Materials & Care 

Here's everything you need to know about your S-kin Studio Jewelry

Tarnish Resistant & Skin Friendly

As indicated in our namesake, S-kin Studio Jewelry was created to provide high-quality jewelry that was safe and suitable for all skin types. We wanted to ensure that you would never have to deal with irritated or green skin from jewelry ever again!

Made to last, each piece of S-kin Studio Jewelry is made with tarnish resistant materials. We pride ourselves in creating long-lasting original jewelry pieces. With proper care and love, all your S-kin jewels will last you for many years to come. 

GOLD FILL

Gold Fill contains 5% of solid gold and is made through a pressure and heat bonding process. This means that a thick layer of solid gold is bonded onto the base layer, usually sterling silver or brass, to form a thick and durable layer of solid gold. Gold Fill is hypoallergenic and sensitive-skin friendly. 

 Learn more about the difference between gold vermeil and gold filled.

Our bespoke collections are made with gold fill materials from Mumbai, India where gold is plentiful and can be ethically and sustainably sourced. Our other gold fill components are sourced from certified sellers in the USA and Brazil. 

CARE GUIDE:
- Gold Fill is safe to wear in the water
- To maintain shine, regularly use a blue polishing cloth to wipe away dirt, sweat, chemicals etc. 
- Avoid exposing your jewelry to skin care products, soaps, detergents and perfumes. These acidic and harsh ingredients may affect the wear of your jewelry. 
- We recommend removing your jewelry before doing high impact physical exercise and entering salt or chlorinated water.
- Store your jewelry in your S-kin Studio pouch or box to avoid moisture and metal on metal rubbing. 
 
Read more about whether Gold Filled Jewelry Tarnishes Over Time.

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STERLING SILVER 

Sterling silver is an alloy of silver and typically contains 92.5% of silver and 7.5% of other metals. Pure silver is very soft and malleable, this is why it is mixed with 7.5% of other metals. This ensures the jewelry will be hold it's shape and be more durable over time. 

70% of our sterling silver materials are sourced within Australia and the other 30% is sourced from accredited manufactures in Italy, USA and India.

CARE GUIDE:
- Sterling Silver is safe to wear in water.
- Sterling silver is prone to tarnish and dull over time so it is important to use a silver polish cloth to wipe and clean your jewelry regularly. 
- Keep your sterling silver away from skincare, detergents and perfumes to avoid erosion 
For a deep cleanse, use gentle toothpaste, or mix baking soda and water together and wrap your jewelry in aluminium foil for 5-10mins before gently wiping it away, rinsing with water and patting it dry.
- We recommend removing your jewelry when doing physical exercise and entering salt or chlorinated water.
- Store your jewelry in your S-kin Studio pouch or box to avoid moisture and metal on metal rubbing. 
 
Learn more about the composition of Sterling Silver.

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SOLID GOLD

Solid Gold is a type of gold that contains more that 41.7% of pure gold. Gold purity is defined by its karatage/carat and ranges from 9K to 24K (with 24K being 100% pure gold). 

24K Solid Gold is typically very soft and not suitable for fine jewelry. S-kin Studio Solid Gold ranges from 9K - 18K to ensure your jewelry is still able to be durable and long-lasting. 

All of our Solid Gold jewelry pieces are made bespoke in our ethical factories in Mumbai, India. 

CARE GUIDE:
- Solid gold is safe to wear in the water
- Solid gold is suitable for fresh and healing ear piercings.
- To maintain shine, regularly use a blue polishing cloth to wipe away dirt, sweat, chemicals etc. 
- Solid gold is the most suitable material for sensitive and easily irritated skin
- For a deep cleanse, soak your solid gold in a bowl of water with a bit of mild dish detergent. Let it soak, then give a light scrub and dry well with a clean cloth. 
- Store your solid gold in your S-kin Studio pouch or box to avoid moisture and metal on metal rubbing. 
 
Check out our FAQ's about Solid Gold

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GEMSTONES

We use a range of precious gemstones at S-kin Studio Jewelry. These include synthetic cubic zirconia, Swarovski crystals, black onyx, moissanite and lab-grown diamonds. 

Each is ethically sourced from accredited suppliers and we will always ensure that our suppliers provide us with the relevant certifications for our gemstones. 

CARE GUIDE:
- Gemstones are not suitable to be worn in water.
- To avoid your gemstones falling out from your jewelry, we recommend removing your jewelry when doing physical activities.
- Keep your gemstones away from skincare, detergents and perfumes to avoid loosing their fixtures.
- To clean cubic zirconia, Swarovski crystals and onyx, lightly wipe them down with a clean cloth
- Store your jewelry in your S-kin Studio pouch or box to avoid moisture and metal on metal rubbing. 
 
Discover our cult-favourite Aurelia Gemstone Huggie Hoops

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FRESHWATER PEARLS

Pearls are a timeless and elegant natural phenomenon that has been used in jewelry for thousands of years. Originating from oysters, each pearl is completely unique and can take between 4 months to 4 years to form. 

We value the natural shape and imperfections of each pearl and choose not to utilise heavily processed or shaped pearls in our jewelry. All our freshwater pearls are ethically sourced from Western Australia. We only produce our pearl jewelry items in small batches to minimise any environmental impact. 

CARE GUIDE:
- Pearls are not suitable to be worn in water
- We recommend removing your pearl jewelry when exercising, swimming, showering and sleeping.
- Please avoid exposing your pearls to harsh chemicals and soaps as they may dull the colour of your pearls over time.
- To maintain shine, regularly clean your pearls with a clean cloth to remove any dirt, sweat, chemicals etc. 
- Store your pearls in your S-kin Studio pouch or box to avoid moisture and other materials rubbing on your pearls. 

Shop our unique hand-crafted Pearl Edit

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Want to learn more?

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WHY IS SOLID GOLD SO EXPENSIVE?

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