What Is Gold-Plated Jewelry?

Gold plated jewelry uses electricity to adhere gold ions to a base metal. If you are sensitive to nickel, we recommend any of our 18k gold plated sterling silver jewelry, although 14k gold plating is typically hypoallergenic as well. 18k gold is composed of 75% gold and 25% alloy while 14k gold is comprised of58.3% gold and 41.7% alloy. 18k gold will have a slightly more vibrant yellow hue.