As with all gold-vermeil jewellery, we recommend avoiding the application of any liquids, creams and perfumes whilst you're wearing your pieces. And suggest making a ritual of your jewellery being the last thing you put on in the morning, and the first thing you take off at night.
As our pieces are cast in (recycled) sterling silver, when the gold does start to wear, as it inevitably will (for some people faster than others, but we'll come on to this later) the piece itself will continue to look glossy and lustrous, it will simply transition into a creamier gold tone than when it was newly plated*.
The threads themselves, although they may appear fragile, are actually able to withstand quite a lot. Whilst constant water on gold-vermeil can cause it to wear a little quicker than expected, our threads are actually partial to a little water. Natural fibres are actually stronger when wet, and therefore, won't be affected if worn in the shower once in a while. However, the strands will change a little in texture if worn in salt water due to the salt crystals drying into the threads.
*Speaking of plating, if you're interested to know the difference between gold-plated and gold-vermeil jewellery, we've put together some information here - because we know it's not always so obvious. Particularly when jewellery is bought to be meaningful, and you want to ensure that it will last as long as the memory.