Gold plated belly button rings give you the look of real gold without the expense. Classic gold always creates a sophisticated flair. But paired with spiral, dangling and gem designs, these 24k gold plated belly button rings are anything but boring, but a great option for cheap gold belly button rings. 24k gold is often used in plating for jewelry because it is so soft and malleable. Gold plated belly rings are shiny and beautiful, and contain gorgeous gems and stone. Gold-plated to make it affordable, bling to make it fun.
If you like our gold plated navel rings and fake gold belly button rings, you might also like our Real Gold Belly Button Rings
and our White Gold Belly Button Rings
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Gold plated belly button rings are the best kind of fake gold belly button rings that you can buy online. With so many variations of gold in jewelry, it can be confusing to choose the best pieces for your lifestyle and budget.
Pure gold is 24K; it is softer, less durable and very expensive. Jewelry is rarely made of pure 24K gold because it is so soft. To make it more usable and affordable it's mixed with other metals- called alloys- to make it stronger. There are three different types: 18K, 14K and 10K to offer a variety of value and durability. 18K gold contains about 75% gold and 25% alloy. 14K gold contains approximately 58% gold and 40% alloy. 10K gold contains about 40% gold and 58% alloy.
Even when mixed with other metals, real 24K gold jewelry can still be too expensive for most budgets, but gold-plated jewelry is a great option for any type of jewelry- especially for belly rings. It offers the brilliance of gold with a much more affordable price. 24kt belly button rings are an excellent choice for the look of gold at a great price.
While there are different processes of plating jewelry with gold, basically the gold plating of a 24kt gold belly button ring involves applying a thin layer of real gold on top of a base metal- usually silver. Because the gold layer is so thin it will eventually wear away on gold plated belly rings, but the amount of time it takes for the wearing off of 24K gold plating to begin can vary from less than a year to two or more years. Taking special care of your gold plated belly ring will keep it looking great as long as possible: ∙Keep it clean.
While soaps and lotions can lightly dull even real 18K, 14K or 10K gold jewelry, gold plated jewelry will dull faster and begin to wear away the finish. Lightly wipe your gold plated navel rings with a damp cotton cloth or jewelry care wipes
to remove dust, dirt or grim from the surface. After wiping, use a non-abrasive jewelry polishing cloth to rub and restore the shine. ∙Store it.
When not wearing, be sure to store your gold-plated pieces in a jewelry tray
or pouch with velvet lining. If this is not an option, wrap it in a soft material to protect it and prevent it from scratching. ∙Protect it.
Bumps and scratches will cause the layer of real gold to wear away more quickly, so take special care to protect your gold plated navel ring when wearing. Sand can scratch the surface and chlorine can damage the color of gold-plating, so avoid wearing your gold plated belly rings to the beach or swimming pool.
If you're looking to spend a bit more for a real gold belly button ring, check our selection of
14k gold belly button rings
. Another classic option- white gold belly button rings
- offers quality and timeless style.
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