

  • Feel free to wipe your sterling silver jewelry with a soft cloth as often as desired to keep its brilliance.


14 Karats Solid Gold

14 karats gold is one of the most popular types of gold used to create jewelry. This can be explained by its rich color, its alloy composition that ensures durability, and the fact it does not change color. This being said, you can keep your jewelry underwater without being scared of spoiling it! Our jewelry is made out of solid gold, not plated gold, which means it will not change color or slowly fade to silver.


Gold Care
To preserve your gold jewelry forever, here are some quick tips to follow:

  • Chlorine is gold's worst enemy! Make sure to take off your jewelry before getting in a hot tub or a pool.
  • Avoid exposing your jewelry to chemical products like perfume, makeup, hairspray, perfumed lotion, or household cleaners.
  • You should clean your jewelry when it is dirty to keep its shine. To do so, you can soak your jewelry in slightly soapy water (dish soap) and use a soft cloth to polish.


Gemstones

All the stones we use to create our jewelry are precious or semiprecious. The difference between the two categories is very simple. It depends on the scarcity of the resource. Nowadays, only four stones are considered to be “precious”: diamond, ruby, emerald, and sapphire. All other stones are described as semiprecious. Our stones selection will vary from one collection to another. Here are some of our favorites:

 

Amethyst, Blue Lace Agate, Labradorite, Malachite, Moonstone, Onyx, Pectolite (Larimar), Prehnite, Quartz, Ruby, Turquoise.