What is tarnishing



Tarnish is not rust or corrosion, it is simply a thin coating that forms on the surface of the metal and darkens it.

The more residue, pollution, chemical, humidity or salt in the air or on your skin, the quicker your jewelry will tarnish (dull down).

Will my jewelry tarnish? 

Only 100% pur gold won’t tarnish. But unfortunately pure gold is too soft to be used for jewelry. Therefore an alloy (a different metal, usually copper) is always added and it is that metal which will cause tarnish over time. 

The good news is that 14k gold is very resistant to tarnish tarnish and when it does tarnish, it is easy to remove.


Proper care, regular cleaning and occasional polishing can slow down the process of tarnishing significantly! 


With the special anti tarnish polishing cloth that comes with every order of over 50€ (or you can order it here), it is even easier to restore your jewelry to its original shine.

You can use it over and over again, just remember to not wash it so it doesn’t loose its anti-tarnish agent.


…Green finger

Your skin won't turn green from Rays&Riches jewelry.

When your skin does turn green even though you're wearing high quality jewelry, it is not an allergic reaction or a rash.

It is simply the copper, which is present in each of the metals, that reacts to the acids in your skin. It is basically the tarnish rubbing off unto your skin.

This does not happens for everybody tho, it depends greatly on your individual skin composition, humidity and on the amount of copper present in the metal.

And since 14k Gold fill contains only very small amounts of copper it is very, very unlikely for your skin to turn green from wearing it.

All our jewelry is nickel free and safe for sensitive skin.