Electro-plated jewellery has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its affordability and its ability to resist tarnishing.
Electro-plating involves coating the base metal with a layer of another metal, such as pure gold or silver, through an electrochemical process. This creates the appearance of a more valuable metal while keeping the cost low. While electro-plated jewellery may help resist tarnishing, it is important to note that it will not protect against allergies. Some people may have an allergic reaction to the base metal used in electro-plating, which can cause skin irritation, itching, and redness. This is because the metal is in direct contact with the skin, and some people are more sensitive to certain metals than others. If you have sensitive skin, it is important to be aware of the materials used in your jewellery and to choose pieces that are made from metals that are less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
Gold, platinum, and sterling silver are generally considered hypoallergenic and are less likely to cause skin irritation. However, some people may experience an allergic reaction to these metals, which can cause irritation, redness, and even rash.
This allergic reaction is not caused by the pure silver or gold but rather the other metals mixed with them. Sterling silver is made up of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper. Similarly, gold used in jewellery is typically mixed with other metals like copper, or zinc to make it more durable and less expensive.
To avoid an allergic reaction to sterling silver or gold jewellery, it's important to choose pieces that are labeled as hypoallergenic or nickel-free. Additionally, there are some coatings that can be applied to jewellery to help reduce the risk of an allergic reaction, such as rhodium plating.
It's also important to note that even if you don't have a known allergy to metals, it's possible to develop one over time. So, if you start experiencing any skin irritation or rash after wearing a particular piece of jewellery, it's best to stop wearing it and consult with a dermatologist.
In addition to choosing the right metal for your jewellery, it is also important to care for your pieces properly. Avoid exposing your jewellery to harsh chemicals, such as perfumes or cleaning products, which can cause the plating to wear off more quickly. When not wearing your jewellery, store it in a dry, cool place to help prevent tarnishing.
In summary, while electro-plated jewellery may help resist tarnish and provide an affordable option for those looking to add some sparkle to their wardrobe, it is important to be aware of the materials used and the potential for allergic reactions. Choosing high-quality metals and proper care can help ensure that your jewellery stays looking beautiful for years to come.
As a company, we take great care in providing our customers with high-quality products made of genuine materials. All of our products, including those made from sterling silver, gold, and other metals, are accurately described to the best of our ability.
However, we cannot be held responsible for any allergic reactions that may occur due to individual sensitivities to specific metals. It is the customer's responsibility to check for any allergies before purchasing our products.
We do not offer refunds, replacements, or returns due to metal allergies, as this is beyond our control. We strongly advise customers to do their due diligence and research any potential sensitivities before making a purchase.
Furthermore, we assure our customers that we never sell fake or counterfeit products. We take great pride in the authenticity of our materials and stand by the accuracy of our product descriptions.
However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of information provided by third-party sources, and we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions in our product descriptions.
Thank you for understanding our policies and for choosing our products. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.