Obviously you will want to wear your Black Pearl jewellery all the time – this is understandable. Sterling Silver will naturally oxidise (tarnish) over time, you can keep it bright with a silver polishing cloth. To minimise tarnish avoid wearing your jewellery on the beach or in the sea, and try not to spray perfume or use creams directly on your jewellery. When you are not wearing it keep it in a jewellery box or pouch in a cool, dark, dry place.
Gold plated items are plated with 2 microns of 18ct gold – this is a standard long lasting finish. It is hard to say exactly how long the plating will last as it depends on how often you wear it, your skin type etc. But rest assured if it does start to fade you can have it re-plated for a small fee depending on the size of the piece. Please note only jewellery bought from Black Pearl will be accepted for re-plating. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with enquiries.