Our Bandmates are plated with gold or nickel. To decrease the chances of wearing out, here are easy ways for keeping the luster of your plated jewelry. As it is a think layer of plating, extra care should be taken to maximize its lifespan.
Do not spray on perfume or other sprays while wearing your plated jewelry. Wear your jewelry after you have sprayed on your favorite perfume so that chemicals on the spray or perfume does not interact with your jewelry’s metal.
Wait until your lotion or cream is dry or has been absorbed by your skin before you wear your gold plated jewelry.
Substances like oil, nail polish, nail polish remover, chlorine, perfume and the like may react with metal/plated jewelry and will cause it to tarnish easily. This also goes with sweat, so make sure you don’t forget to remove your plated jewelry when you exercise or anything that would require heavy physical work, and also when swimming.
Every after use, clean your plated jewelry with a cotton ball or a very soft cloth to remove any dust and dirt it has acquired. Gently rubbing the surface of your plated jewelry using a soft jewelry cloth also helps restore shine.
If your jewelry needs more cleaning you may clean it with warm, soapy water. Soak it for a few minutes and you may clean it with a cotton swab. You may also find that cleaning with vinegar and a cotton swab works well. Stay away from jewelry cleaners and antibacterial soaps which may have certain components that will just make your plated jewelry tarnish more quickly.
To avoid scratches, wrap your jewelry in a soft cloth after cleaning or keep it in a jewelry box separate from other types of jewelry you have.
If your jewelry appears tarnished, please follow the method for cleaning above.