Gold Plated

Gold Plated

 

 

As a popular choice for style- and budget-conscious jewelry lovers, gold-plated jewelry makes it easy to keep up with the latest fashion trends without breaking the bank.

 

Gold-plated jewelry is created through a process where a layer of gold is either electrically or chemically bonded to a base metal or metal alloy. The quality of the base metal will determine the durability of the gold plating. Lower-quality base metals tend to break down more quickly over time, causing the gold plating to wear away sooner.

 

However, base metals like sterling silver, stainless steel, and brass will provide the most durability for longer-lasting gold plated jewelry.

 

by Melissa Ford Jewelry Specialist NOVEMBER 16, 2016 

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