Gold Plated Jewellery – Hit or Miss?

Every fashion-conscious girl has a little bit of gold in her wardrobe but it is a little hard to collect gold jewellery on a budget. Thankfully, there is an easier way to get the bling without breaking the bank – gold plated jewellery.

Plating is the process of covering a metal with a very thin, microscopic coating of a different metal. Gold plating is usually done over copper, silver or brass but many variations are available. Gold-plated jewellery is not desirable only for its price but it also provides strength to your jewellery pieces. Gold jewellery, in general, is very soft and prone to nicks, dents and bending. Gold plating provides an attractive finish to, otherwise, durable and sturdy jewellery.

At SØBERG&CO, we work with many gold-plated brass jewellery pieces. Our most popular pieces include an Eagle Eye Long Diamond Necklace and Sequence Teardrop Earrings. We also have many other gold-plated pieces such as an Autumn Leaf Pendant and Queen Teardrop Diamond Earrings.

Although gold-plated jewellery is much more durable than gold jewellery, it is also susceptible to some wear and tear, chipping and tarnishing. To address these issues, you need to take good care of all your gold-plated jewellery items. Some of the pointers are:

  • Storage: It is best to keep your gold-plated jewellery away from hard surfaces and to store it in a velvet lined jewellery box. Alternatively, you can wrap it in a soft material to avoid scratches.
  • Daily Care: After every use, wipe your jewellery with a damp cotton cloth. This will eliminate any dirt or dust from accumulating on the surface and prevent the gold layer from wearing.
  • Shining: To restore its shine, use a non-abrasive jewellery polishing cloth and gently rub on the gold-plated area.
  • Restoring: If the gold plating has already started to wear off then, take the jewellery to a local jeweller. They can usually replace the gold layer.

Buying a gold-plated jewellery piece instead of pure gold or gold-filled piece makes much more sense when you are buying the jewellery for occasional use. By choosing gold-plated items, you can buy many designs to go with different outfits and that too, within your budget. However, like any jewellery item, it is necessary to buy gold-plated jewellery from trusted sellers. You can find many gold-plated necklaces and earrings in our collection.

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