As much as we’d like to wear the finest quality gold jewellery at all times, our budget may not permit. The fashion trends keep changing, so there is no point in stocking a lot of expensive pieces in pure gold. It is the best option for those who want to stay in the trend without spending a big chunk of money. If your gold-plated jewellery are handled with care, it will last you for a long time.
WHAT IS GOLD PLATED?
Gold-plated jewellery is created through a process where a layer of gold is either electrically or chemically bonded to a base metal or metal alloy. The quality of the base metal will determine the durability of the gold plating. Lower-quality base metals tend to break down more quickly over time, causing the gold plating to wear away sooner. However, base metal like brass are environmental friendly and will provide more durability for longer-lasting gold plated Jewelry than cheap metals like iron and nickel.
At MISS D JEWELRY, we use brass as the base for all of our plated jewellery and use 18 Karat Gold Plating and Rhodium Plating. Gold Plated Brass is a rich, highly polished material that’s perfect for jewelry and precious objects. The base is solid brass, and the gold plating gives it a smooth, beautiful finish.
HOW TO CARE FOR GOLD-PLATED JEWELLERY PIECES
Since a handful of MISS D JEWELRY pieces are gold-plated, you'll want to make sure you preserve the plating as long as possible. Here are seven golden rules to keep them looking their best:
1. After showering, using lotion or any other body product, wait until your product is completely dry before slipping on your gold-plated accessories. Some products can have a negative reaction with gold-plating and can cause changes in colour or texture.
2. Always apply perfume before putting on your jewellery. Perfume chemicals can react with the metal and cause a change in the appearance, so you don’t want to spray it directly on your pieces!
3. Don't sleep, shower or do the dishes in your gold-plated jewellery.
4. When traveling or not wearing your accessories, make sure to store them in a jewellery case or wrapped up in a soft cloth to prevent scratching.
5. Plated jewellery should be protected from too much of heat and direct sun exposure. So, obviously this limits the places where you can wear it. No beaches, pool or barbeques. Keep it inside and safe.
6. Use a soft polishing cloth to clean your jewellery.
7. Avoid contact with sharp objects, perfumes, chlorine, hairspray and harsh chemicals.
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