Materials and Care
Please review our care instructions with every purchase you make, so that your SUNSHINE pieces maintain their shine!
A diamond is rare and complex; each diamond has characteristics that make them unique and enduring no two diamonds are ever alike. A diamond is the hardest natural substance known and is resistant to deterioration. Like any precious stones, diamonds should be handled with care. Daily wear and tear may cause nicks, abrasions, and surface scratches. To maintain your diamonds, monthly and annual maintenance is recommended.
CARE: Store all of your diamond jewelry separately in its own separate pouch or compartment in your jewelry box to prevent diamonds from coming into contact with one another. Diamonds, when rubbed against each other, will cause abrasions.Diamonds attract dirt and grease easily, which dulls the brilliance of the diamond. By keeping it consistently clean, this will maintain its brilliance.
CLEANING: Clean your diamonds regularly by using an organic jewelry cleaner or one of the safest methods for cleaning jewelry is using a soft-bristled brush, warm water, and detergent-free soap.Bring your diamond pieces to a professional jeweler to get your items deep cleaned and inspected for loose prongs every 6 months or annually.
FINE 24K, PLATINUM, 18K, 14K GOLD
Gold has an extraordinary heritage with unique qualities. Gold is resistant to rust, tarnish, and corrosion. Although gold is very strong, it's also the most malleable of all precious metals. Platinum, 24K and 18K yellow gold are recommended for those with metal allergies, as it’s hypoallergenic with minimal to no metal reactions.
24K gold is composed of 99.9% pure gold (99.9), which makes it extremely soft. Due to the softness, we recommend that you wear each piece with care and awareness.
Platinum is usually 90-95% ( 900 or 950) pure, one of the most durable and densest precious metals.
18K gold is composed of 75% gold (.750) and 14K gold is composed of 58.5% of gold (.585) with other alloys such as nickel, platinum, pallidum, silver, copper, and zinc to make it strong enough for everyday wear.
Deciding the carat of gold that is right for you all depends on your lifestyle and how you care for your jewelry.
CARE: Store your gold pieces in a soft cloth bag or the original box to protect them from the daily elements.Do not expose gold to harsh chemicals such as chlorine, bleach, or any cleaning products. Remove all jewelry prior to using chemicals to reduce daily abrasions and prolong the bright luster of the gold.18K white gold within time will turn yellow. White gold starts off with 75% of pure gold (which is yellow) and 24% are mixed with white gold metals such as platinum, palladium, and nickel to name a few. The most common reason why your white gold turns yellow is the natural acids and chemicals released from your skin. A few additional common reasons are how often you expose your jewelry to soaps, salt water, chlorine, detergents, lotions, and household chemicals. Yellowing over time is natural. The treatment for restoring white gold to its shining luster is rhodium plating.
CLEANING: Depending on how often you wear your jewelry, we recommend that you clean your gold jewelry once a month at home by using an organic jewelry cleaner or by using a soft-bristled brush, warm water, and detergent-free soap.
We carry Fresh Water, Cultured, South Sea, and Tahitian pearls. Pearls are organic, delicate gems, so they need to be handled with extra care. Keep your pearls away from heat and chemicals and avoid contact with detergents, perfumes, lotions, and similar products.
CARE: Store your pearls in soft cloth bags or the original box to protect them from the daily elements.Avoid hanging pearls necklaces for a long time because the silk thread will stretch and loosen.We recommend based on how often you wear your pearls, to restring your pearl necklace once every 2-4 years to prevent the silk threads from deterioration.We recommend that you clean your pearls after each wear with a damp paper towel (no soap needed). Wipe down each pearl and lay it flat to dry.Grade A- Jade has not been treated in any way except surface waxing.Grade B - Jade is enhanced and improves the transparency and color of the material.Grade C - Jade has been artificially stained or dyed. The transparency and imperfections of the Jade are usually lost.Store your jade in a cool place in soft cloth bags or the original box to protect them from the daily elements.If you wear your jade daily, be careful not to hit your jade on hard surfaces as it can create a fracture in the jade, chip, or completely shatter the piece.
CLEANING: Use a microfiber cloth to polish the jade from the time to time or rinse the jade under lukewarm water and pat to dry. If your Jade is in need of a deep clean, dip a cloth into the soapy water (mild soap + 8oz of water) and gently wipe the jade and rinse and repeat as necessary.
All precious metals scratch. It’s a natural part of everyday wear. To remove scratches, take it to your trusted jeweler to properly polish your gold jewelry.
To maintain your jewelry, the jewelry should be the very last thing you put on when getting ready, and the first thing that comes off when you come home. Do not wear your jewelry when you are doing physical activity or household chores using harsh chemicals.