Jewellery that does not tarnish + Gold Plated vs Gold Filled
One day, I got tired of buying jewellery that tarnishes and would turn green a few weeks after. That is one of the reasons why I started researched what jewellery to buy. Here is what I found.
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Why does jewellery turn green?
When certain metals (Copper, Alloy, Zinc, Brass and Sterling Silver) react with acids, water, chemicals or beauty products, it oxides and turns green. It has been found that if these metals are Gold and Silver-plated, it can slow down the progression of this chemical reaction.
What is the difference between various Gold Jewellery?
Pure Gold is often extremely costly, it is common for us to see Gold-plated or Gold Filled Jewellery.
1. Base: Made from various metals such as Stainless steel or Alloy and Brass- which is what you often see at Lovisa
2. Gold-plated: Very thin layer of Gold over base metals (not necessarily cheap)
3. Gold-filled: Thick layer of Gold over the base metal
4. Gold: Liquid Honey, 100% Real and it does not tarnish
Now the million dollar question,
What jewellery does not tarnish ?
The three most common Tarnish-free jewellery are: Stainless Steel, Titanium and Tungsten
1. Stainless Steel
- Easy to clean
- Stronger than Titanium
- Uncommon amongst the Jewellery Industry
- Scratch resistant
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