Gold plated jewelry has been cherished for centuries for its luxurious appearance and affordability. However, traditional gold plating can wear off over time, losing its luster and appeal. At DORADO, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality 18K gold plating that is designed to last a lifetime with proper care. In this blog post, we'll discuss the benefits of our 18K gold plating process and explain the difference between 14K and 18K gold, highlighting the purity and beauty of 18K gold.
The DORADO Difference: 18K Gold Plating Built to Last Traditional gold plating typically involves a thin layer of gold, which can wear off over time, revealing the base metal underneath. At DORADO, we've revolutionized the gold plating process by using 3-5 microns of real 18K gold. This thicker layer ensures that our gold-plated jewelry retains its beautiful finish and can withstand the test of time, provided it is cared for properly.
Understanding Gold Purity: 14K vs. 18K Gold Gold purity is measured in karats, with 24K gold being the purest form. However, pure gold is often too soft for everyday wear, so it is mixed with other metals, such as copper or silver, to create a more durable alloy. The difference between 14K and 18K gold lies in the percentage of gold content in the alloy:
- 14K gold contains 58.5% pure gold (14 parts gold and 10 parts other metals)
- 18K gold contains 75% pure gold (18 parts gold and 6 parts other metals)
As 18K gold has a higher gold content, it is more precious, valuable, and boasts a richer, more vibrant color. This makes 18K gold plating a more luxurious and attractive option for those seeking long-lasting, beautiful jewelry.
Caring for Your 18K Gold Plated Jewelry: To ensure your 18K gold plated jewelry from DORADO maintains its stunning appearance for a lifetime, proper care is essential. Here are some tips for maintaining your gold plated pieces:
- Keep your jewelry away from harsh chemicals, such as cleaning agents or chlorine, which can damage the gold plating.
- Remove your jewelry before engaging in activities that may cause scratches, such as sports or manual labor.
- Gently clean your gold plated jewelry with a soft cloth to remove dirt, oils, and makeup.
- Store your jewelry in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and humidity.
By following these simple care tips, your 18K gold plated jewelry from DORADO will retain its beauty and shine for years to come.
At DORADO, we believe in providing our customers with beautiful, high-quality jewelry that lasts. Our 18K gold plating process ensures that our pieces are not only stunning but also durable and built to stand the test of time. With its richer color and increased purity, 18K gold is the ideal choice for those seeking a luxurious, long-lasting jewelry option. Choose DORADO for your 18K gold plated jewelry, and experience the difference that our commitment to quality and craftsmanship can make.