Interview: Plating consists of covering a jewel made of brass with a thin layer of gold. This is done by electrolysis, called electroplating. The piece is immersed in a solution to dissolve the precious metal, which, when the current passes, is deposited evenly on the jewel.
The longevity of the plated jewelry can vary depending on several factors.Plated jewelry can tarnish and chip over time. This is normal wear and not a defect. How quickly this happens depends on the maintenance of the jewelry. It is important to remove your plated jewelry before showering, swimming, exercising, or applying perfume or lotion. With repeated contact with water, skin, or chemicals, gold plating may lose its original luster. In addition, store your plated jewelry in a dry place and in separate pockets so that you can enjoy their shine for a long time.
Interview: Sterling silver is a metal that oxidizes over time, but it always regains its original color and condition after a simple cleaning. However, we recommend removing your silver jewelery before going to the swimming pool or spa as the chlorine will accelerate its oxidation. For cleaning, use a silver cleaner or concoct a mixture of baking soda and water, then scrub your jewelry with a soft-bristled toothbrush. There are also polishing wipes that work very well.