Many affordable gold jewelry aren’t actually gold – they are gold-plated which means that the gold is very thin making the jewelry prone to damage and tarnish. This happens because the base metal molecules transfer to the layer of cold breaking it down.
But the good news is that you can still keep your favorite gold-plated pieces looking good. All you need to do is follow the next steps.
Take the following steps
Never expose gold-plated jewelry to make-up, lotion, soil, alcohol, perfume, hairspay, water, sweat.
Store all of your gold-plated jewerly seperately to prevent damage, scratching, etc.
How to clean gold-plated jewelry?
Wipe the pieces with a cloth after every wear.
Every once in awhile make a mixture of warm water and a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid and soak the jewelry in the solution. When you take them out of the mixture make sure you rinse them with warm water so the soapy water is removed completely.