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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 jewelry 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 the strong moisture.

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

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    Gold Filled

    Gold filled is an excellent alternative to solid gold. Gold filled is made from a metal base (usually brass) and covered with a layer of gold by a process combining heat and pressure. This layer of gold is much thicker than in the case of gold plated or vermeil jewelry. So you can wear your jewelry underwater without any problem. Gold filled is stronger and much more affordable than solid gold and has a lifespan of 10-30 years. That's why we love it!

    Gold Filled Care
    To preserve your gold filled jewelry, 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 can soak your jewelry in slightly soapy water (dish soap) and use a soft cloth to polish it.


    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 stone selection will vary from one collection to another. Here are some of our favorites: 

    Moonstone, onyx, prehnite, pink quartz, turquoise, blue agate, labradorite.