What is Feng Shui Jewelry and how does it affect you?

What is Feng Shui Jewelry and how does it affect you?

About Gold Plating

Gold plating is a thin layer of gold that is electroplated onto a base metal. The thickness of the gold layer can vary, with thicker layers generally being more durable and less likely to fade. The quality of the plating can also affect its longevity, with higher quality plating being more resistant to fading or tarnishing.

Gold plating can fade or tarnish over time, depending on several factors such as the quality of the plating, the thickness of the gold layer, and the amount of wear and tear the item is subjected to.

The amount of wear and tear the item is subjected to can also affect the lifespan of the gold plating. Items that are frequently worn or exposed to harsh conditions, such as sweat, water, or chemicals, may experience faster fading or tarnishing of the gold plating.

To extend the lifespan of gold-plated items, it is important to handle them carefully and avoid exposing them to harsh conditions. It may also be necessary to have the items re-plated periodically to maintain their appearance.

How to preserve gold plating?

To preserve gold plating, here are some tips you can follow:

  1. Handle with care: Avoid exposing gold-plated items to harsh conditions, such as extreme temperatures, water, chemicals, and abrasives. Be gentle when handling and cleaning them.
  2. Clean regularly: Dust and dirt can build up on gold-plated items, which can cause them to lose their shine. Clean them regularly with a soft, non-abrasive cloth to remove any dirt or grime.
  3. Store properly: Store gold-plated items in a dry, cool place to prevent tarnishing. Avoid storing them in humid areas, as moisture can cause the plating to deteriorate.
  4. Avoid wearing while sweating: Avoid wearing gold-plated items while sweating or in contact with water, as the acidity of sweat and water can cause the plating to fade faster.
  5. Use a clear coat: You can apply a clear coat of lacquer or nail polish to the surface of the gold plating to help protect it from fading or tarnishing. This can be especially useful for jewelry that is frequently worn.
  6. Have it re-plated: If the gold plating does start to fade or wear off, you can have it re-plated by a professional. This can help restore the item to its original shine and appearance.

At AlteJewellers, we have a traditionally workshop base in Singapore. At our workshop, we can plate Yellow, White, Rose and Black Gold (which is not common) Please write to us if you have any requirement or queries below.

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