Double Goldplated Jewelry
Most of my jewelry pieces are 18 karat, double goldplated. This is a very strong and durable goldplating. You can have the jewelry for years without seeing any changes in the the gold. You shoud be able to take a shower without taking of the jewelry, have a swim in the ocean etc.
However, our skin is very differently buildt. And we have a very different amount of acids in our skin. Some people will always experience that the goldplating vanishes faster because of the component of acids in their skin.
Clean the jewelry from time to time with a clean cotton piece that you are not afraid to ruin. You will be surprised by how much dirt gathers on the jewelry. This will make it look darker. Clean it of and your jewelry piece will look new and shiny again.
Sterling Silver 925
If you wear silver jewelry everyday it will be cleand by itself. If you put it away in a box it can get tarnished. Cleaning advice follows below.
If silver jewelry gets tarnished, soak it in asolution of 1/2 cup white vinegar and 2 tbsp.of baking soda. You should soak the item in the solution for between two to three hours. Don't be surprised if the solution fizzes! The clean it with a cotton pieces.
Rhodium Plated Silver
Rhodium plated silver is 925 sterling silver pieces with a rhodium bath. This will give it a slightly darker silvertone than the unplated silver pieces. What the rhodium does is protecting the silver from tarnishing. You will not have to clean rhodium plated silver jewelry when put away. However people with very sensitive skin and alergies might have a better experience with silver then rhodium plating.
My goldplated silver jewelry pieces have a single bath of gold on a sterling silver base. The goldlayer is thinner than on the double goldplated jewelry. Its still amazing quality and clean materials, but the gold will loose its colour faster than the double goldplating. In the end you will have a sterling silver necklace when all the goldplating is gone.
Care: Clean the jewelry from time to time with a clean cotton piece that you are not afraid to ruin. You will be surprised by how much dirt gathers on the jewelry. This will make it look darker. Clean it of and your jewelry piece will look new and shiny again.
Goldfilled jewelry are composed with a solid layer of gold, which must constitute at least 5% of the items total weight. Goldfilled items are very longlasting!
Care: Clean the same way as goldplated jewelry.
Store your jewerly in dark, dry places. Try keeping sunlight exposure to a minimum and brush up the gold with a soft cloth every now and then.