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Article: Will Your Gold-Plated Necklaces Turn Green?

Will Your Gold-Plated Necklaces Turn Green?

Will Your Gold-Plated Necklaces Turn Green?

Amassia necklace

Shine Bright Like Gold: How to Keep Your Gold-Plated Necklaces from Fading?

Gold-plated jewelry has been a popular choice for decades due to its affordability and attractive appearance. While gold plating can add a touch of luxury to any outfit, many people wonder about the longevity and durability of gold-plated necklaces.

In this article, we'll explore some common questions about gold-plated necklaces, including whether they fade, rust, turn green, and how long they last. Plus, we'll introduce you to Agapé Studio's commitment to crafting high-quality gold-plated jewelry.

Do Gold-Plated Necklaces Fade?

Maya pendant

Yes, gold-plated necklaces can fade over time. This is because the layer of gold plating is very thin, and as the jewelry is worn and exposed to elements like sweat, water, and chemicals, the gold plating can wear away.

Fading can also occur if the jewelry is not properly cared for, such as if it is not stored correctly or cleaned regularly. However, the rate at which gold-plated necklaces fade can vary depending on factors like the quality of the plating and how often the jewelry is worn.

Later in this article, you will find tips on how to prevent gold-plated necklaces from fading.

Do Gold-Plated Necklaces Rust?

Oxta necklace

No, gold-plated necklaces do not rust. Rusting occurs when iron or steel is exposed to water and oxygen, which causes a chemical reaction that results in the formation of iron oxide (rust). Since gold-plated necklaces do not contain iron or steel, they are not susceptible to rusting.

However, the underlying metal of the necklace (such as brass or copper) can corrode over time, which can affect the appearance of the jewelry. However, at Agapé Studio, we gold-plate our jewelry with 3 microns of gold.

This is a lot more than the standard of 0.5 or 1 micron. Such a thick layer of gold protects the entire structure of the necklace and makes it last a lot longer, even with regular wear.

Do Gold-Plated Necklaces Turn Green?

Lais necklace

Yes, gold-plated necklaces can turn green, but this is not because of the gold plating itself. Instead, it is due to the underlying metal reacting with the wearer's skin. When metals like brass and copper come into contact with sweat or oils from the skin, a chemical reaction can occur that produces a greenish tint (known as "verdigris").

This can transfer onto the skin and give the appearance that the gold-plated necklace has turned green. However, this can be prevented by choosing high-quality gold plating and by taking proper care of the jewelry.

When you choose gold-plated jewelry with a 3-micron golden layer, you can rest assured that the non-reactive thick layer of gold protects the underlying metal from the elements thus turning green.

How Long Do gold-plated Necklaces Last?

Kara pendant & Alceste necklace

The lifespan of a gold-plated necklace depends on several factors, such as the quality of the plating, how often it is worn, and how well it is cared for. Generally, gold-plated necklaces can last anywhere from six months to two years, but this can vary widely depending on the aforementioned factors.

It's important to note that gold-plated jewelry is not meant to last forever and will eventually wear away over time.

Agapé Studio - Crafters of High-Quality Gold-Plated Jewelry

Pendant from the Petrus collection

At Agapé Studio, we take pride in crafting and selling high-quality gold-plated jewelry. Our jewelry is made using a 3-micron gold plating process, which creates a thick layer of gold that is resistant to wear and tear.

This means that our jewelry is less likely to tarnish or fade, making it a great investment for anyone looking for long-lasting, affordable jewelry.

Our gold-plated jewelry is also hypoallergenic, which means that it is less likely to cause allergic reactions in people with sensitive skin. We use only high-quality materials in our jewelry, including brass and copper, which are durable and easy to work with.

Estee pendant

In addition to our commitment to quality, we also offer a wide range of styles and designs to suit any taste. From delicate necklaces to bold statement pieces, we have something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a gift for a loved one or a special treat for yourself

At Agapé Studio, we take pride in crafting and selling high-quality gold-plated jewelry. Our jewelry is made using a 3-micron gold plating process, which creates a thick layer of gold that is resistant to wear and tear.

This means that our jewelry is less likely to tarnish or fade, making it a great investment for anyone looking for long-lasting, affordable jewelry.

Achille choker

Our gold-plated jewelry is also hypoallergenic, which means that it is less likely to cause allergic reactions in people with sensitive skin. We use only high-quality materials in our jewelry, including brass and copper, which are durable and easy to work with.

In addition to our commitment to quality, we also offer a wide range of styles and designs to suit any taste. From delicate necklaces to bold statement pieces, we have something for everyone.

Whether you're looking for a gift for a loved one or a special treat for yourself, you're sure to find something you love at Agapé Studio.

5 Tips to Keep Your Gold-Plated Necklaces Shining Bright

Diane necklace

While gold-plated necklaces are a great way to add a touch of luxury to your outfit without breaking the bank, it's important to take proper care of them to ensure that they last as long as possible.

One of the biggest concerns with gold-plated necklaces is fading, which can occur over time due to exposure to elements like sweat, water, and chemicals. However, there are several things you can do to prevent your gold-plated necklaces from fading:

  • Avoid exposing your gold-plated necklaces to water: Water can cause the gold plating to wear away more quickly, so it's important to remove your jewelry before swimming or showering.
  • Keep your gold-plated necklaces away from chemicals: Chemicals like perfume, hairspray, and lotion can also cause the gold plating to wear away. Make sure to apply these products before putting on your jewelry, and avoid spraying them directly onto your necklaces.
  • Store your gold-plated necklaces properly: Storing your necklaces in a dry, cool place can help to prevent fading. Consider keeping them in the Agapé jewelry pouch you received with your order and avoid leaving them out in the open, where they can be exposed to sunlight or air.
  • Clean your gold-plated necklaces regularly: Regular cleaning can help to remove dirt and debris that can cause the gold-plating to wear away. To clean your necklaces, mix a few drops of mild soap with warm water and use a soft cloth to clean the surface gently. Rinse the necklace thoroughly with clean water and dry it with a soft cloth.
  • Choose high-quality gold-plated necklaces: High-quality gold plating, like the 3-micron gold plating used by Agapé Studio, can help to prevent fading by creating a thicker layer of gold that is more resistant to wear and tear. Investing in high-quality jewelry is a great way to ensure that your gold-plated necklaces last as long as possible.

By taking these steps, you can help to prevent your gold-plated necklaces from fading and ensure that they look great for years to come.

Golden Secrets: FAQ On Keeping Your Gold-Plated Necklaces Shining Bright

Felicia pendant and Cassandre choker

Can gold-plated necklaces be repaired if they start to fade or wear away?

Gold-plated necklaces can be repaired, and it is possible to have gold-plated jewelry re-plated.

Can gold-plated necklaces be worn every day?

Gold-plated necklaces can be worn daily, but it's important to take proper care of them to ensure they last as long as possible.

Can gold-plated necklaces be cleaned with regular jewelry cleaner?

It's important to use a mild cleaner specifically designed for gold-plated jewelry, as harsh chemicals can damage the plating.

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Agapé choker collection

Gold-plated necklaces can be a beautiful and affordable addition to any jewelry collection, but it's important to understand that they are not meant to last forever.

By choosing high-quality gold plating, taking proper care of the jewelry, and understanding the limitations of gold plating, you can enjoy your gold-plated necklaces for as long as possible.

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