Sterling silver is an alloy of silver made up of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. This mixture enhances brightness and strength while preserving the ductility of the silver. Harder than pure silver, which is too soft to work with, sterling silver is one of the most popular materials for jewelry making.
To maintain the sparkle of your Mantarraya NYC sterling silver jewelry, avoid any contact with salt water, chlorine, perfumes, moisture, sweat, and cosmetics as these can tarnish and damage your jewelry. Sterling silver can naturally oxidize over time, especially when not worn. The black layer created by this chemical reaction can easily be wiped off with a soft cloth. Storing your sterling silver in the Mantarraya NYC box will help to keep the shine intact and prevent tarnish.
Mantarraya NYC jewelry pieces are produced in 18k gold and rose gold vermeil. This is a special style of gold plating that features a high layer (2.5 microns minimum) of gold on a sterling silver base. Vermeil jewelry pieces are made with precious materials and heavy plating to ensure long-lasting wear and shine.
To keep your Mantarraya NYC gold vermeil jewelry brilliant, avoid any contact with saltwater, chlorine, perfumes, and cosmetics as these can tarnish and damage your jewelry. Gold vermeil can tarnish over time due to the effects of oxidation on its sterling silver base, in case you can use a soft cloth to gently buff it. When not being worn, we recommend that you place your gold vermeil jewelry back in its Mantarraya NYC box to maintain brightness and prevent tarnish.
Rhodium is one of the most precious metals used for jewelry. Rarer than gold and whiter than silver, it is part of the platinum family of metals. Mantarraya NYC jewelry pieces are made from a base of sterling silver coated in a layer of rhodium (silver or black) for extra durability and luster.
To preserve the fabulous look of your Mantarraya NYC rhodium plated jewelry avoid any contact with harsh chemicals. Rhodium plated jewelry is more resistant to corrosion and tarnish, and has a longer-lasting color and shine. To clean it use a soft cloth that will not create too much friction. We suggest storing your rhodium plated jewelry pieces individually in their own Mantarraya NYC box where they cannot rub against other jewelry.
Gold plated jewelry is one of the most popular jewelry options and a great alternative for solid gold jewels. Mantarraya NYC jewelry pieces are made through a process of plating a thin layer of gold on a quality base of sterling silver, to ensure shine longer.
To protect the luster of your Mantarraya NYC gold plated jewelry, avoid any contact with saltwater, chlorine, perfumes, and cosmetics as these can tarnish and damage your jewelry. Clean your gold plated jewelry with a soft cloth to remove any dust, and dirt and restore shine. To prevent scratches, and avoid that different metals will cause each other to tarnish or fade, store your gold plated jewelry in its Mantarraya NYC box.