Plating is a process where a layer of gold is placed on to coat the surface of another metal. As the jewellery is not 100% solid gold, extra care should be taken to maximize its lifespan. Anything plated will eventually tarnish with time and wear.
Here are easy ways to keep your gold plated jewellery.
- Do not spray on perfume or other sprays while wearing your gold-plated jewellery.
- Wait until your lotion or cream is dry or has been absorbed by your skin before you wear your gold plated necklace.
- Substances like oil, nail polish, nail polish remover, chlorine, and perfume may react with metal/plated jewellery and cause it to tarnish. This is also true for sweat, so make sure you remove your jewellery when you exercise, showering or when swimming.
- If your jewellery needs cleaning you may clean it with warm, soapy water. Soak it for a few minutes and you may clean it with a soft cloth. Stay away from jewellery cleaners and antibacterial soaps which may have certain components that will make your gold plated jewellery tarnish more quickly.
All raw brass will deepen in colour over time. If you would prefer to keep a bright gold-brass colour simply clean it with the pro polish pad. Just click here. ONLY USE THE PRO POLISH PAD ON BRASS AND NOT GOLD-PLATED
You can also use any jewellery polishing cloth or some Brasso or even brighten it with lemon juice.
Raw brass will darken more quickly if exposed to moisture. To keep jewellery untarnished it is advisable to remove it before showering, swimming, applying lotions or perfume.