FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does 18K gold mean?
A: Our jewelry is pure 18 carat gold. It´s composed of 75% pure gold and 25% metal alloy. ROMMANEL applies three layers of gold in its jewelry, two of them 18K gold and the last one, the flash, of 22K gold (composed of 92% pure gold and 8% metal alloy). This gives ROMMANEL jewelry a thicker layer of gold, assuring a fine finishing, similar to the solid gold jewelry.
Q: What is Rhodium?
A: Rhodium is a noble metal from platinum "family" that is used in jewelry. Before applying rhodium, ROMMANEL jewelry receives a thick layer of 1000 sterling silver (pure, without alloy) that gives a sophisticated and long lasting finishing.
Q: What is Zircon?
A: Zircon is a synthetic and colorful stone, considered the best diamond look-alike ever developed in laboratory. The Zircon applied by ROMMANEL is imported from Austria and is of the highest quality and, for this reason, is used in ROMMANEL jewelry.
Q: What is Nickel?
A: Nickel is a metal highly allergenic in its composition. This kind of metal is commonly used in costume jewelry and in plated-jewelry as well. ROMMANEL doesn´t apply nickel in any of its models. ROMMANEL jewelry is hypoallergenic.
Q: Why is Rommanel jewelry hypoallergenic?
A: All ROMMANEL jewelry is hypoallergenic because it contains zero nickel.
Q: May I engrave in 18k gold-plated or rhodium-plated jewelry?
A: No, you cannot. Plated-jewelry is chemically coated with a layer of gold or rhodium. If engraved after this process, it will rupture the plated surface of the piece, damaging it definitively.
Q: How do I take care of my ROMMANEL jewelry?
A: In order to keep your ROMMANEL jewelry beautiful and looking new, we recommend that you: clean using only tap water and sulfate-free soap, avoiding the use of shampoo and regular soaps, because this may tarnish pieces and their stones. Also avoid using acetone, toothpaste, or alcohol. To avoid oxidation, hand creams, perfumes and deodorants must be applied 10 minutes in advance of putting on your jewelry. Always remove jewelry before applying hair dye. Preferably, don´t wear jewelry at the beach. If you do, avoid applying sun block or sunscreen over jewelry.
Q: May I use the ROMMANEL logo?
A: No. ROMMANEL logotype is company registered mark, meaning its use is legally protected. Improper use will result in legal action being taken.