The following was published on Sincerely Silver.
Gold jewelry can add elegance and class to any outfit! However, gold jewelry is unfortunately very expensive. Gold plated jewelry is the solution to this problem: gold plated jewelry gives the outward appearance of gold jewelry, without the crazy cost! Gold plated jewelry is a good substitute for solid gold jewelry because it is difficult to tell the difference between the two and gold plated jewelry is nowhere near as expensive!
Did you just realize that the gold necklace you bought a while ago is only gold plated and not solid gold? Or perhaps it is gold filled, rather than gold plated, and you’re not really sure what the difference is. If you want to know the difference between gold filled and gold plated, check out this other blog post we wrote a while ago. Or maybe you’re wondering, “What is vermeil?” There’s a lot of different terms associated with what appears to be gold jewelry.
If you’re certain that your jewelry is gold plated, and are looking for the pros and cons of gold plated jewelry, how to clean tarnished gold plated jewelry, or if you’re wondering can you wear gold plated jewelry in the shower, we’ve got some answers for you!
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