All our gold plated jewelry is plated on either stainless steel or brass (listed on product description). We use a much thicker layer of gold on our plated pieces then are coated with protective finish to hold up to wear.These items are more susceptible to wear and tear so we recommend caring for them differently. (see below).
Pieces are priced at a lower pierce point because of this - however, if taken care of properly they will last a long time.
Care - Remove these pieces before going in the water and before bed. Avoid contact with sprays from hair products and perfume as the chemicals can break down the piece. Store in a cloth bag (like the one our piece comes with).