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How To Care For Gold Plated Jewelry

Many fashion necklaces, bracelets and rings are gold-plated to meet the aesthetic needs of consumers. At the same time make jewelry more affordable. (learn more…)

The gold plating of jewelry is mainly electroplated gold. Because the electroplated gold coating has strong corrosion resistance, good electrical conductivity, easy welding, high temperature resistance, certain wear resistance, and good discoloration resistance. Gold plating is mainly plated on nickel plating. As a barrier layer between gold and copper, the main function of nickel plating is to prevent the mutual diffusion of gold and copper. Gold can also be plated on substrates such as copper and brass. However, after long-term use, the copper will diffuse into the gold coating and lose the effect of the gold coating. For copper, silver and their alloy substrates, the gold coating is a cathodic coating. The porosity of the coating affects its protective properties. On copper, it needs to be plated → layer of bright nickel → flash gold → gold plating.

Even if your favorite piece is gilded, you can still keep it looking its best for as long as possible with proper care and cleaning.

How to maintain gold-plated jewelry?

  1. Avoid scratches on hard objects. When you wear it, you need to avoid contact with hard objects. When you don’t wear it, store the jewelry in a jewelry box or suede bag separately to prevent scratches on other jewelry.
  2. Do not place jewelry in high heat, it will be deformed due to temperature
  3. Avoid chemical corrosion, such as don’t wear them for bathing, swimming, and hot springs; after spraying perfume and applying moisturizing oil, let them air dry before wearing jewelry. If you sweat a lot, after taking them off, try to wipe them with a clean cloth Wipe the jewelry to prevent sweat from corroding the jewelry.
  4. If you are worried about alloy jewelry fading, or you are afraid of allergies, you can apply a layer of transparent nail polish to isolate the skin before wearing, which can avoid corrosion and most metal allergies. It should be noted that before smearing bracelets, necklaces, and anklets, it is best to try and observe them in inconspicuous places to avoid uneven application.

Deep cleaning

  1. Combine a few drops of dish soap and warm water in a small bowl.
  2. Soak the jewelry in the cleaning solution for about 10 minutes. (Only wash 1-2 pieces at a time to avoid scratches)
  3. For intricate pieces, use a cotton swab to remove dust from small crevices.
  4. After cleaning, rinse with clean water. (Preferably purified water) Then dry with a soft cotton cloth and dab gently to restore shine.

In order to maintain the best condition for a longer time, Feel Style adds a layer of swimming paint to the ordinary gold plating process. More than one month longer than ordinary plating.

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