Here's a list of what we will review in this post:

  • What is gold plated brass?
  • Is gold-plated brass real gold?
  • Is gold plated brass hypoallergenic?
  • How long does gold-plated brass last?
  • Will gold plated brass tarnish?
  • Does gold plated brass rust?
  • Can you wear gold plated brass in the shower?
  • Can gold-plated brass get wet?
  • How to clean gold plated brass:
  • How to care for gold plated brass jewelry:
  • Is gold-plated brass good quality?

Q: What is Gold-Plated Brass?

Gold-plated brass is a metal alloy made by combining copper and zinc. The brass is then plated with a thin layer of gold to give it a unique, luxurious look. Gold-plated brass is an affordable way to add a touch of gold to jewelry and accessories, as it is less expensive than solid gold.

Q: How Long Does Gold-Plated Brass Last?

This depends on how often you wear your gold-plated brass pieces and how well you take care of them. If you take good care of your brass-plated jewelry and don’t wear it often, it can last for many years. However, if you wear your jewelry often, it will tarnish more quickly.

To keep your gold-plated brass jewelry looking its best, store it in a cool, dry place and avoid exposing it to chemicals or cosmetics. Clean it gently with a soft cloth when necessary. With proper care, your gold-plated brass jewelry will stay beautiful for many years.

Q: Is Gold-Plated Brass Real Gold?

Gold-plated brass is not solid gold; it is simply a brass base metal plated with a thin layer of gold. This layer of gold is thin, so it does not have the same properties and characteristics as solid gold jewelry.

Q: Is Gold-Plated Brass Hypoallergenic?

A: No, gold-plated brass is not considered hypoallergenic. Gold plating is simply a thin layer of gold that has been applied to the surface of another metal, typically brass, which contains nickel and zinc. As such, this type of jewelry may not be suitable for people with sensitive skin or allergies. If you are looking for hypoallergenic jewelry, it is best to opt for sterling silver or gold-filled options. These metals are considered safer for those with allergies and sensitive skin. 

Q: Will Gold-Plated Brass Tarnish?

Gold-plated brass will tarnish over time, but it will take longer than if the piece is made of pure brass. The gold plating protects the brass beneath it from tarnishing, but eventually, the gold itself will begin to fade, leaving the base metal susceptible to tarnishing.

To prevent this, you should replate gold-plated brass jewelry every few years. A replating will ensure that your jewelry keeps its shine and luster for many years to come.

Q: Can You Wear Gold-Plated Brass in the Shower?

A: You can, but it might not be the best idea. Gold-plated brass can tarnish when exposed to water and humidity. If you must shower with your jewelry on, try to avoid letting the water hit it directly and dry it off as soon as you can afterward.

Plus, the chemicals in your shampoo and soap can also cause the gold plating to wear away over time. So if you want to keep your jewelry looking its best, it’s probably best to take it off before hopping in the shower.

Q: Can Gold-Plated Brass Get Wet?

A: This is a question that we get asked a lot. And the answer is… it depends! If your piece is coated in a high-quality layer of gold (14-18 karats), then it should be fine if it gets wet. However, if the plating is not of great quality, then the water could cause it to wear away quicker. So if you're not sure, it's always best to err on the side of caution and keep your gold-plated brass jewelry away from water.


Q: How to Care for Gold-Plated Brass Jewelry?

A: You should store gold-plated brass jewelry in a cool, dry place. Avoid exposure to water, chemicals, or other harsh substances. To clean, simply wipe with a soft cloth. Do not use abrasive cleaners or polish the gold plating, as this will damage the finish.


Q: How to Clean Gold-Plated Brass?

A: Assuming you're looking to clean gold-plated brass and not solid brass, the process is actually quite simple. All you need is mild, all-natural soap, some warm water, and a soft cloth.

Start by mixing a small amount of all-natural dish soap with some warm water in a bowl. Next, dip your cloth into the mixture and then rub it over the surface of the brass. You should see the dirt and grime start to come off. Once you've gone over the entire surface, rinse the brass off with some clean water. Dry it with a soft cloth, and now you are all done.

If your gold-plated brass is particularly dirty or tarnished, you may need to repeat the process a few times. 

Q: Is Gold-Plated Brass Good Quality?

Gold-plated brass is a good quality metal that is resistant to tarnishing. It is also a relatively inexpensive option for those looking for the appearance of gold without the high price tag. However, it is not as valuable or durable as solid gold.