Out and About

Read more of our latest news and events

Caring for gold-filled jewelry

Know what causes tarnish:

Gold-filled can last beautifully for many years.  But we’ve found that the wrong chemicals, when left on the surface of your pieces, can cause the gold to darken more quickly than it should.  There are chemicals in a lot of things (even you!), and it’s important to be aware of the factors that could potentially cause tarnishing. We’ve included a list below of some of the worst and most common factors that cause tarnish.   

Pools & Hot Tubs:

Just don’t do it with jewelry on...it’s like a nasty chemical bath that will most likely party (in a bad way) with your gold. The chemicals used to kill bacteria in pools create a harsh environment for jewelry, and they’re even more concentrated in hot tubs.   

Body Chemistry:

The dreaded “body chemistry” is a bit of a wild card.  The simple fact that people’s hormones are different and a variety of things may come out of their pores makes this a difficult factor to nail down.  But it’s a real thing that can cause gold to tarnish more quickly for some people. Unfortunately, unless you have experience with gold-filled and know how it works with your skin, the only way to know is to try it.  For 90% of people, it’s a love match.  For the other 10%, pieces might not be quite as sparkly after a few months.  

Getting Sweaty:

There are a lot of chemicals in your sweat, and depending on your personal body chemistry (or medications you may be taking), it could be hard on your pieces, so it’s best to take jewelry off to work out. 

Product:

Perfume, hairspray, lotions...and worst of all, sunscreen!  Try to minimize these kinds of things ending up on your jewelry by putting your jewelry on last or taking it off for certain activities.  Here are a list of some common products:

Sunscreen, Perfume, Unscented Lotion, Perfumed Lotion, Cleaning Products with Bleach, Mild Dish Soap (if rinsed off), Nail Polish Remover, Hairspray.

Caring for gold-filled jewelry

January. 27. 2023 Read more →

https://www.westernliving.ca/Maker-of-the-Year-2020-Scandinavia-Wolf-Designs

Winner- Western Living Magazine's Designer of the Year 2020 (Maker)

September. 12. 2020 Read more →

Western Living Magazine's Designers of the Year 2020 Finalist (Fashion)

July. 16. 2020 Read more →

Scandinavia Wolf Designs

Welcome to Scandinavia Wolf Designs, the home of award winning Squamish jewelry designer and artist Kristy Turney. If you are doing any Squamish shopping for gifts or for yourself come and pay us a visit at our boutique.

A big inspiration behind Turney’s latest work is a mix between Hygge and Wabi-Sabi. Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. Wabi-Sabi (a Japanese aesthetic) is one of appreciating beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete in nature.