Rose Gold

Rose Gold

- What is Rose Gold -

The fashion industry has a long history with Rose Gold, a colour that exists somewhere between luxury and fashion.  It goes in and out of style, and right now it's very much back in. So what is Rose Gold? Simply put it is a combination of gold and copper alloys which gives the bold colouring of Rose Gold. There is no such thing as pure Rose Gold, since Rose Gold is an alloy of gold and copper and silver.

- Caring for Rose Gold Plated Jewellery -

Here are a few tips to help maintain your Rose Gold plated jewellery collection.  

  • To prolong the Rose Gold plating remove your jewellery when washing hands or using hand sanitisers.
  • To reduce the chances of damaging the Rose Gold it's best to remove your piece/s prior to exercising.
  • Avoid your jewellery coming in contact with perfume. Perfume will react with the Rose Gold plating, so ensure your body has absorbed the perfume first.
  • Take off your Rose Gold jewellery prior to house cleaning. Household cleaning products contain harsh chemicals and can damage the Rose Gold coating on your jewellery.
  • Do not shower with your Rose Gold jewellery on. Soaps etc can react with the plating.
  • When storing your Rose Gold jewellery make sure you keep it in a clean and dry environment. Storing in a zip-lock bag will help to keep your jewellery shinier for longer.

- Cleaning your Rose Gold Plated Jewellery -

Care should be taken when cleaning to protect the layer of Rose Gold from being worn away.

  • To clean Gold plated jewellery wipe lightly your Rose Gold plated piece with a damp cotton cloth to remove surface dirt or dust. Be sure it is completely dry before storing the jewellery again.
  • Don't use anything abrasive such as baking soda to clean your Rose Gold plated jewellery. Do not use a silver cloth eiher. You don't want anything to scratch the Rose Gold plating.
  • To simply clean your Rose Gold jewellery, line a bowl with aluminum foil, shiny side up. In a separate bowl, microwave one cup of water for 1-2 minutes. In the aluminum foil-lined bowl, combine the warm water, one tablespoon each: salt, baking soda, and dish soap. Soak your rose gold jewellery in the water mixture for 5-10 minutes. Remove and dry thoroughly with a lint-free cloth.