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Materials + Care

Our main materials and how to take care of them

14k Gold

Our 14k solid gold pieces are made to last a lifetime. 14k gold will not oxidize or discolor, so you can wear your jewelry all day - everywhere and anywhere.

CARE:

When your 14K gold jewelry needs a clean - scrub lightly with a soft-bristled brush, warm water and detergent-free soap. Buff gently with a clean cloth and store your pieces in a safe, dry place when not worn.

Sterling Silver

We offer 925 Sterling Silver which is an alloy made of 92.5% pure Silver and 7.5% Copper. The added copper makes the silver more durable and less soft. Some of our Sterling Silver products are also plated with original rhodium for extra durability. This is noted in the product details when it is included.

CARE:

Remove your jewelry before exercising, washing your hands or showering. Always apply perfumes, creams and hair care products before wearing. To clean - polish gently with a silver cloth. Store in a safe, dry place when not worn.

Gold Plated Sterling Silver

This is not to be confused with gold plated in our plated section. Gold plated Sterling Silver is a thick layer of 18k solid gold on sterling silver. The biggest difference between our gold plated and gold plated sterling silver is the material that the gold is plated on and the karats of the gold used. Sterling Silver is an elevated plating material and adds to the durability of the piece and quality of the piece.

CARE:

Remove your jewelry before exercising, washing your hands or showering. Always apply perfumes, creams and hair care products before wearing. To clean - buff gently with a dry cloth. Store in a safe, dry place when not worn.

Gold + Silver Plated

Brass is the base metal used for the majority of our plated pieces. The brass is electroplated in 16K gold or sterling silver. This is a similar idea to the process of gold plated sterling silver however the base metal is brass instead of sterling silver. 

CARE:

Avoid contact with beauty products (perfume, hairspray, deodorant, makeup etc.)

Remove your jewelry before swimming, bathing or showering.

Clean your jewelry by wiping with a soft, moist cloth and ensure the piece is dried well. Avoid harsh detergents and do not use jewelry cleaner on plated pieces.

Store each piece separately and the best way to store your necklaces is to hang them.

Freshwater Pearls

Freshwater pearls are all unique in shape and color. They have somewhat of a whimsical appearance due to their organic look and feel. They grow up within an oyster or mussel in fresh water and are deemed to be natural pearls.

CARE:

Remove your jewelry before exercising, washing your hands or showering. Before you store your freshwater pearls after wearing them for the day, wipe them with a soft cloth to remove any debris they may have attracted throughout the day. Keeping their ridges clean.
For dirtier pearls, try cleaning them with a damp cloth with some mild soap. Make sure you let them dry thoroughly before storing

Cellulose

In an effort to offer our collective sustainable and beautiful products, we offer a line of hair accessories that are made out of cellulose. We care about the sustainability of our products and we know you do too.

Cellulose is a plant based material which is the main substance found in plant cell walls and helps the plant to remain stiff and strong. It is a perfect material to create strong, beautiful and sustainable accessories.

All of these materials can last a lifetime if taken care of properly

At MODU Atelier we are committed to producing the highest quality products. However, if your sterling silver, gold plated sterling silver or plated jewelry are exposed to the products above, some tarnishing may occur. This process can also occur naturally from certain PH levels in out skin. Please reach out to us with any questions we many not have answered above.

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