Gold-plated jewelry is also marketed as gold wash, gold clad or bonded gold, but it all means the same thing - a thin layer of gold firmly bonded onto a core of cheaper, stronger metal using electron-magnetic plating. 

The purity of the gold used in gold plating ranges just like solid gold. The higher the purity of the gold, the more gold-like the color is.

What Are The Benefits?

It Is Affordable. Compared with gold filled jewellery, gold-plated jewellery is affordable. As the outside of the piece is coated in gold, nobody will realize that it’s not 100% pure. Many people want to wear gold jewellery but hold back because of the expensive price tag. With plating, anybody can wear gold jewellery without having to worry about the expense.

It Is Durable. One of the biggest benefits of gold-plated jewellery is that it’s strong and durable. Providing that the piece is coated well, the jewellery will have a sturdy exterior while still having an attractive finish. To maximize durability, avoid going for the cheapest option. Generally, more expensive pieces have a thicker plating. Not only will this maximize durability, but it will also take longer for the coating to wear.

It Provide Wide Selections. Compared with filled gold, plated jewellery is available in a wider selection of styles. As almost any metal can be used in the centre, jewelers have more options when it comes to the design. Additionally, it’s easy to put a pattern on the surface of plated jewellery. Patterned jewellery will add diversity to your jewellery box and allow you to accessories with ease.

Over all, gold-plated jewelry offers a budget-friendly option to buying pure gold jewelry. It gives you the look and the style without the high price tag that comes with gold, and is ideal for jewelry you don’t plan to wear on a daily basis.