CAN YOU WEAR GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY EVERY DAY?
A common question we get is, "Can I wear gold-filled jewelry every day?" To which we usually reply, "Yes, you could...but should you?"
Let us explain, but first, let's go over some basics.
WHAT IS GOLD-FILLED?
Gold-filled jewelry is made by bonding a layer of solid gold to a base metal, such as brass. The resulting piece of jewelry has the look of solid gold but at a fraction of the price. Sounds great so far, right? Not so fast. There are a few more things you should know before wearing your gold-filled jewelry every day.
IS GOLD-FILLED DURABLE?
Now that we know what gold-filled jewelry is, let's talk about whether or not it's durable enough to be worn daily. The answer is a resounding yes! In fact, gold-filled jewelry is one of the most durable types of jewelry on the market. Thanks to the mechanical gilding process, the layer of gold bonded to the base metal is much thicker than what you would find in gold-plated jewelry. This means that your gold-filled jewelry is less likely to fade over time.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF WEARING GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY EVERY DAY?
The biggest problem with wearing gold-filled jewelry every day is that the gold layer can eventually wear away, exposing the base metal underneath. This can happen if you wear your jewelry in the shower or while swimming, as exposure to water, will speed up the process. Additionally, if you wear your gold-filled jewelry while working out or doing other activities that cause you to sweat, the moisture can also contribute to the deterioration of the gold layer.
In short, if you want your gold-filled jewelry to last, you need to take care of it and treat it gently. That means taking it off before showering or swimming and avoiding exposure to household chemicals, lotions, and perfumes. If you do all of that and still find that your gold-filled jewelry is starting to show signs of wear, then it's time for some TLC.
CLEANING & POLISHING YOUR GOLD-FILLED JEWELRY:
Fortunately, cleaning and polishing gold-filled jewelry is easy to do at home. All you need is a little soap and water. Simply mix a small amount of gentle dish soap with warm water and soak your jewelry for a few minutes. After that, use a soft toothbrush to remove any dirt or grime accumulated on the surface. Then, rinse your jewelry thoroughly with clean water and dry it with a soft cloth.
We hope this article has helped to clear up any confusion you may have had about gold-filled jewelry. As we said before, gold-filled jewelry is a great option if you're looking for an affordable alternative to solid gold. Just keep in mind that, like all jewelry, it does require some special care to keep it looking its best