Taking care of your Gold Plated Jewelry
Here are some essential tips to maximize the lifespan of your gold plating:
Apply perfume or other sprays before putting on your jewelry, and as best as possible avoid bringing it into contact with any potentially harmful substances.
Wait until any lotion or cream has been fully absorbed into your skin before putting on your jewelry.
Remove your jewelry when you exercise or do anything that requires physical effort.
Clean your jewelry with a cotton ball or a very soft cloth to remove any dust and dirt. Gently rubbing the surface of your jewelry using a soft jewelry polishing cloth will help to restore shine.
Use warm, soapy water for a more intense clean. Soak it for a few minutes and then clean it with a soft brush. Try to avoid jewelry cleaners and antibacterial soaps that may contain components that accelerate tarnishing.
Wrap your jewelry in a soft cloth after cleaning or keep it in an air-tight jewelry box.
Taking care of your Gemstone
Avoid exposure to abrasive substances such as household chemicals and chlorinated water.
Clean your jewelry regularly to help maintain its brilliance.
A convenient way to clean the stone is to use a small brushing device with soft bristles (preferably a toothbrush), along with a mild liquid dish-washing detergent diluted in warm to hot water.
After brushing, rinse your ring thoroughly in warm to hot water (not mixed with detergent), pat it dry with a clean cloth, and inspect it. Repeat until you are happy with the result and then properly dry it before storing it safely back in its box.