Gold plated jewelry FAQ's
What exactly is gold plated jewelry?
Gold plated jewelry is a piece jewelry made from another metal, then coated with gold. Because the layer of gold is very thin, gold plated jewelry is much more affordable than jewelry made of solid gold. Once plated, it is almost impossible to tell the difference between solid gold and gold plated jewelry just by looking at it.
Why is my gold plated jewelry stamped with 925?
All Siiri & Stone gold plated jewelry uses 925 sterling silver as base metal. Sterling silver bonds with gold very well, ensuring your gold plated jewelry pieces is the highest quality and durability possible.
Will gold plating wear off in time?
All jewellery is endangered by the hard knocks of the physical universe. Rings scratch, earrings bend, and chain links rub against each other. Since the gold layer on your plated jewelry is thin, gold plated jewelry is a bit more vulnerable and proper care is necessary to extend the life of your jewelry. But don't worry! If the colour has faded or worn off, not all is lost! Your jewelry piece can be re plated which will make it look and feel brand new again. Contact for more information and pricing about re plating.
Do certain items wear off quicker than others?
Yes, in most cases, gold plated rings wear off the quickest. Simply because we use our hands for countless activities every day which means your rings are more exposed to wear and tear.
How do I take proper care of my gold plated jewelry?
- Remove your jewelry before jumping into a swimming pool, hot tub, natural hot spring, sauna or salt water.
- Remove your jewelry before working out. Sweating can have a negative effect on gold plated jewelry. Different work out techniques and equipment can also deform your jewelry.
- Remove your jewelry before doing tasks like cleaning, washing dishes, gardening etc to avoid getting it in contact with any chemicals.
- Put on your jewelry after you have applied lotion, make up, perfume or hair products to avoid getting it in contact with any chemicals.
- Store your gold plated jewelry where it won't rub against any hard substances or get tangled with other items. A Soft jewelry pouch or even a small zip lock bag is ideal. Best practice is to store every item separately.
- Just like sterling silver, gold plated jewelry can tarnish over time. To keep it clean and ready to wear, simply wipe it often with a microfibre polishing cloth to remove any dirt, oil and debris. If mild tarnish has already appeared, you may soak it in warm soapy water for 10 minutes, then wipe it clean with a soft cloth or use an old soft toothbrush to get into small cracks and crevices.