Shine Bright Like a Diamond: Learn How to Clean a Gold-Plated Necklace Without Damaging It

MELYA necklace

Shine Bright Like a Diamond: Learn How to Clean a Gold-Plated Necklace Without Damaging It

Gold-plated necklaces are stylish and affordable accessories that can add a touch of elegance to any outfit. However, as with any piece of jewelry, proper care and maintenance are essential to keep your necklace looking its best.

How to Clean and Care for Your Gold-Plated Necklace

AMASSIA necklace

In this article, we'll cover everything you need to know about cleaning and caring for your gold-plated necklace, including how to clean it, whether it can get wet, how to clean tarnished gold-plated necklace, and how to fix it if it becomes damaged.

Understanding Gold Plating

APHRODITE necklace

Gold-plated jewelry is made by applying a layer of gold onto a base metal using a process called electroplating, which involves using an electric current to deposit the gold onto the metal.

This results in a piece of jewelry that looks like solid gold but is much more affordable. However, because there is a layer of gold, gold-plated jewelry requires a little extra care to maintain its appearance.

At Agapé Studio, we specialize in crafting and selling beautiful gold-plated jewelry. What sets us apart is the fact that our jewelry is gold-plated with 3 microns of gold, and we offer a 2-year warranty on our pieces.

Our thick layer of gold prevents our jewelry from tarnishing easily, ensuring that it looks beautiful for years to come.

Can a Gold-Plated Necklace Get Wet?

ANATOLE choker

Gold-plated necklaces can get wet, but it's best to avoid exposing them to water whenever possible. Water can cause the gold plating to wear off more quickly, especially if the necklace is exposed to saltwater or chlorinated water.

If you do get your gold-plated necklace wet, be sure to dry it off thoroughly with a soft cloth as soon as possible.

How to Clean a Gold-Plated Necklace

SOLEA necklace

Cleaning your gold-plated necklace is a simple process that can help keep it looking its best. Here's what you'll need and how to do it:

  • Mild dish soap
  • Warm water
  • Soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Soft, lint-free cloth

Step-by-Step Instructions

  • Mix a few drops of mild dish soap with warm water in a bowl.
  • Dip the toothbrush into the soapy water and gently brush the necklace, paying particular attention to any areas that are dirty or discolored.
  • Rinse the necklace thoroughly with warm water.
  • Dry the necklace gently with a soft, lint-free cloth.
  • How to Clean Tarnished Gold Plated Necklace

If your gold plated necklace has become tarnished, you can use a few household items to clean it up. Here's how:

  • Mix equal parts water and white vinegar in a bowl.
  • Dip a soft cloth into the mixture and wring it out.
  • Gently rub the cloth over the tarnished areas of the necklace, being careful not to scrub too hard.
  • Rinse the necklace with warm water and dry it gently with a soft cloth.

How to Fix a Gold-Plated Necklace?

ALOPÉ necklace and PIERRA choker

If your gold-plated necklace has become damaged, such as if the gold plating has worn off in places, there are a few things you can do to fix it. Here are some options:

  • Take it to a jeweler for professional repair.
  • Use a gold plating kit to replate
  • Paint over the worn spots with gold nail polish.
  • Use a gold leafing pen to fill in the worn spots.

Note that while these methods can help fix minor damage, they may not be a permanent solution and may require regular touch-ups. This is why, it’s always best to take your damaged, gold-plated jewelry to a professional jeweler that can repair your jewelry safely and permanently.

Additional Tips for Caring for Your Gold-Plated Necklace

ESTEÉ pearl necklace

In addition to regular cleaning, there are a few things you can do to help care for your gold-plated necklace:

  • Avoid exposing it to water, especially saltwater or chlorinated water.
  • Keep it away from harsh chemicals, such as cleaning products and perfumes.
  • Store it in a dry, cool place, preferably in a jewelry box or pouch.
  • Take it off before engaging in activities that may cause it to get scratched or damaged.

By following these tips, you can help keep your gold plated necklace looking beautiful for years to come.

How Do You Clean a Gold-Plated Necklace | Conclusion

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Gold-plated necklaces are a beautiful and affordable accessory, but they require a little extra care to maintain their appearance. By following the tips and techniques outlined in this article, you can keep your gold-plated necklace looking its best for years to come.

At Agapé Studio, we take great pride in the quality of our products, and we believe that our customers deserve nothing but the best. That's why we use only the highest quality materials in the production of our jewelry.

All of our gold-plated jewelry is hypoallergenic, meaning that they are safe for even the most sensitive skin.

Care Tips for Gold-Plated Jewelry | FAQs

PETRUS necklace

Can I wear my gold-plated necklace in the shower?

While gold-plated necklaces can get wet, it's best to avoid exposing them to water whenever possible.

How often should I clean my gold-plated necklace?

It's a good idea to clean your gold-plated necklace every few weeks to keep it looking its best. Especially the pieces you tend to wear daily.

Can I use regular jewelry cleaner on my gold-plated necklace?

It's best to avoid using regular jewelry cleaner on your gold-plated necklace, as it may be too harsh and could damage the gold plating.

How can I prevent my gold-plated necklace from tarnishing?

To prevent tarnishing, avoid exposing your gold-plated necklace to water, harsh chemicals, and extreme temperatures.

Can I wear my gold plated necklace every day?

While you can wear your gold-plated necklace every day, it's important to take it off before engaging in activities that may cause it to get scratched or damaged.

ARIELLE, ANATOLE and ETHEL rings with DEA necklace 

We understand that jewelry is more than just an accessory - it's an expression of your personal style. That's why we offer a wide range of products to suit every taste and occasion.

Whether you're looking for a delicate necklace to wear every day or a bold statement piece for a special event, we've got you covered.

We also believe that shopping for jewelry should be a fun and enjoyable experience. That's why we offer fast and free shipping on all orders, as well as a hassle-free return policy.

We want our customers to be completely satisfied with their purchases and to feel confident in the quality of our products.

Our model wearing SOLEA and MELYA necklaces with PENELOPE and ANATOLE rings

So if you're looking for beautiful and high-quality gold-plated jewelry, look no further than our gold-plated collection. We're confident that you'll love our products just as much as we do!