About Velz Monroe Jewelry
Gold-filled jewelry is created using an electrochemical process that places a layer of Gold on copper, brass, or some other base metal. The thickness of the Gold used in plating usually determines the price of the piece.
It's a higher quality than gold plated applied to the metal jewelry.
It is NOT real gold. Therefore, it requires special care to make it last longer:
How long will it last?
Depends on how often the item is worn and how thick the plating is. Most of our Gold-filled chains are heavy Gold-filled. Costume jewelry is much less expensive than Gold-filled which means we have a better quality.
However, the Gold color will eventually wear off as it comes into contact with the wearer's skin salts or pollutants in the air. Any type of cologne or perfumes will increase tarnishing. Do not wear in the shower. This is fashion jewelry, NOT real gold.
How to take care of your jewelry pieces?
Frequent cleaning is recommended to maintain its beauty. Wipe your jewelry carefully with a soft cloth to keep it clean and free of elements which may cause the gold plating to tarnish.