- Square hoop earring
- Hand brushed stainless steel with plated finish
- 10mm approx.
Plated jewelry, as the name suggests, has a thin layer of precious metal (ie silver, gold, rhodium, platinum) over a base of metal (ie zinc alloy, brass, stainless steel). Since the precious metal layer is very thin, friction between your skin and the plated jewelry can slowly rub off the plating. Also, exposure to water, sweat, soap, perfume and other chemicals can cause the plating to fade.