We use only the best quality materials for our jewelry. This means all our pieces are made with sterling silver or 14kt gold filled materials. We source our gold filled from USA made sources to ensure the highest quality standards are met when it comes to gold filled. As the owner and designer, I use the same quality materials for my pieces as the ones I sell.
How to Care for Your Vida Jewelry Pieces
As much as you may love our pieces, it's a good thing to occasionally take them off, especially when it comes to bathing, swimming, or heavy sweating- aka the gym. Gold filled materials by USA law have 5% actual gold bonded to them so they are the next best thing to actual gold. However, sweat, chlorine, and other chemicals from perfumes or lotions, can weaken or damage stones and metal. If you plan on heading to the beach, pool, or gym, it is best to leave your jewelry at home. It is also a good practice to take it off when going to bed since some of us can be violent sleepers and the tossing and turning can break or weaken our pieces.
When in doubt keep the 3 S's in mind as to when to take off your jewelry: swim, sweat, sleep.
How to Store Your Jewelry
Although you may have a cute place out in the open to display your jewelry for all to see, it is not the best practice to keep your jewelry looking shiny and new. The air and humidity can speed up the tarnishing process for sterling silver. Some of our sterling silver is anti-tarnish but others aren't so they may tarnish faster.
It is best to store all your jewelry in an anti-tarnish jewelry box, or in individual bags to keep the air out. This will ensure your jewelry looks its best and lasts for years to come.