Care Guide

CARE GUIDE

PROTECT YOUR JEWELRY
Most of our pieces are made of gold and freshwater pearls which are fragile by nature. All jewelry is vulnerable to daily life activities. Protect them by avoiding extreme temperatures, constant clashing, scratching and exposure to harsh chemicals to minimize damage or wear. Always be cautious when wearing delicate materials like natural stones and gold jewelry.

GOLD PRODUCTS
There are different purities to measure the value of gold. The higher the % of pure gold, the higher the karat and the higher the value. Parle Perla offers 8-9, 14 and 18 karat gold jewelry.

Parle Perla focusses on jewelry in three different karats:

These different karats mean three price ranges – to focus on a broader audience with different expenses

8 – 9 KARAT

33,30 – 33,75% pure gold

The product consists of 33,30 – 33,75% gold and is mixed with 66,70 – 66,25% of other material like silver or some base metal like: brass or copper. Worldwide 8-9 karat gold jewelry is sold because it is reasonably priced.

14 KARAT

58,50% pure gold

The product consists of 58,50% gold and is mixed with 41,50% of other material like silver or some base metal like: brass or copper. 14 karat gold is very common in jewelry products and better affordable than 18 karat gold.

18 KARAT

75% pure gold

The product consists of 75% gold and is mixed with 25% of other material like silver or some base metal. 18 karat gold is more valuable which is generally also seen in the high selling price.

SOLID
A solid (gold) item means the product is filled/full. The products can be of 9, 14 or 18 karat gold. The product is in average heavier and firmer than a hollow item. Very suitable for daily wear.

HOLLOW
A hollow product are mostly made because it has the look of a solid product but better affordable. The product can be of 9, 14 or 18 karat gold. However the piece has no filling, meaning in average a ‘lighter’ and more vulnerable product. Hollow items are suitable for daily wear but you should keep in mind that they are easier to be damaged.

FILLED
Gold filled products have the base of silver or some base metal like: brass of copper. The layer of gold, which is normally 9 or 14 karat gold is minimum 5% of the weight of the item. The layer of gold per item are 5-10 times thicker then gold plated items. Gold filled is an affordable solution for the gold look but you should not treat it as a gold product since it is only layers of gold.

PLATED
Parle Perla does not offer gold plated items, but we just want to explain the difference to you. Gold plated items are made of silver or some base metal like: brass or copper. Gold plated items have a thin layer of gold, normally 9 or 14 karat gold. Because the layer is so thin it is easier to fade away. Gold plated items are advised not to wear while using water or body care products.