Jewelry Terms

We understand that buying new fashion staples may have been difficult in the past, The following descriptions will give you a better understanding of the piece you investing in.  


Gold Plated Mixed Metals: Helps us provide you with more affordable styles. This means it has a thin layer of gold. Don't shower with gold plated jewelry, apply lotions / perfume with it on, swim or workout in it. Some of our gold plated pieces may contain brass or silver as the base metal.

Stainless Steel: This is the highest quality of them all. Styles plated over stainless steel are non tarnishing, hypo allergenic and water proof. You still want to wipe off at the end wearing it with a small jewelry cloth. Will last longer than normal plated items.

Gold Filled: Thicker coating of gold. Gold filled is an actual layer of gold pressure bonded to another material, usually brass or silver. Please check our product description if item is gold filled. Gold filled items will wear longer than gold plated pieces but still need some love as these items are not 24k solid gold. To clean your gold filled pieces, use a mild jewelry cleaning solution and run under water and pat dry. * Gold filled can still get dull and fade if there is heavy wear, constant perfume/hair chemicals, sea salt water and chlorine are constantly getting on it.

Sterling Silver: Some styles are plated over .925 sterling silver making them a higher quality than gold plated over brass items. Styles that contain sterling silver will not turn green or brown. They can handle getting wet - however we don't recommend it showering etc. with them on a daily basis. 

Cubic Zirconia 

Keep the high shine of cubic zirconia alive by giving it a gentle polishing treatment. Dip a soft toothbrush in a mixture of warm water and mild soap. Gently scrub away any dirt and build-up. Once you're done, rinse well and dry with a soft piece of cloth.  


To keep your diamonds clear and beautiful, soak them for a few minutes in a mixture of warm water and mild soap to remove any grease and dirt build-up. You can do this once or twice a week, or whenever you notice they're looking a bit dull. If you need to, you can use a soft, clean toothbrush to remove any remaining dirt.

When you're not wearing your jewelry, store it individually in a soft pouch.  Each Savage Finery purchase will come with a complimentary, cloth and pouch.