Monica Rich Kosann items are created in sterling silver, one of the most beautiful and lustrous of all metals. With proper care, sterling silver will retain its beauty and character for many generations to come. All sterling silver contains 92.5% pure silver.
Monica Rich Kosann Sterling Silver items are solid sterling silver, finished with a Rhodium plating to make the pieces tarnish resistant. Rhodium is a highly valuable silvery-white precious metal and a member of the platinum family. To care for our sterling silver jewelry, clean it with a little water, rinse well, and dry thoroughly. Avoid using any liquid jewelry dips or polishing cloths containing chemicals; the chemicals used can cause the plating to wear off more quickly. We suggest gently polishing your items with a clean, dry cloth, and sterling silver items should ideally be stored in a protective pouch. A Monica Rich Kosann pouch is included with each purchase.
An "oxidized" finish is the deliberate blackening of crevices in the ornamentation of a silver object to make its decorative details stand out more clearly. Take care as this finish can be removed by overzealous cleaning and polishing.
Monica Rich Kosann gold items are created exclusively in 18K Gold, ideal for the highest quality fine jewelry. Gold jewelry can be cleaned with a non-abrasive cleaner, and should ideally be stored in a protective box, case or tarnish-resistant pouch. A tarnish-resistant pouch is included with each purchase. Avoid exposing gold jewelry to household bleach.
A "satin finish" is a subtle matte texture to make its decorative details, gemstones and diamonds stand out more clearly. Take care as this finish can be removed by overzealous cleaning and polishing. The good news is that we can always restore that finish for you should that happen.