What you need to know about gold plating on sterling silver

Gold plating on sterling silver jewellery

Gold plating on sterling silver jewellery

If the idea of plating your worn sterling silver jewellery into gold has crossed your mind, you’ve come to the right place. Read more about what to consider when replating your sterling silver jewellery and how to care for it.

Can you gold plate sterling silver jewellery?

Absolutely! Gold plating offers a brilliant way to breathe new life into your beloved sterling silver pieces. Our artisans at Finematter are experts in the art of gold plating, and we're here to make your jewellery dreams come true.

How long does gold plating last on sterling silver jewellery?

Gold plating on sterling silver is a durable option. We employ advanced techniques and top-quality materials to ensure longevity. Typically, our gold plating lasts for up to three years. With proper care, you can extend its lifespan to a remarkable five years.

What to consider when gold plating sterling silver jewellery?

When contemplating gold plating, consider factors like wear, exposure to moisture, and the thickness of the gold layer. Routine care and maintenance are key to preserving the beauty and durability of your gold-plated treasures.

What's the recommended approach?

For a flawless and enduring gold plating finish, we recommend entrusting your jewellery to a reputable service provider like Finematter. Our skilled artisans are well-versed in achieving impeccable results.

Can you wear gold-plated jewellery every day once it's replated?

Yes you can. Your gold-plated sterling silver jewellery is ready to accompany you daily. However, remember that proper care and maintenance are crucial to preserving the quality.

How to care for your gold-plated silver jewellery

Follow the below key tips when caring for your newly plated jewellery: 

1. Keep your jewellery away from harsh chemicals and perfumes.

2. Remove it when swimming or showering to shield it from chlorine and moisture.

3. Gently clean your pieces with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove dirt and oils.

4. Store your jewellery in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight, to prevent tarnishing.

Top 5 considerations for gold plating sterling silver jewellery

1. Choose a trusted service provider with a proven track record in gold plating.

2. Clearly communicate your preferences regarding gold plating thickness and type.

3. Establish a regular maintenance routine to keep your jewellery in pristine condition.

4. Be mindful of the environment your jewellery is exposed to, particularly chemicals and moisture.

5. Embrace the elegance and uniqueness of your gold-plated sterling silver pieces with confidence.

What is the  turnaround time for gold plating silver jewellery?

We understand the value of a swift turnaround. At Finematter, our goal is to complete the gold plating process for your silver jewellery within just one week, from arriving to the goldsmith to being delivered straight back to your door.

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