CARE

& STORAGE

GOLD PLATED JEWELRY:

Gold plating is a process where a thin layer of gold is placed on the surface of a different material. All of our jewelry is plated on top of a base of silver 970.

Remember this thin layer of gold doesn't last forever, to maximise its lifespan you can:

  • Store it properly. Reduce tarnish by keeping your piece in a jewelry box. Separate each piece in a small plastic bag to limit exposure to air, moisture and light to avoid scratches and oxidation.  

  • Do not spray on perfume, wash your hands or use other beauty products while wearing your gold plated jewelry (Specially rings).

  • Remove your jewelry before swimming, bathing and exercising.

  • Avoid constantly rubbing your plated jewelry. 

  • Overall water and humidity are the enemies of all metals. If your piece is too tarnished you can always go to a local jeweller and have it either professionally cleaned and/or re-plated. 
     

How to clean your Gold Plated Jewelry:

  • Gently wipe down the pieces after every wear. Use a very soft cloth to remove any dust and dirt. 

  • Every couple of weeks use soap and warm water for a deeper cleaning (Avoid antibacterial soap). Soak your pieces in the solution for a few minutes. Then as carefully as possible brush them with a soft toothbrush (to clean the filigree) and gently wipe them down with a soft cloth to restore the shine.
     

If you are still not sure how to clean your MQMORA jewelry, take it to a jeweler. Specially if the pieces are severely tarnished or scratched, your local jeweler will be able to re-plate it and make them look as good as new. 

Plating is not covered by our warranty. 

SILVER JEWELRY:

  • Store it properly. Reduce tarnish by keeping your piece in a jewelry box. Separate each piece in a small plastic bag to limit exposure to air, moisture and light and to avoid scratches. 

  • Do not spray on perfume, wash your hands or use other beauty products while wearing your jewelry. 

  • Remove your jewelry before swimming, bathing and exercising.
     

How to clean your Silver Jewelry:

For a deeper cleaning you can use:

  • Baking soda and aluminum foil: Add boiling water and baking soda (1 tbsp of baking soda for each cup of water) to a bowl layered with aluminum foil, ensure that the jewelry is touching the aluminum. Soak your pieces in the solution and remove after 1- 2 minutes. As carefully as possible brush them with a soft toothbrush (to clean the filigree), rinse under cool water and gently rub dry with a soft cloth to restore the shine. This process causes a chemical reaction that removes tarnish from silver. 

  • Toothpaste: Take a pea sized amount of toothpaste and using a soft toothbrush gently brush the jewelry for a 1-2 minutes and rinse with warm water. Rub dry with a soft cloth to restore the shine. 

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Handmade Jewelry Basel Switzerland | MQMORA Hand Crafted Jewelry

Colombian Handmade Silver Filigree Jewelry 

Kolumbianische hangemachte Filigran-Schmuck in Basel - Schweiz. 

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