The porcelain is fired twice for durability—once at 1000 degrees Celsius, a second time with glaze at 1250 degrees. The front of each piece is clear glazed to shine; the reverse side remains unglazed to reveal the natural characteristic of porcelain. Many pieces are adorned with sterling silver or gold-plated silver accents.
A few tips to keeping your jewelry looking its best:
Gently wear and enjoy for a long time. Porcelain is best treated like shell, glass or gemstone jewelry. It is recommended to remove jewelry while sleeping, swimming, showering, etc. Some beauty products may cause gold finish and adhesives to break down. Apply perfume before wearing. While porcelain is a durable and strong material, avoid dropping on hard surfaces.
As with most jewelry, a patina will develop over time. To help reduce tarnish and clean the porcelain, mild soap & lukewarm water can be used with a soft brush or damp cloth to increase shine and patina, then dry with a soft towel. Gold glaze is a surface treatment and may patina or fade depending on pH, use and exposure to chlorine or perfume. Silver and gold-plated accents can be shined using a polishing cloth or leather chamois.
DO NOT use brush on gold glaze.
A jewelry box or other closed hard case can help slow tarnish and protect both the porcelain & metal components of your jewelry.