We hand-fabricate all pieces using sterling silver 925, 14 karat yellow gold and 14 karat rose gold. Chains are always sterling silver or 14 karat gold so they should be safe for sensitive ears.
When a black oxidized finish is used, expect them to fade with everyday wearing and the silver will shine trough eventually with exposure to the elements and human touch. This is normal.
Sterling silver can turn a bit black after a while, you can clean this easily with a silver polish or dip which you can buy at the grocery stores. We love the oxidation process tho, it gives your soldier so much character :).
Our jewelry is never plated, as plating can wear off or crack over time. We love our pieces to be pure so they maintain their appearance for as long as you wear your shiny soldiers.
Do not swim, bathe, or shower in your jewelry and avoid unnecessary exposure to heat and moisture where possible. Overload of perfume may affect your soldier due to the alcohol.