Caring for PVD Plated Body Jewellery

How to care: PVD Plating

PVD plating is the preferred finish for plated body jewellery (rather than anodising) as it creates a durable, anti-corrosive, scratch resistant surface for a variety of metals, including stainless steel and titanium. Anodising is still suitable for body jewellery, however, with anodising, the jewellery is dipped in the plating finish rather than heat blasted and this tends to fade faster than PVD.

PVD produces a wide range of colours and finishes, including matte, shiny, and brushed in shades of gold, rose gold, black, rainbow, greens, blues, pinks, purples and many more.

Plated jewellery (unlike solid materials) will fade over time, especially when it is regularly exposed to water or chemicals like soaps, creams, sun lotion, tanning oils and cleaning products. Even your perspiration and the PH balance of your skin can affect the lifespan of plated body jewellery.

It's impossible to predict how long your PVD plated collection will last as this depends on many factors, including how often you wear it and the conditions you expose it to. Chlorine, salt water and pool chemicals can have an aging effect on your shiny plated jewels, for this reason we recommend replacing your plated body jewellery with surgical steelsolid titanium925 Sterling silver or solid gold when showering or swimming and saving your plated jewellery for other special occasions.

NOTE: Do NOT store your plated jewellery in the bathroom or anywhere humid, this will speed up the aging process. Keep plated jewellery dry and away from the elements.


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