care & repair
As all our products are natural and unique they age over time, just like we do :). We only work with high quality products that will stay beautiful for a long time. Because we work with different materials, please consult the headings below to find the perfect care for your ZILT purchase.
.925 STERLING SILVER
Almost all our silver items are made of .925 sterling silver, which is of great quality and durability. As oxidation can be a natural characteristic of real silver products, we advise you to wipe the item carefully with a dry cloth or silver polish and it’ll be as shiny as when you bought it!
Our gold filled products are tarnish free and won’t lose their colour after taking a swim or shower. Gold filled products are known to be more durable than gold plated products, which explains its higher price, but it still is a great alternative to real gold. In order to make your gold filled products shine again, we advise you to use a dry cloth and carefully polish the item.
We’ve all known the struggle when buying gold plated products that lose their colour quickly. The disadvantage to gold filled products is that there is no standard to gold plated items, even items with the thinnest layer of gold can be called gold plated. However, we guarantee high quality, thick gold plating. Gold plated items are more vulnerable to external influences such as water, perfume, natural body liquids and soap. Therefore, we advise you not to swim or shower with our gold plated items and to avoid contact between our jewelry and liquids such as sunscreen or perfume. In order to clean the product, we advise you to use a dry cloth and carefully polish the item.
RHODIUM SILVER PLATED
Rhodium silver plated is a great alternative to .925 sterling silver as it is very sturdy and durable but less likely to oxidize and tarnish. Rhodium belongs to the Platinum group of metals. We advise you not to swim or shower with our rhodium silver plated items and to avoid contact between our jewelry and liquids such as sunscreen or perfume. In order to clean the product, we advise you to use a dry cloth and carefully polish the item.
We love brass because of its matte and luxurious look. Just like silver, brass can oxidize. We advise you not to swim or shower with our brass items and to avoid contact between our jewelry and liquids such as sunscreen or perfume. In order to clean the product, we advise you to use a dry cloth and carefully polish the item. There are various methods to clean brass products using chemicals, and we would advise you to stay away from using heavy chemicals on the product. If the stains are very sturdy, we would advise you to dip a cloth in some ketchup or vinegar and gently polish the item and rinse with warm water. This method often helps to clean brass items.
Shark teeth are natural products and can be affected by light and liquids. In order to extend the durability of our shark teeth we advise you to avoid wearing our jewelry while sleeping, swimming, or in the shower. Be careful when wearing lotion, perfume or make-up. It is also best to store your shark teeth jewelry away from the sun. Exposure to chemicals may cause the shark tooth to adopt a yellow colour, just like our own teeth.
Like shark teeth, pearls are carefully crafted by nature and can be effected by chemicals and oils. Therefore, we advise you to take off your our jewelry that contains pearls when showering or washing your hands, as chemicals can give our pearls a slightly blueish glaze and turns them brittle over time. Furthermore, avoid contact between our pearls and perfume or sun screen.
For our bone jewelry, it’s pretty much the same story as our shark teeth. Exposure to chemicals and oils may cause them to turn slightly yellow. Therefore, we would advise you not to wear our bone jewelry when showering or swimming, and avoid contact between perfume or sunscreen and your bone jewelry.
COTTON & SILK
Our products containing cloth are made of 100% cotton or silk. In order to keep them in the best state as possible, we advise you to keep your jewelry from any contact with water, soap and other liquids.
If something happens to your product, please do not hesitate to let us know. Send us an email containing a picture, the date of your order, comment on the damage and we will check what we can do for you!
Love, team ZILT Amsterdam