All Arco Studio pieces are made from Sterling Silver and 18ct Yellow and Rose Gold Plated Silver.
18CT GOLD PLATED
Rose Gold plated
All Arco Studio's gold pieces are plated using 18 carat yellow or rose gold for unless specified otherwise using the process of electroplating. This is a means of coating one metal with another by passing an electrical current through the piece.
Gold plated jewellery will wear off over time, however you can ensure that it lasts as long as possible taking extra care when wearing, storing and cleaning.
Please take care when handling gold plated jewellery to protect the layer of gold from excess wear and scratching. Although gold-plated jewellery will not tarnish over time like silver, the gold appearance may slightly fade depending on wear and exposure to chemicals and cosmetics.
Avoid wearing gold plated jewellery whilst showering, bathing or swimming. Chlorine, in particular can permanently damage or discolour your gold plated jewellery.
It is advisable to remove all jewellery when partaking in any physical or labour intensive activities. For this same reason, it is also advisable not to wear jewellery when asleep at night.
Always remove your gold plated jewellery when applying perfume and cosmetics. When removed please make sure to keep all jewellery in separate pouches or boxes to prevent pieces rubbing and scratching against one another.