How to Protect or Take Care Gold Plated / Silver Plated Jewelry

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What is Plated Mean

Gold Plated (GP, RGP) is stand for gold plated, the gold plated Jewelry is depositing a layer of gold onto the surface of another metal (most often copper or silver) by chemical or electrochemical, silver plated is covered in a thin layer of silver. This type of jewelry can NOT be classified as real SOLID gold Jewelry, and the gold payer will wear away if you do not attempts to preserve it. Gold-plating is usually used as party or costume jewelry. However, if you are unable to afford gold or gold-filled jewelry, there are several steps you can take to preserve your gold-plated jewelry.

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Steps to Protect Jewelry

1. Please be sure to keep silver plated or gold plated items from water, soaps, and perfumes. Take off your jewelry before washing or have a bathe. Please Do not bring the gold plated jewelry into shower or washing it. 
2. Keep gold-plated jewelry away from hard surfaces. Bumps and scratches will cause the gold layer to wear away. 
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3. Store your gold-plated jewelry in a velvet lined jewelry box, or wrap it in a soft material that will prevent scratches. 

4. The most common damage to jewelry plating is tarnish or lost luster. Lightly wipe your gold-plated jewelry with a damp cotton cloth. This will help to eliminate any dirt or dust from accumulating on the surface and wearing away the gold layer. 
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5. Use a non-abrasive jewelry polishing cloth and gently rub the gold-plated jewelry to restore shine. 

6. Take the gold-plated jewelry to a local jeweler where they can replace the gold layer. This may be necessary if the gold-plating has already started to wear off. Check with your local jeweler to see what they charge for this service.
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