all gold beads used are gold plated.
gold plating will eventually oxidize and tarnish over time due to expose to body oils and other natural elements.
a few tips for keeping your jewelry looking new:
- a soft cloth can be used to gently rub the surface and help keep it clean and polished. do not use a polishing cloth because it will strip away the plating
- remove you jewelry before you swim in chlorine or salt water
- apply lotion, makeup, or perfume before putting on your jewelry
- store your jewelry where it won’t rub against other hard substances, like a soft bag