I use genuine gemstones from around the world and the highest quality materials, including tarnish resistant solid Sterling Silver and Gold-Filled metals.
Sterling Silver and Gold-Filled are both excellent materials for Jewelry and a great value!
I want to take a minute to demystify and explain Gold-Filled because it is one of the most misunderstood jewelry materials.
Gold-Filled is precision made by heat and pressure bonding an outside layer of gold to a base metal. The outer layer of 12K or 14K gold is what touches your skin. I use only the finest quality Gold-Filled materials made in the USA, assuring accurate and consistent quality.
With proper care Gold-Filled is a lifetime product for most people. Gold-filled materials do not wear off or chip. Gold plated contains only a microscopic film of gold, whereas Gold-filled contains a thick layer of 12k or 14k gold.
Enjoy the rich look of gold at a fraction of the cost! I have worked with Gold-Filled for over 25 years, and it is a beautiful, easy to care for material.
I use only the highest quality tarnish resistant Solid Sterling Silver, which has a higher content of Silver than traditional Sterling Silver. As a gift to you, each jewelry piece comes with an anti tarnish storage pouch. Keep your silver jewelry in the provided storage pouch or a sealed plastic bag to protect and keep your silver jewelry looking its best.
Congratulations on your new LauraGlen one-of-a-kind jewelry!
Below is a simple method for cleaning your new jewelry and keeping it looking beautiful for years to come.
I clean all of my Jewelry using the method below. This is an old silver-smiths' recipe, that is perfect for cleaning intricate wire jewelry. You can also gently use a jewelry polishing cloth.
1. Wash and rinse your silver jewelry with mild soap and water.
2 .Line a small bowl with a clean, fresh piece of aluminum foil, place jewelry on top.
3. Sprinkle about 1 to1-1/2 Tablespoons of baking soda over Jewelry.
4. Add about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of either Distilled* (preferred) or Filtered water heated to about 175 degrees F.
5. Gently stir the water for about 30 seconds, dissolving the baking soda.
6. Rinse the Jewelry.
7. Repeat if necessary.
*Tap water may contain minerals and chlorine that can leave a residue. Using Distilled or Filtered water will provide the best results.
**(Please note that this method is intended for cleaning any LauraGlen Jewelry, and is not recommended for cleaning any antiqued or patina jewelry as this method may reverse the antiquing.)