Gold-plated jewellery is jewellery that has a thin layer of gold coating over a base metal. This process creates the look of solid gold at a fraction of the cost. A base metal like brass or sterling silver forms the foundation of the piece, then a thin layer of gold is electroplated onto the piece. The result is stunning jewellery that boasts the lustre of solid gold without the price tag. 

The advantages of gold-plated jewellery 

Wondering why you should choose gold-plated jewellery? Can’t decide between solid gold jewellery, gold-plated or other finishes? Here’s some of the advantages of gold-plated jewellery to help you decide. 

  1. Affordability: One of the primary advantages is that it’s more affordable than solid gold but looks just like it. 
  1. Versatility: It comes in lots of different designs Whether you prefer something classic or a trendier piece of jewellery, there's a piece to suit every style. From dainty necklaces to statement earrings, gold-plated jewellery can work wherever gold does.  
  1. Durability: Good quality gold-plated jewellery can last really well, despite what you might have heard. The electroplating process creates a strong bond between the gold layer and the base metal. With proper care and maintenance, these pieces can be kept looking great for years. 
  1. Hypoallergenic: For people with sensitive skin, gold-plated jewellery can be a hypoallergenic alternative to solid gold. Using  base metals like brass or sterling silver, designers can minimise the risk of allergic reactions. 

Caring for gold-plated jewellery 

While gold-plated jewellery is durable, you need to take proper care of it to keep it looking good for as long as possible. Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals, perfumes and lotions, as these can speed up tarnishing and damage the gold plating. When not in use, store your gold-plated pieces in a soft pouch or jewellery box to prevent scratching and oxidation. 

Gold-plated jewellery is more affordable and looks just like gold. Whether you’re after the perfect gift or a statement piece for your own collection, gold-plated jewellery is perfect.  

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