Jewelry Care

Gold plated jewelry is a great option when you’re looking for an accessory or gift that doesn’t break your bank.

Gold plating is a thin layer of gold is placed on to coat the surface. The jewelry has the same appearance as a gold jewel but at a lower price. The gold layer will slowly fade over time and the copper/brass will be exposed. This is a natural process of a plated item and is not a product defect.

We don't want your special moment fade. To make your jewelry durable and last long, here are some tips for jewelry care.

Jewelry: Gold plated/silver plated over copper or brass

  • Keep your jewelry dry. So don't do laundry or wash dishes with them on.
  • Don't wear them in pool or at a spa or in seawater
  • Take them off before working out
  • Keep them away from body chemistry: your perfume, lotion, hand cream etc
  • Don't use jewelry cleaner to clean them. They are too harsh to them
  • Put them in a sealed bag and box in a dry and clean environment when you don't wear them.


Jewelry: Gold plated/silver plated over stainless steel

  • they are waterproof but please keep them away from harsh or sharp objects in case there are scratches left on the surface. 


Our Wear & Tear / Metal Allergy and Sensitivity Policy 

Here at THECHICWOMEN we take our products very seriously. We test all our items to ensure that our materials to ensure longevity. That being said, all plated jewelry including sterling silver will tarnish overtime. We take no responsibility or liability for any reactions that may take place; It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure all precautions are taken as we are unable to know each individual's allergies and sensitivities. Some of our jewelry are copper, brass based. The metal composition will be stated in the product page, please read it carefully before purchasing.

Those that are sensitive to metals should not purchase copper/brass based jewelry and instead opt for our Stainless Steel jewelry.

Alternatively, you can prevent oxidization by adding a layer of polymer coating/clear nail polish on the side of the products that is in direct contact with the skin.

If you have any questions regarding any of our materials please contact us before purchasing and we would love to help.