Caring for your jewelry
Properly caring for your jewelry prolongates its lifespan, allowing your beautiful pieces to last you through trends and seasons. Koréil collections currently offer PVD gold-plated, as well as gold vermeil jewelry. We hope that you leave this page confident you have learnt more about our jewelry composition and how to take care of your pieces. Let's begin!
MOST COMMON GOLD-PLATED JEWELRY 🙀 🚨
Most commonly seen on the market, gold-plated jewelry consists of brass as a base metal plated with a layer of gold measuring 0.5 microns. Brass is an alloy of 67% copper and 33% zinc, which will naturally tarnish when exposed to oxygen, causing it to tarnish through wears. In addition to oxygen, natural oils from your skin and perfumes, other liquids and dust particles, accelerate tarnishing of brass jewelry.
When the copper alloy in brass jewelry react with oxygen, water and carbon dioxide, your jewelry will take on a blue-green color commonly known as patina or verdigris. In addition to brass as a base metal, most commonly seen on the market is 14k gold plating of 0.5 microns, which adopts a pinkish hue resulting in peeling over time. Jewelry pieces with brass as a base metal are not made to last, and are instead meant to be replaced with the change of trends.
OUR GOLD-PLATED JEWELRY ✨ 💎
Koréil gold-plated jewelry consists of stainless steel as a base metal plated with a layer of PVD 18k gold plating measuring from 1-5 to 2 microns, which is up to 4 times thicker than most other gold-plated jewelry on the market. Stainless steel is an alloy or iron and carbon, and it is highly resistant to corrosion and rust. The type of stainless steel that we use in designing our jewelry is nickel and lead-free, making our pieces hypoallergenic.
PVD gold-plating stands for Physical Vapor Deposition, which is a vacuum coating process that results in a brilliant finish. Such finish on our Koréil jewelry ensures the pieces are more resistant to corrosion from sweat and regular wear than most commonly used method of gold-plating. PVD coating offers a far higher resistance to wear than traditional gold plating used for brass-based gold-plated jewelry. With proper care, the PVD coating will last on the product far longer than traditional gold plating.
Our jewelry is plated with 18k, which is 75% pure gold, compared to 58% found in 14k gold-plated jewelry. As such, Koréil jewelry offers a brighter gold brilliance of our pieces and it requires proper care in order to last you through wears.
By its coating and composition, Koréil jewelry is closer to gold vermeil than gold-plated.
OUR GOLD VERMEIL (GOLD-PLATED STERLING SILVER) JEWELRY ✨ 💎
Some of our jewelry pieces are gold vermeil, S925 sterling silver coated in a thick plating of 18k gold measuring 2.5-3 microns. Sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5% silver and as such it is meant to last through wears and it is generally more resistant to water, sweat, oxygen and other elements. We always recommend that you clean and store your jewelry properly, prior to any physical activity such as working out or swimming, as well as before showering and sleeping. More on that below.
Our gold vermeil jewelry is covered in a heavy plating of 18k gold along the natural quality of the silver, which retains the plating whilst offering a valuable addition to your jewelry collection.
As we are gradually introducing gold vermeil pieces, we sincerely hope that their quality will be appreciated by our lovely customers, as we aspire to consistently add S925 pieces to our collections!
🤍 ✨ HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR KORÉIL JEWELRY✨ 🤍
Upon receiving your Koréil order, you will find that our jewelry pieces come in eco-friendly, FSC approved jewelry boxes made in Denmark. These boxes are designed to store your Koréil jewelry between wears and offer aesthetically beautiful display. 😊
Together with the Koréil box, we will provide you with a Jewelry Care Card which outlines how to properly care for your jewelry. Each and every piece is created with love and attention to detail, and as such it requires a little love and care to last you a long time!
In order to help you care for your pieces, we will include a special Koréil jewelry microfiber cleaning cloth to remove any residue buildup from accumulating with daily wear. This cloth is not treated with polishing chemicals and it is specifically designed for prolongating the lifespan of your Koréil jewelry.
To keep things simple, we have included our Jewelry Care Card down below so you can refer to it at any time.
We sincerely hope that you love your pieces and that you find yourself reaching for them often! We put our heart and soul into our jewelry pieces and truly appreciate your support. ❤️