11- Is gold plate hypoallergenic?
This depends on the thickness of the gold and whether the piece contains metals that cause allergies, like nickel, zinc and cobalt.
In general, gold plating is not hypoallergenic and can cause skin reactions for people with metal allergies. This is because of the nickel content that is in the piece. When the gold layer wears down or flakes off, the nickel in the jewelry comes into contact with your skin, causing reactions.
Before you buy gold plated jewelry, check the metal alloys in the piece. Avoid metal allergens if you have metal allergies.
12- Should I use a home gold plating kit?
Home gold plating kits like this one are usually fun and easy to use. They’re a good way to understand the gold plating process and to try gold plating some pieces of your own. If you have a lot of gold plated jewelry, this might be a good way to keep them perpetually shiny and lustrous.
13- Where can I buy gold plated jewelry?
Your best bet to find gold plated jewelry is to check at costume jewelry stores. These are affordable jewelry options and there’s bound to be several physical stores near you. However, if you’re searching online, FiWiShops has an excellent collection of gold-plated jewelry. These affordable and come in a range of styles.