Our FANCY collection contains pieces that are gold plated and gold filled. We love them both because they give the look of solid gold for a whole lot less. So what's the difference between them? Gold-plated jewelry has a layer of gold over sterling silver, so when that layer wears down, the base metal is revealed. Gold-filled jewelry, on the other hand, mixes gold with sterling silver, permanently bonding the metals together.
Since a handful of FANCY pieces are gold-plated, you'll want to make sure you preserve the plating as long as possible. Here are four favorite tips to keep them looking their best:
1. After showering, using lotion, or any other body product, wait until your product is completely dry before slipping on your gold-plated accessories. Some products can have a negative reaction with gold-plating and can cause changes in color or texture.
2. Always apply perfume before putting on your jewelry. Perfume chemicals can react with the metal and cause a change in the appearance, so you don’t want to spray it directly on your pieces!
3. Don't sleep, shower or do the dishes in your gold-plated jewelry.
4. When traveling or not wearing your accessories, make sure to store them in a jewelry case or wrapped up in a soft cloth to prevent scratching.