BaubleBox works with quality brands and manufacturers. Gold-plated items
feature heavy electro-plating (and in some cases Ion-plating). You can expect
3-5 years of useful life from your jewelry so long as items are cared for.
A rule of thumb. Treat your plated jewelry the same way you would treat a precious diamond heirloom or that luxury leather handbag. Keep the jewelry dry and away from chemicals. Respect the pieces and they will last a long long time.
Can I shower or wash with it on? You can shower or wash, but soaps contain chemicals that can tear at the plating surface. If you're going to get the piece wet, make sure you dry it well. Water contains calcium that attaches to the gold and also wears down the plating.