How long does gold plated jewelry last?
Determining exactly how long a gold plated chain or other gold plated piece will last can be difficult because it is influenced by a number of factors. If the plating is relatively thick, it may last longer than a piece with thin plating. Pieces that are worn on a daily basis will also tend to wear out more quickly because they often come into contact with the outside world and elements that can cause harm. On average, gold-plated jewelry can last about two years before the gold plating starts to tarnish and wear. However, the time frame can be much shorter or longer depending on whether or not you decide to properly maintain your jewelry collection. When the gold plating starts to fade, you may consider taking it to a jeweler to be replated rather than replacing it completely.