As is the case with favourite jewellery - you wear it every day. Always. Without a break. And if this jewellery was once silver-plated or gold-plated, this layer of silver or gold will eventually rub off. It's not as nice, but it's normal. Many people now think that they can no longer wear their favourite jewellery (because it looks badly damaged). But this can be easily fixed - and we can help you to gild, silver-plateor rhodium-plate your jewelry :)

On this page you will find information about the topics:
  • silver jewellery (new) gold plating
  • Costume jewellery (new) gold or silver plated
  • gilding or silvering of all kinds of objects
  • Silver jewellery or jewellery in white gold (new) rhodium-plated
And of course the appropriate contact form for all your inquiries about these topics :)
Of course, you can also get inspiration how real gold jewellery or gold plated jewellery can look like. We at Love Your Diamonds have a lot of wonderful gold jewelry. These delicate treasures are perfect to browse, get ideas or maybe even to fulfill a wish directly ;)

Silver jewellery (new) gold plating

Of course you can also have your silver jewellery (new) gold plated. No matter if you prefer the silver earrings in gold or if you want to gild your favourite piece of jewellery again - we are happy to help you.

When you gold-plate your jewellery, there are indeed one or two points to consider, because...
  •'s the gold layer that counts! What does it mean? Very simple: The "thicker" the gold layer is that is applied during the gilding process, the longer it naturally takes until it wears off again. In the case of gold plating, this is usually measured in microns. So the rule is: the more microns you have your jewellery gilded with , the higher the quality of the result!
  • ...Not all jewellery is the same! There is jewellery which is subject to a higher stress in daily life than others. Sounds funny? It is not ;) If you put on earrings for example, not much more will happen to them than gently rocking your ear. So earrings are not really stressed. But if you take a ring, it won't sit comfortably on a part of your body that has little contact with its environment. A ring sits on your hand and you do a lot with it. Doorknobs open and close. Rinse up. Climbing. Slapping on tables. So a ring like that has a lot of contact with all kinds of objects and is therefore subject to a high degree of abrasion. For your gold-plating, this means that the greater the stress that your piece of jewellery has to withstand every day, the stronger the gold-plating should be.
  • ...unfortunately many pieces of jewellery that can be bought like this are only "gold-dipped". That's what it's called when a layer of gold has been applied, but it's not measurably "thick". So you might ask yourself: "Why is the same piece of jewellery much more expensive for one than for the other?" Sure, this can be due to many factors. But one factor could also be the thickness of the gold plating. Some dealers think: Gold costs - and if you save it on gilding, nobody will see it at first glance. So here it can always help to ask :)
  • ...sometimes the gold-coloured layer on pieces of jewellery is not real gold at all, but only a special lacquer or polished brass (which then looks golden). Here, too, a great visual similarity to gold can be created - but the physical properties are quite different. Gold has an inimitable (air) resistance. What does this mean? Pure gold, for example, never tarnishes black.
Costume jewellery (new) gold or silver plating

You have a necklace, a bracelet, a ring - you know it is "only" costume jewellery, but you simply love the piece hot and intimate? We can also re-gild (or silver-plate) costume jewellery! In order to make a gold-plating for costume jewellery really high-quality and durable, some preliminary work must be carried out and a few points must be observed, because...
  • ...the good piece must first be carefully cleaned. Any grease residues, dirt that has settled over time (some of it hardly visible) or residues of the old coating can have a negative influence on the result. But if the work is done properly, even costume jewellery can shine in new splendour.
  • ...some metals such as brass must always be "pre-treated" before gilding. This is called "under coating". For this first layer, which is applied to the jewellery before the actual gold, copper is often used. This first copper layer has two advantages: Firstly, with this extra layer of copper your jewellery shines more beautifully than with pure gold plating. And secondly - and even more importantly - if your piece of jewellery has only been gilded and this layer of gold is too thin, then the brass (or rather the zinc that was used to make the brass), for example, can still react with the air. This leads sooner or later to unsightly stains on your piece of jewellery and the whole work was for the cat. By a careful and above all relatively "thick" undercoating this is avoided and you will have long pleasure in your newly gold-plated jewellery.
  • works best if the costume jewellery is completely made of metal, but of course many pieces of jewellery also have a stone setting or other decorations. Here it must be determined individually what is possible and what is not. So the best thing is to send us a photo of your treasure and we will see how we can make it fit again :)
Let objects of all kinds be gilded or silver-plated

Not only jewellery can be gilded! If you have a great souvenir, then put it in the right light :)
You wonder what you can have gilded? Name something and we will gild it for you! For example...
  • ...You were on a wonderful holiday, have experienced so many wonderful things and you took a coin as a souvenir? Why not let your coin gild. Frame the new piece of jewellery and give it a place in your home that will always remind you of your fabulous holiday.
  • ...maybe you still have a leaf of the rose that was given to you by the person of your heart on your first date? We can also gild them. And you can present them as your new favourite decoration or keep them in a safe place for yourself.
  • still have your child's first pacifier lovingly stored in a drawer. Why not let this wonderful accessory go gold and make your memory as precious as it is for you? Because if we're being honest: everything looks better in gold :)
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Silver jewellery or jewellery made of white gold (new) rhodium

Many pieces of jewellery made of silver today are rhodium-plated. This means: Coated with rhodium. Rhodium is a precious metal of the platinum group and has the wonderful property that it does not tarnish black, unlike silver. If, for example, a silver ring is rhodium-plated, this additional layer of rhodium protects it from tarnishing.

And what few people know: White gold is also usually plated with rhodium to support the white colour and to achieve a beautiful bright shine. Because gold is known to be yellow and not white. To make gold white, various precious metals are alloyed with it. However, this tends to produce a warm, slightly yellowish white tone. So that it shines as beautifully white as you generally know it from white gold, the pieces of jewellery are also rhodium-plated here.

So if your piece of jewellery has now lost its rhodium layer - or if it has perhaps never had one, but you are fed up with polishing silver - get in touch with us. We at Love Your Diamonds rhodinate your silver jewellery or even your gold jewellery new :)

So if you have an enquiry, would like some advice or would like to have a concrete offer - just write to us using this contact form. You will help us if you tell us in your message what kind of jewelry / object it is and what dimensions it has. Then we will quickly get to work for you and answer you as soon as possible so that you can have your jewellery or memento shine as quickly as possible :)