How To Care for Gold Plated Jewellery

Gold plated jewellery made from sterling silver and a layer of gold plating offers the beauty of choice and affordability when it comes to wearing quality accessories made from precious metals such as gold and silver and semi precious stones.

However popular this growing category of jewellery may be, silver and gold plated jewellery takes a little more caring for to ensure it's longevity  in your jewellery box.

Lucky for you, we've compiled an easy-to-follow list of Do's and Dont's of caring for these delicate jewellery items:

How to Care for Silver Items
Sterling silver can unfortunately tarnish over time- the way you care for your Silver jewellery items will affect how long it stays shiny  
 
DONT'S of Silver Jewellery:
  • Do not swim, bathe, shower or wash dishes whilst wearing- please keep dry
  • Do not use harsh soaps or apply body creams or perfume whilst wearing
  • Do not wear in extremely humid climates or whilst steaming
  • Do not store silver jewellery together or with other metal types- the metals react with each another leading to early tarnishing
 
DO'S of Silver Jewellery:
  • Store items separately in a dry, cool & dark place, i.e. a drawer or jewellery cabinet
  • Wrap items separately in soft tissue or keep safe in the small complimentary jewellery pouch we supply with each purchase. One item per pouch is ideal
  • Clean with a Silver Polishing cloth or with any other soft material cloth
  • Use silver jewellery cleaning solution sparingly & only when necessary
  • If jewellery begins to tarnish beyond what at-home care can offer - please find a reputable local jeweller who can assist with more professional repair

How to Care for Gold Plated jewellery
Gold Plating Care Guide

Although the 14 carat gold plating layer we use is thick - scratching and tarnishing can occur. Rose Gold plated items are particularly susceptible to damage. Please ensure to follow these care guidelines to keep the gold and rose gold plating shiny and bright

 
DONT'S of Gold-Plated jewellery
  • Do not store plated pieces together to avoid scratching/tarnishing
  • Do not swim, bathe or wash dishes whilst wearing- please keep dry
  • Do not use harsh soaps or apply body creams or perfume whilst wearing
  • Do not wear in extremely humid climates or whilst steaming
  • Do not store plated jewellery together or with other metal types- the metals react with each another leading to early tarnishing that will become visible through the plating
  • Do not clean with a Polishing cloth or any rough textured material
 
DO'S of Gold Plated Jewellery:
  • Handle gently with care
  • Store separately in a dry, cool and dark place, i.e. a drawer or jewellery cabinet
  • Wrap pieces separately in soft tissue or keep safe in the complimentary jewellery pouches we supply with each purchase. One piece per pouch is ideal
  • Clean using cotton wool ball or with very soft multi-fabric cloth
  • If plated jewellery begins to tarnish or scratch beyond what at-home care can fix - please find a reputable local jeweller who can assist with more professional cleaning or buffing of scratching