Gold plated jewellery
Gold plating is a method of depositing a thin layer of gold onto the surface of another metal, most often copper or silver by chemical or electrochemical plating.
Unless otherwise stated, all our gold plated jewels are plated with a 3-micron layer of yellow or pink gold, which is in line with the European standards. The base material we use to put the gold layer on is either 925 sterling silver or brass.
All our silver jewels are made of 925 sterling silver. It is an alloy of silver containing 92.5 by weight of silver and 7.5 by weight of other metals, usually copper. As you may know, silver can slowly turn black or tarnish over time. This phenomenon is the proof you have real silver in you jewel and is thus a quality guarantee.
To avoid jewels to tarnish and turn black, some of our silver jewels are covered with a thin rhodium layer. When applied as a thin plate, it affords a durable finish of exceptional brightness. You must know that rhodium is more expensive than silver and even gold. It holds the distinction of being one of the world's most expensive precious metal given it is rare and difficult to extract.
Each jewel requires special care. Here below you’ll find some tips to prolong the life of your jewels. As always, kindly contact us if you have any questions, we are happy to help.