Designer fashion jewellery is a prominent part of the modern-day woman. Jewellery defines her style and enhances her beauty and looks of the day. With the proper care, one can extend the lifespan and get more wear out of their 1 Gram Jewellery / Gold plated Jewellery. It can’t be said exactly how long it will last – it all depends on how and when you wear it. Wearers' skin pH also affects the plating. There are some people whose skin pH will cause the plating to wear down in limited days!
Tips to Take Care of Gold-Plated Jewellery
Avoid storing your plated jewellery in something made of oak or cardboard boxes. These materials are often treated with sulphur, which over time will release fumes that will cause your jewellery to tarnish and become damaged. When not in use, we recommend that you place your jewellery in a low-density polythene plastic or silk Zip pouch or soft cloth separate from other jewellery. Please do not use those velvet boxes which you may have which were gifted to you when you bought gold or diamond jewellery. Do not blow inside the zip lock and ensure the bag is aired out before closing. You can use silica sachets in the storage bags to keep any moisture out.
Every after use, clean your plated jewellery with a cotton ball or a very soft cloth to remove any dust and dirt it has acquired. If your jewellery needs more cleaning you may clean it with warm, soapy water. Don't Keep them with sweat or water content. Don’t use traditional jewellery cleaners on your plated jewellery, or any other chemical-filled solution, not even toothpaste.
While wearing your gold plated jewellery do not apply cream, lotion or don't spray perfumes or other sprays it will interact with your Jewellery's metal and tarnish. A single spray of these perfumes is good enough to spoil the look and colour of the jewellery or shorten the colour life. Put on your plated jewellery after you have applied lotion, perfume or makeup. Wait until it is dry or it has been absorbed by your skin before you wear your gold plated Jewellery.
Materials like oil, nail polish, nail polish remover, Spray, perfume etc. may react with metal used in plated jewellery and will cause it to tarnish easily.
Make sure that you don’t forget to remove your gold plated jewellery when you exercise or do anything that would require heavy physical work because plating goes with sweat.
Chlorine in water also reacts with the metals so remove the ornaments when bathing, swimming or washing hands.
Avoid keeping jewellery in spots like the bathroom and kitchen, even for a short duration.
Be sure to avoid rubbing plated bangles, bracelets and necklaces against each other.
Most of the plated jewellery like Rhodium-plated or Rosegold-plated jewellery is meant for occasional use only, it cannot be used regularly on an everyday basis. The colour of these ornaments depends on the frequency of usage and how the jewellery is stored.