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8 . About Real Gold Plated Jewelry

About Real Gold Plated Jewelry

1.What is 12K Gold, 14K Gold, 16K Gold, 18K Gold, 24K Gold?

K stands for karat and refers to the percentage of gold in an alloy. 

1K Gold = 4.166% Pure Gold

 

 

2.What does Real 18K Gold Plated mean?

Our 18K gold plated jewelry is not made of 18 karat gold actually, its base metal is usually brass, zinc alloy, sterling silver or stainless steel. 18k gold plated jewelry is made by electrochemical plating or chemicals to deposite a very thin layer of 18k gold over the base metal, the gold layer as thin as about 0.01~0.03μm. There is real gold on such jewelry, even if it’s just a thin layer of it.

 

Real 18K Gold Plated VS Golden Plated

We have two kinds of gold plated jewelry, including real gold plated( Real 12K Gold Plated, Real 14K Gold Plated,Real 16K Gold Plated, Real 18K Gold Plated, Real 24K Gold Plated) and golden plated. Below is a brief comparison of Real 18K Gold Plated and Golden Plated, the same as other real gold plated.
 

 Difference

Real 18K Gold Plated

Golden Plated

 Color Durability

 Usually 1 Year

 Usually 3~6 Months

 Karat Gold Layer

 About 0.01~0.03μm

 Without real gold

 Gold Layer Material

 18 Karat Gold

 Unknown Golden Material

 Nickel Free

 Yes

 Yes or No

Maintenance

 Avoid contacting with water and sweat

 Avoid contacting with water and sweat

 

3.What does Real Platinum Plated, Real Rose Gold Plate mean?

  • 1)Real 18K Gold Plated

    Base Metal
    (Brass or Zinc Alloy or Stainless Steel)

    A very thin layer of 18k gold
  • 2)Real Platinum Plated

    Base Metal
    (Brass or Zinc Alloy or Stainless Steel)

    A very thin layer of 75% Gold+ 25% Silver + Nickel + Zinc(Nickel ≤ 0.3%)
  • 3)Real Rose Gold Plated

    Base Metal
    (Brass or Zinc Alloy or Stainless Steel)

    A very thin layer of 75% Gold+ 25% Copper + Silver + Zinc

The production principle of Real Platinum Plated and Real Rose Gold Plated jewelry is the same as 18K gold plated, it is made by electrochemical plating or chemicals to deposite a very thin layer of 18k gold over the base metal. The only difference is the color of 18K gold, the factory will combine 25% of precious metals according to the needs of product, and determine the color of 18k gold according to the different content of precious metals in the 25%.

 

*Hypoallergenic Metals for Sensitive Skin

24Kt Gold, Sterling Silver, and Stainless Steel are often touted as hypoallergenic metals.

If you are looking for hypoallergenic jewelries and findings,it’s recommended to check these products.

*As everyone’s physique is different,please note that we cannot guarantee that these materials will absolutely prevent allergies.

 

(1).316L Surgical-grade Stainless Findings

(2).Hypoallergenic Earrings

(3).316 Stainless Steel Findings

 

How to Care for Your Plated Jewelry?

 

This article will show you some proper ways to care for your plated jewelry, so they can keep shiny and last much longer.

1. Why Does Plated Color Rub off

Objectively, if a jewelry is plated, the plated color will rub off over time. Besides, some improper ways below will speed up this process.

● Frequently exposed to sweat, moisture, water, direct sunlight, perfume, hairspray, makeup and other chemicals can speed up the plating fading.
● Frequent friction between your skin and the plated jewelry can cause the fading over time.
● Storing several plated jewelry in a single bag or with other objects can make them scratch against each other.

 

2. Some Tips to Take Care of your Plated Jewelry

What we can do is to avoid mistaken wearing habits, and adopt proper ways to preserve our plated jewelry.

 

Tips about Wearing Your Plated Jewelry:

  • ● Take off your jewelry when bathing, swimming, or any other activities contacting with water.

  • ● When doing make up or skin care, make sure that the last thing to put on and the first thing to take off is your jewelry.

  • ● Keep your jewelry away from direct sunlight.

  • ● Take off your jewelry when doing strenuous physical activity or chores. This can avoid frequent friction as well as direct contact with chemicals such as sweat and detergent.

Tips about How to Preserve Your Plated jewelry Strategically:

● Store it separately in a sealed bag or jewelry box to avoid scratches, and place it in a cool and dry place.

● Regularly rub your plated jewelry lightly with a soft jewelry cloth to restore its shininess.

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