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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How to clean gold jewellery
We recommend getting your gold jewellery professionally cleaned at least once a year in one of our Beaverbrooks stores. If your jewellery needs a bit of TLC in-between professional cleans, our Connoisseur cleaning products are an effortless way to ensure your jewellery is sparkling - from cleaning wipes to diamond dazzle sticks. And if you don't have any cleaning tools to hand, there are other ways to clean your jewellery at home too. Discover these tips on our blog.Discover More
How to protect gold jewellery and can gold jewellery tarnish?
Gold is a relatively malleable metal, so it's important to look after your gold jewellery, both whilst wearing it and when storing it. We recommend to remove your jewellery when showering, soaking, sleeping, cleaning, exercising or doing anything very 'hands on'. Put your jewellery on last when getting dressed - after any perfume and products. When you're not wearing your gold pieces, store them carefully and ensure they're not touching other pieces.
White gold jewellery is naturally a champagne colour and has a rhodium coating which creates its bright white shine. Exposing your jewellery to chemicals such as perfumes and hairsprays can remove this plating. You can visit us in-store for help with re-rhodium coating your white gold jewellery.
Yellow gold jewellery can tarnish too; you will notice a slight discoloration which makes your jewellery appear darker. You can restore its natural lustre by following our cleaning tips above and on our care guide.Discover More
Can gold or gold-plated jewellery be worn in water?
Salt water and chlorine can damage your gold and gold-plated jewellery. For white gold or gold-plated jewellery, we would recommend not getting these wet as it can remove the layer of plating.
What is the best gold quality?
When it comes to buying gold jewellery, it’s important you buy from an authorised retailer that complies with the UK legislation, Responsible Jewellery Council, the Kimberley Process and No Dirty Gold Campaign - the jewellery should also be hallmarked. Here at Beaverbrooks, we fully support the sentiments and applicable codes of practice, and you can read more here.
For solid gold jewellery, a hallmark will tell you if it’s certified and the purity of the gold; 9ct and 18ct are the most popular purities for jewellery. It’s important to remember that gold-plated or gold vermeil jewellery are not solid gold, meaning the gold colouring will wear off overtime.
Is gold jewellery hypoallergenic?
Gold in its purest form, otherwise known as 24ct gold, is hypoallergenic but it’s too soft to be worn as jewellery. Therefore, it’s alloyed with other metals to increase its strength.
One of the most common alloys is nickel, however this can be an issue for people with nickel allergies. If you are allergic to nickel, then it is better to choose gold jewellery with a higher percentage of gold content, for example 18ct gold.
What should I know before buying gold jewellery?
Available in three different colours – yellow, white, and rose, our gold jewellery boasts a classic and timeless design. Yellow gold is the most well-known hue whilst rose gold is yellow gold mixed with copper, and white gold has a rhodium coating to create its bright white appearance. White gold will need the rhodium re-applying overtime to keep up its clean finish.
It’s also important to understand the purity of the gold you’re buying. This is determined by carats and is displayed as a hallmark – you can discover more about the gold hallmarks on our guide to hallmarking. Whether it’s a meaningful gift or special treat for yourself, our stunning gold jewellery collections are set with cubic zirconia stones and diamonds for jewellery that will be treasured forever.Discover More