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What is gold plated?

All our jewels are made of the highest quality 925 sterling silver and gold plated with 3 micron of fine gold. Gold plating is a process where a thin layer of gold is placed on the surface of a different material. All of our jewelry is plated on top of a base of sterling silver.

Click here if you wish to see a guide of quality marks.

Jewelry Care

Sterling Silver - When metals (sterling silver) are exposed to the air, they experience a chemical process called oxidation. This oxidation can produce a number of different outcomes from rust on steel to tarnish on silver.

One of the best ways to prevent sterling silver jewelry from tarnishing is by wearing it.

Your skin's oils can actually help to keep the jewelry clean and maintain its brilliance.

Another way is to polish. Polishing is a great way to spruce up sterling silver that hasn't tarnished too much. It's also a helpful way to clean oxidized silver, too. We recommend using a special silver cloth to polish the accessories. If you don't have one, use a microfiber or non-abrasive cloth.

Gold plated - All our jewels are made of the highest quality 925 sterling silver and gold plated with 3 micron of fine gold. Gold plating is a process where a thin layer of gold is placed on the surface of a different material. All of our jewelry is plated on top of a base of sterling silver. As it is a thin layer of gold, extra care should be taken to maximize its lifespan. You can wear our jewelry while washing your hands and showering.

To make sure that your jewelry stays in prime condition it is important to handle it with care. Therefore we recommend taking off your jewelry while:

  • Sleeping (especially necklaces).
  • Spraying perfume, oils, lotions.
  • Swimming (chlorine has a negative effect).
  • Showering & washing your hands.
  • Exercising (sweat has a negative effect on plating).
  • Cleaning.

 

Re-plating jewelry

It may happen that your pieces have been worn off and you have a beautiful silver piece left! But you are missing your gold piece? No worries we will help you out! Read further about re-plating here or email us directly with your question: vergulden@maylijewels.com

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