Harma uses high quality environmentally friendly copper and sterling silver as base metals. It is nickel, lead and zinc free. All of Harma’s jewelry pieces are high quality gold and/or rhodium plated (depending on the gold tone). Highly refined gold is used for plating. Currently, jewelry is available in 14k, 18K, 24K gold and rhodium plating.
All jewelry is highly hypoallergenic and tested. However, allergic reaction is still possible in rare cases such as open wounds, existing eczema or dermatitis.
In order to take care of your jewelry and to keep its shine everlasting, rule of thumb is that your jewelry should be the last thing you put on in the morning and first thing to take off at night.
Care and maintenance differ between sterling silver and gold plated jewelry. Generally, polish and buff your jewelry frequently to remove any dirt or lint and to keep it everlasting shiny. Prevent sudden fall on hard surfaces that can damage or scratch stones and metal. Store jewelry in a box or pouch away from any abrasive materials. It is advised to remove any jewelry before swimming, bathing or any other sporting/physical activity. Limited contact with cosmetics, bleaching agents and chemicals is also advised.
For sterling silver (92.5% pure silver) jewelry, clean with a soft brush and soapy water. Soft toothbrush is an ideal tool to clean sterling silver jewelry. If the base metal is environmental copper, it is highly recommended not to use any polish or cleaning chemicals. It should be wiped clean with a dry cotton cloth every now and then to remove any sweat or water residue. Harma jewelry is crafted carefully to ensure color longevity. It does not discolor or tarnish unless it comes in contact with any chemicals. It is advised to remove all jewelry before using cleaning or bleaching products. Some cosmetics and bath salts contain strong bleaching or eroding agents. Long-term contact of jewelry pieces with such products should be avoided.
If taken care, Harma jewelry can last years.
If you have more questions that you cannot find answer to here, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help you and answer your queries.