How to treat Afra Amba jewelry
All Afra Amba pieces are handmade and handcrafted. The jewelry is made of either sterling silver (925), sterling silver with a layer of 24 carat gold (gold plated) or 14 carat solid gold.
Sterling silver items are subject to oxidizing after a certain time. When you’d like to make your silver items shiny again, just rub the pieces with a some silver polish (or toothpaste works sometimes too).
The layer of 24 carat gold on sterling silver items is always temporary. Due to the acidity of the skin (PH), the gold fades over time. Also chemicals like sunscreen, alcohol and heat may fade the layer of 24 carat gold. To enjoy gold jewelry longer, you may consider switching to 14 carat solid gold pieces.
To extend the longetivity of all Afra Amba items, it’s best not to expose the jewelry to moisture, heat and chemicals.