Care instructions

Unless specified, all byCARA pieces are nickel free costume jewellery. byCARA is not responsible for the maintenance of your jewellery.


Costume jewellery will change colour over time with wear and tear and various other aspects. To make the color last longer we suggest you keep your byCARA pieces away from

  • water
  • dishwashing soap
  • lotion
  • perfume
  • hair products
  • jewellery cleaners
  • other harsh chemicals
  • remove while exercising to avoid contact with sweat

Where stated, gold plated is a coat of gold over a lesser metal such as brass. It is still subject to color loss. A base metal such as steel or brass is dipped into a bath of electroplating solution, with a lump of solid gold. When an electric current is applied, a thin layer of gold is deposited on the metal. Since the plating is quite thin, the plate (and hence the color) can wear off but not as quickly as non-gold plated.

Everyone's skin type is different. Some people have strong reactions to bronze & gold plating. It's not our fault. No refunds or returns are given for this reason or the turning of your jewellery color caused by skins oils.
Your byCARA should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off. The air around us is what makes metal tarnish. We recommend using our ziploc or sandwich bag with the air squeezed out to prevent oxidization or when storing your fashion jewellery try wrapping each piece in anti-tarnish paper. If you don't have anti-tarnish paper use an eyeglass cloth.