HOW DURABLE IS HN JEWELRY?CONTACT US
All of our jewelry is made for daily wear. However, we do recommend removing rings before doing any heavy lifting or working out (especially with the “Ultra Thin” rings and Bead Rings). That includes carrying bags of groceries, using handheld tools and anything else that puts strain on your fingers and hands.
Midi Rings and Thumb Rings tend to experience the most wear due to the nature of those fingers. If you work with your hands or are generally rough on your rings we would be happy to help find a more durable alternative to the style you are interested in!
HOW SHOULD I CARE FOR MY ULTRA THIN RINGS?
The Ultra Thin rings are delicate so we recommend removing them before working out, doing any heavy lifting or engaging in any activity that will put strain on the rings.
We also recommend selecting a size that can be worn very comfortably. If these rings are too snug it can put excess stress on the metal.
There is strength in numbers! Wearing more than one stacking ring will disperse any pressure, making them more durable.
Please note that these rings are the thinnest we make, measuring under one millimeter each (.7mm). They may bend slightly from a perfect circle to organically fit on your finger. This is normal and ultimately makes the ring more comfortable and unique to you.
WHAT IS GOLD FILL?
14K Gold Fill metal consists of an external layer of 14K Gold over a brass core and is generally considered to be one of the best alternatives to pure gold, both in longevity and durability. Gold Fill provides the look and feel of real gold without the high cost and is much more durable than the cheaper “gold-plated” metal (which is what most faux-gold jewelry is made of). Gold-fill can retain its exterior gold shell for years with regular care.
MY GOLD FILL RINGS LOOK ROSY, IS THAT NORMAL? The 14K Gold Fill metal that we use does have a slightly rosy or tawny hue to it compared to higher karat golds. The slight rosy hue can also be brought out by the soldering and finishing process for some of our pieces. Generally, the higher the karat weight, the more yellow the gold will appear. If you are accustomed to 18K or higher gold, our 14K jewelry may not be an exact match to your current collection or other designers pieces.
In either case, the Gold metal that we use does tend to take on a more ‘true’ yellow gold color with a couple wears.
DOES YOUR JEWELRY CONTAIN NICKEL? Nope. All of our jewelry is nickel-free.
WILL THE METAL TARNISH?ORDER JEWELRY CLEANING KIT
All metal jewelry requires occasional maintenance and cleaning due to a build up of every day dirt and oils.
Any household gold or silver jewelry cleaner will wipe the dirt off and restore the original shine. In general, jewelry cleaners are inexpensive, easy to use and are available at any drugstore.
To prevent severe tarnish, we recommend keeping metal jewelry away from chlorinated pool water and water with a high mineral content as exposure may cause premature tarnish.
WHAT IS THE SMALL, LIGHT MARK ON MY RING?
The small section of pale gold/silver on the ring is the solder mark, which is the point where we connect the two ends of the metal to create a ring. It can most often be noticed on Rose Gold pieces.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a non-toxic, accurate color match for 14K Rose Gold solder, so we use a 10K Gold solder. 10K gold solder is considered to be the best match in color to 14K Rose Gold without introducing harmful chemicals to the jewelry.
The solder mark will not spread or change over time. In fact, in our experience it becomes less noticeable with a little time and wear. :)