Do Gold-Plated Necklaces Tarnish? Expert Tips to Keep Them Sparkling

Solea necklace

Gold-plated jewelry is a popular alternative to solid gold, offering the same beauty and shine without the steep price tag. Agapé Studio is a brand that creates high-quality, 3-micron gold-plated necklaces that are both affordable and durable. In this article, we'll discuss the benefits of gold-plated necklaces, how to take care of them, and answer some common questions about their durability.

The Benefits of Gold-Plated Necklaces

Amassia necklace

Gold is known to be the least reactive metal, making it ideal for jewelry that will be exposed to the elements. When a thin layer of gold is plated onto another metal, it acts as a protective barrier, keeping the underlying metal free from tarnish and corrosion. Agapé Studio uses brass as the base metal for their gold-plated necklaces, ensuring that the jewelry is hypoallergenic and won't cause any reactions with sensitive skin.

Shine On: The Ultimate Guide to Maintaining Your Gold-Plated Necklaces

Aphrodite necklace

One of the biggest concerns with gold-plated jewelry is that it can tarnish or fade over time. However, with proper care, your Agapé Studio gold-plated necklace will continue to shine for years to come. Here we have two possible ways of cleaning your gold-plated necklaces with baking soda:

Cleaning Recipe with Baking Soda: Version 1


Myna neckalce

When you haven’t cleaned your gold-plated necklace in a long time, this is a very good solution. If you have exposed your gold-plated jewelry to salt water, pool water, sweat, makeup, or any other chemicals recently and you haven’t cleaned it right after, this is a good way to take off those damaging layers and prevent it from tarnishing.

One simple way to clean your gold-plated necklace is to make a baking soda solution. Simply mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 2 cups of warm water and soak your necklace for 10-15 minutes. Gently brush the necklace with a soft-bristled toothbrush, rinse with warm water, and dry with a soft cloth.

Cleaning Recipe with Baking Soda: Version 2

Dea necklace

To clean your necklace, simply mix a small amount of baking soda with water to form a paste. Gently rub the paste onto the necklace and then rinse with water and dry with a soft cloth.

Will my gold-plated necklaces tarnish or turn green? Yes, they can. But with proper care and maintenance, your Agapé Studio gold-plated necklace will remain shiny and bright. And while it is possible for a gold-plated necklace to get wet, it's best to remove it before showering or swimming to prevent any damage to the plating.

Are Gold-Plated Necklaces Good?

Amassia, Solea, Melya necklace

One of the best things about gold-plated necklaces is their affordability and versatility. You can wear them with a variety of outfits, and they won't break the bank. And when cared for properly, gold-plated necklaces can last for years. In fact, with 3-micron gold plating, Agapé Studio's gold-plated necklaces are more durable than many other gold-plated necklaces on the market.

Gold-Plated Necklaces In the Spotlight - FAQ

Resa choker

Gold-plated necklaces have become increasingly popular as an alternative to solid gold jewelry due to their affordability and aesthetic appeal. At Agapé Studio, we take pride in creating high-quality, 3-micron thick gold-plated necklaces that are both stylish and long-lasting. Here are the most common questions we get from our readers on gold-plated necklaces.

Do gold-plated necklaces tarnish?

Gaya necklace with Anatole choker

Yes, gold-plated necklaces can tarnish over time, especially if not properly cared for. However, Agapé Studio uses brass to make hypoallergenic gold-plated necklaces that are less likely to tarnish and cause skin reactions.

Are gold-plated necklaces good?

Gaya necklace with Horace choker

Gold-plated necklaces can be a great option for those looking for a stylish and affordable alternative to solid gold jewelry. However, it's important to care for your gold-plated necklace to ensure its longevity properly.

Can a gold-plated necklace get wet?

Astro collection pendant with Selene necklace

Yes, you can get your gold-plated necklace wet, but it's important to avoid exposing it to harsh chemicals, such as chlorine and cleaning solutions.

Can you shower with a gold-plated necklace?

Rania pendant with Alceste necklace and Orphee choker

It's not recommended to shower with your gold-plated necklace, as exposure to water and soap can cause tarnishing and damage over time.

Final Thoughts

Paola and Leona

In conclusion, Agapé Studio's gold-plated necklaces offer the beauty and shine of solid gold at a fraction of the cost. With proper care, these necklaces can last for years and provide a versatile addition to your jewelry collection. So why not consider adding a gold-plated necklace from Agapé Studio to your wardrobe today?