It is completely natural for sterling silver to oxidize/patina over time when it’s exposed to air. Use a lint-free, 100% cotton cloth to give the piece a gentle wipe and it will shine right back up! You may also use this cloth to lightly polish your yellow & rose gold plated pieces, if needed.
We strive to use the finest quality materials in the industry to craft each piece so that your Bing Bang purchases can be treasured forever. 14k gold vermeil, 14k rose gold vermeil & sterling silver are the primary materials in the Bing Bang collection, with the exception of some larger pieces that are 100% brass with 14k gold plate. All of our earring posts are made of hypoallergenic sterling silver. We use only genuine semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystals.
What is vermeil, you ask?
Vermeil (pronounced: ver-may) is sterling silver that has been gold-plated.
We are extremely proud of our tried and tested gold recipe that creates the butteriest 14k gold and the most delectable, soft pinkish rose gold (never coppery) - all done here in the USA. Our plating standard is the thickest in the industry and is finished off with a clear lacquer that significantly prolongs the life of the jewelry and ensures they stay golden for years to come!
Though our gold plating is beautifully thick and it’s certainly tempting to wear your Concrete Polish Jewelry all the time, we recommend removing when doing any of the following activities excessively:
- Showering, bathing or washing your hands.
- Exercising (the salt in your sweat affects the plating)
- Applying perfumes, lotions, oils etc.
- Swimming (chlorine can often have a negative effect on plating over time)
- Cleaning - especially with harsh chemicals
If you’re unsure whether it’s a good idea to wear your jewelry in a given situation, we recommend choosing the safer option and remove it! Following these practices help to guarantee a longer life-span of your jewelry.