Does gold-plated jewelry tarnish?Gold-plated jewelry is a layer of gold placed on to the surface of sterling silver or brass to coat the piece, any plated jewelries will eventually tarnish over time and wear. *Only solid gold jewelries does not rust or tarnish.However, there are many ways to make your gold-plated jewelry last longer. Please keep reading our jewelry care below.
How to Keep Your Jewelry from Tarnishing?1. Store It ProperlyStore your jewelry in your jewelry box or a ziploc bag. Avoid exposure jewelry to the direct sunlight as it will cause discoloration and dullness.2. Keep It DryKeep your jewelry away from moisture and liquids. Remove your jewelries when you apply lotions / creams, wash your hands, bathe , swim , spray perfume, sweat. If your piece gets wet, wipe it dry immediately.3. Keep it away from sweatSweat will cause discolorations on your jewelry. If your sweat has a highly acidic characteristic, jewelry that you are wearing will tarnish or fade easier when you perspire. Therefore, please wash away your sweat on your jewelry and keep it dry often.4. Avoid contact with chemicalsKeep your jewelry away from sea water , pool water , sunscreen , shampoo, perfume , bleach , hot spring , dye and others chemicals.
How do I clean tarnished jewelry?1. Silver & Gold Polishing ClothIt helps for buffing a shiny surface of jewelries.2. Jewelry Cleaning SolutionWe suggest cleaning with liquid or paste polish if the jewelry is tarnished seriously. However, do not clean with that often as it may eventually strip away silver or gold, pitting the surface.
Can I wear my jewelry in the shower?We suggest removing gold-plated / rhodium-plated jewelry when you are bathing.
What is the difference between 14K , 18K , 24K gold?K=Karat is the unit used to measure the purity of gold.Pure gold is 24K, or 100% gold18K contains 75% gold14K contains 58.5% goldThe reason alloys get added to gold is to make them strong. 24K is very soft, making it not very ideal for every day wear. Thus, most jewellers opt to work in 14K and 18K which are both very strong.
A silver jewelry is covered completely in 18K gold.The gold layer will naturally tarnish and fade with time , and may be rubbed off with scratches.
However, there are many ways to make it last longer.
A brass jewelry is covered completely in 18K gold which is stronger than sterling silver and less likely to bend, though it will tarnish and fade with time , and may be rubbed off with scratches.
However, there are many ways to keep it from tarnishing
A silver jewelry is coated completely in Rhodium which increase its durability. Rhodium is a rare element and a member of the platinum group of metals . It is highly tarnish resistant.
A brass jewelry is covered completely in rhodium which offers a shiny, mirror-like finish. Rhodium can also increase the durability of the metal and is less likely to react to your skin.