Pink silver is 925/00 silver covered with a thin layer of pink gold.
It is a constantly developing material that tends to fade away until it returns to its natural color.
“Plating” is shorthand for electroplating. This means that gold plated jewelry is covered by a microscopically thin layer of metal using a special process that combines chemistry and electricity. By dipping the jewelry in a chemical solution which contains gold and applying electricity, a thin layer of the metal grows on the jewelry piece.
One of the most frequently asked questions about plated jewelry is how long the plate lasting. The answer to this question depends on the jewelry, the type of plating, and how you wear it.
Taking care of gold plated jewelry is simple. Keep it protected from friction and in a soft container, where there’s nothing to rub against it and damage the plated coating.
Please take particular care when cleaning gold plated jewelry to protect the layer of gold from fading away. Do not use abrasive compounds to clean the jewelry.
Remove jewelry when doing household tasks such as gardening, cleaning, household repairs or other strenuous activities.
Make-up and hair spray contain chemicals that may stain your jewelry, so apply them before putting on your jewelry.
Do not wear jewelry while in a pool, hot tub or bathing. The chlorine in the water can damage metals including gold.
Salt water, chlorine, soap, perfumes, personal products and perspiration take their toll on all fine jewelry.
Wipe your jewelry carefully with a soft cloth to keep it clean.
In the event the plating wears away, re-plating is fast and inexpensive; the major part of jewelers offers it as a service.