COYA JEWELRY 101
A FEW TIPS TO KEEP YOUR JEWELRY LOOKING GOOD:
All COYA pieces will tarnish over time as they are not real gold. However, there is a solution to avoid this from happening! Remove your jewelry when:
Applying any moisture or liquid cosmetics
Instead, store your COYA piece in its pouch when not in use.
Treat your COYA piece well to keep it in good condition!
ALL OF OUR JEWELRY IS CRAFTED WITH AN OBSESSIVE ATTENTION TO DETAIL. HERE IS A QUICK GUIDE TO ALL THE MATERIALS THAT ARE USED IN YOUR COYA PIECE, THIS WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR PIECES ARE MADE UP OF.
Made up of sterling silver with a small amount of copper to hold shape. Although, silver can tarnish over time it is considered a precious metal and an affordable one too! This material requires good care by storing your COYA piece in its jewelry pouch when not in use and avoiding direct contact of any kind of moisture!
Gold plated is a light plating over brass or copper material. It can tarnish over time if it is in direct contact with water, oils, chemical, and heat. COYA's gold plated pieces last a long time if taken care of as they have heavy plating and coating.
Bronze is an alloy made of copper and tin. It’s a great option for when you are looking for a durable piece, with a warm golden color at an affordable price. This material is very easy to clean and can last for decades with proper care, and are easily polished with a variety of liquid cleaners. One thing to keep in mind, since Bronze is made of copper this metal can oxidize with skin oils, creating a layer of copper carbonate on your skin, this occurs due to the lack of air circulation between jewelry and skin. To minimize oxidation we recommend to take your jewelry off at night, keeping it clean and avoid any contact with water. Also, you could easily clean it and get it back to its shine by using a cleaner called “JAX” which will give it a shine. If this is not available use freshly squeezed lemon with a cloth to wipe it, try it – it works!