Want to make your plated jewels last? Here's how!
It is never easy to find a piece of jewelry that doesn't break the bank. At VVS Jewelry, we use Sterling Silver, Brass with Gold, Silver and high-quality plating. As much as we all love solid Gold and Silver items, the costs of such items mean the price would have to be much higher than we would like. Our main aim is to create jewelry that suits all budgets, as we feel looking good should not be a luxury!
Buying plated pieces is a great option if you're looking to find the latest designs at affordable prices. Having gold plated jewelry no longer means you can't afford the real thing - it's an option that's hugely popular with fashionistas as the huge variety of designs out there fits any type of style.
Plating consists of placing a thin layer of gold or any other precious metal. To decrease the chances of your plating wearing out, consider our easy ways of keeping your jewels cared for to maximize their lifespan.
- Keep the chain/bracelet away from liquids.
- Substances like oil, chlorine, perfume and the like may react with metal/plated jewelry and will cause it to tarnish easily. This also goes with sweat, so make sure you don’t forget to remove your gold plated jewelry when you exercise or anything that would require heavy physical work, and also when swimming.
- Every after use, clean your plated jewelry with a cotton ball or a very soft clean dry cloth to remove any dust and dirt it has acquired. Gently rubbing the surface of your jewelry using a soft jewelry cloth also helps restore shine.
- To avoid scratches, wrap your jewelry in a soft cloth after cleaning or keep it in a jewelry box separate from other types of jewelry you have.
In addition to those tips, to keep your jewelry from water damage, etc, we highly recommend using ProtectaClear https://www.vvsjewelry.com/products/protectaclear-1-oz-can-protect-your-jewelry with proper care, the chains should last a couple of years.