Top 10 Tips on How to Care for Your Gold-Plated Jewelry

Top 10 Tips on How to Care for Your Gold-Plated Jewelry

So you're hanging out at the bar, and you notice your friend is wearing a gold-plated necklace. You're not sure if it's real gold, but it looks pretty special. You decide to ask what's up with this thing, and your friend tells you that it’s her favorite and she loves it because "it's also so comfortable!"


But what does that mean?


Well, when gold plating is done right, it can be as comfortable as anything else in the world—but that comfort doesn't come from just being able to wear something made of metal like any other accessory. Gold plating actually has special properties that make it both beautiful and durable.

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We know you're probably tired of hearing about how important it is to take care of your gold-plated jewelry. But we promise: it's not just hype.


With gold becoming more and more expensive, gold-plated jewelry has become an equally desirable option. Though more affordable and with lesser value, gold-plated jewelry is still a worthwhile investment. 


We all know that gold is timeless and extremely valuable. But did you know that even the latest, most luxurious gold-plated jewelry can still be purchased for a decent price? This is because gold-plated jewelry is not made up of real gold; rather, it's typically made from gold-plated base metals that still retain a good value.


If you're like us, you know that gold-plated jewelry is a kind of jewelry that is definitely worth buying. It's not just that it's shiny and sparkly—it's also durable. But it can be difficult to keep your gold-plated jewelry looking its best.


Are you wearing gold-plated jewelry? If so, we've got some tips for keeping it looking its best.


  1. First of all, never wear your jewelry in the shower or when getting sweaty. This is a surefire way to tarnish the gold plating. You don't want to risk damaging them even more. Make sure you're wearing it when you're not going to be doing anything strenuous (such as running and swimming), and then put it in a little sandwich baggie and seal it so that no moisture can get inside.

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  1. If you're sharing your jewelry with others, make sure they take off their rings before washing their hands! That way the ring won't get scratched when they rub against each other's skin.

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  1. Clean it with a nonabrasive rag or soft bristled toothbrush. Use a dab of mild dishwashing liquid to wipe off any dust or dirt from the surface. Don't use abrasive cleaners or polish on gold-plated jewelry (they can scratch the surface). Don't use an abrasive cloth when cleaning your gold-plated accessories; this will scratch off tiny bits of gold that may not even be noticeable at first glance but over time can cause damage to your piece's finish and appearance (not to mention how nasty a scratched surface feels!). Also, don't scratch or try to remove any tarnish with any metal cleaner or sharp objects; this could damage the surface of the metal, which will only make things worse down the road.

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  1. Don't let your jewelry get too hot or cold—the temperature extremes will damage the metal over time. Don't wear it when it's hot out! The heat will cause the plating to chip off more easily. Don't put them in the dishwasher or microwave! The chemicals in these machines will damage the plating on your jewelry, making them look duller than they should be.

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  1. Clean your pieces with warm water and mild soap (like dish soap). This will help prevent tarnishing and keep them looking nice. Don’t use harsh chemicals or cleaners on your gold-plated jewelry when washing it. It will damage the plating over time and cause discoloration to the surface of your item. Instead, use mild soap and warm water when washing your pieces instead of harsh detergents like bleach or ammonia-based cleaners.

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  1. Keep them safe! Gold is a soft metal and can easily be scratched by sharp objects like coins or keys so make sure they are kept in a safe place such as a velvet pouch or an inner pocket in your wallet where they won't get jostled around too much while traveling with you!

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  1. Don’t let dust build up on them either - it will accumulate dirt over time and make stains.

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  1. We all know we should keep an eye on how much water is going into our gold-plated jewelry. You don't want any moisture getting inside where it will rust or corrode—just like in real life!

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  1. Always store your jewelry in its original box or pouch. This will protect it from scratches and dents, which can damage the precious metal.

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  1. Be aware of what chemicals can harm your jewelry. Some cleaning agents are toxic and can cause damage to your precious metals over time if they get on them accidentally.

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If you’re looking to invest in a piece of jewelry that can last a lifetime, look no further than gold-plated jewelry. Gold-plating is one of the most popular process for making jewelry, because it has a high level of durability and shine, not to mention its affordability. It also gives off an elegant glow that makes it perfect for everyday wear.


One of the most important aspects of fashion is creativity. The best way to live up to a bold fashion statement is to have an equally creative piece of jewelry. Many people have an affinity for gold-plated jewelry, but it's important to be mindful of the design and quality of the jewelry. If you're looking to add a little sparkle to the outfit, Planderful is the place to be.


Planderful has an extensive array of beautiful jewelry pieces and gold-plated jewelry that will turn every attire into a glamorous one.


If you have a gold-plated jewelry, you know that it's a precious and valuable possession. But with all the other things that are important to you, don't let your jewelry get overlooked! We hope that our tips can help you keep it looking beautiful. Take care of your jewelry the right way and it's sure to last a lifetime! 


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