Your Ultimate Jewelry Guide: Understanding Gold-Plated, Rhodium-Plated, and 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry

At Lupine Jewelry, we offer a stunning collection of 18K/22K gold-plated and rhodium-plated jewelry, all crafted with beautiful high-quality 925 sterling silver. Here's a guide to help you understand these exquisite pieces:

Gold-Plated Jewelry (14K/18K/22K)

Gold-plated jewelry is a popular choice for its luxurious appearance and affordability. The term "14K/18K/22K gold plated" refers to the thickness and karat of the gold layer applied over the base metal, typically sterling silver. Here's what you need to know:

  • 14K Gold Plating: Contains 58.3% pure gold. Offers a warm, classic gold tone.
  • 18K Gold Plating: Contains 75% pure gold. Provides a richer, deeper gold color.
  • 22K Gold Plating: Contains 91.6% pure gold. Delivers a bright, vibrant gold hue.

    Gold-plated jewelry requires gentle care to maintain its luster. Avoid exposing it to harsh chemicals, perfumes, or water to preserve its beauty.

    Rhodium-Plated Jewelry

    Rhodium-plated jewelry features a thin layer of rhodium, a precious metal, applied over sterling silver to enhance its durability and create a brilliant, white finish. Here are the key points:

    • Enhanced Durability: Rhodium plating increases resistance to scratches and tarnish.
    • Bright, White Finish: Rhodium imparts a lustrous, mirror-like shine to the jewelry.
    • Hypoallergenic: Rhodium plating adds a protective layer, making the jewelry suitable for sensitive skin.

      Rhodium-plated jewelry should be cleaned gently with a soft cloth to maintain its shine.

      925 Sterling Silver Jewelry

      All Lupine Jewelry pieces are crafted from high-quality 925 sterling silver, which consists of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals for added strength and durability. Here's why sterling silver is a timeless choice:

      • Classic Beauty: Sterling silver exudes a timeless elegance and versatility.
      • Durable and Long-Lasting: Proper care ensures sterling silver jewelry can last for years.
      • Hypoallergenic: Ideal for those with sensitive skin.
      • Please Note: Sterling silver has a naturally softer texture and can be bent at certain circumstances, but it can also be easily adjusted by yourself or a professional jeweler to fit comfortably.

        To care for your sterling silver jewelry, store it in a dry, tarnish-resistant place and clean it regularly with a silver polishing cloth.

        We hope this guide helps you appreciate the beauty and quality of Lupine Jewelry's 18K/22K gold-plated, rhodium-plated, and 925 sterling silver pieces. Explore our collection at Lupine Jewelry to find your perfect statement piece today!