This is common that gold plating would fade and tarnish over time, losing its initial luster and brightness. The problem is often not with the plating itself but with the base metal which is prone to corroding and oxidizing.

Therefore, they need extra care. 

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.

How Do I Care for Gold-Plated jewelry?

Taking proper care of gold-plated

 you can extend its life and keep it bright and beautiful. Here are some steps to take:

1.Keep gold plated jewelry away from chemicals, oils and makeup. It’s a good idea to always put on your plated jewelry last, after applying makeup, hairspray and perfumes.  

2.Don’t expose gold plated jewelry to chlorinated or salty water. This means taking off the jewelry before swimming in pools, hot tubs or the sea. 
3.Body oils and sweat can impact gold plating. To counter this, wipe the jewelry down or clean it frequently to get rid of these pollutants. 
4.Cleaning your gold-plated jewelry regularly is important to prolong its life. Avoid any harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners.  
5.Keep gold plated jewelry from rubbing and friction as this will cause the piece to wear down quickly and to flake off.