Gold Plated Jewelry Tarnishes? Tips And Tricks
The Beauty of Gold Plated Jewelry with MANIQUE
Gold plated jewelry is a go-to choice for its elegant look and accessible price point.
But how durable is this type of jewelry really?
At MANIQUE, we're asked this question all the time.!
That's why we're sharing everything you need to know about gold plated jewelry and its care.
Whether you're new to jewelry or just need a refresher, read on for expert tips from MANIQUE.
What Is Gold Plated Jewelry?
Gold plated jewelry starts with a base metal like brass or copper.
A layer of gold, typically 14k or 18k, is then added to the base metal through an electroplating process.
This outer coating of real gold gives the piece its beautiful golden shine.
At MANIQUE, our gold plated collection delivers stunning designs plated in 18k gold.
Can Gold Plated Jewelry Tarnish?
Yes, gold plated jewelry can tarnish over time.
Tarnishing occurs as the top layer of gold starts to wear down through regular use.
Sweat, oils and chemicals can also react with the gold plating to make it look dingy or discolored.
The good news is tarnishing depends on factors within your control.
Follow our care tips below to keep MANIQUE gold plated jewelry looking its best.
How Long Does Gold Plating Last?
With proper care, gold plating can last for years.
In general, thicker plating tends to be more durable and resist tarnishing longer.
The quality of the base metal also plays a role.
Our MANIQUE gold plated jewelry uses quality brass bases able to better support the gold layer.
This helps maximize the longevity of the plating.
Caring for Your Gold Plated Jewelry
Taking good care of your gold plated pieces is essential.
Here are our top tips for keeping them shiny and scratch-free:
- Avoid exposing them to moisture from swimming, showering or sweating.
- Apply lotions, perfumes and hairspray before putting your jewelry on.
- Store pieces properly in a jewelry box or soft pouch to limit air exposure.
- Clean gently with a soft cloth to remove dirt and oils regularly.
- Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive scrubbing that can strip the gold layer.
Can Tarnished Gold Plating Be Restored?
With the right methods, tarnished gold plated jewelry can often be restored to its original shine.
For minor tarnishment, a gentle polishing cloth may do the trick. The soft material helps remove dull surface spots and revive luster.
For moderate discoloration, try an at-home tarnish removal kit.
These contain anti-tarnish strips or dipping solutions specially formulated to lift tarnish without harming gold platings.
Shop Our Stunning Gold Plated Jewelry
Discover our collection of high-quality gold plated earrings, necklaces, rings and more.
With delicate designs plated in 18k gold, MANIQUE jewelry radiates luxury.
Built to last and expertly crafted, find gold plated jewelry that endures at prices you'll love.
Explore the possibilities today at Man-ique.com.