The gold plating will eventually wear off, it’s hard to say how long it takes because it depends on how much you wear it and how you wear it. Underneath your gold plated surface will appear a sterling silver piece.
Don’t wear your jewelry during sports activity or during hard or dirty work. Acids, detergents, can be damaging. A bracelet can be easily broken or bent if it catches on a hook. Gems, even diamonds, can chip or crack if they’re knocked against a hard surface. Another danger comes from the harsh solvents used in cleaning, which are not good for any kind of jewelry and particularly harmful to pearls. Pearls can even be damaged by perfume and hair spray, we advise you to put on your make-up, hair spray and perfume first, never wear pearl earrings or necklaces while you’re having your hair colored. Some of the coloring agents contain alcohol and other chemicals that can mar the luster of the pearls.
Keep jewelry in a soft cloth to prevent them from scratching. Take off your jewelry when swimming or showering. Chlorinated water can react with the metals found in jewelry causing color changes and even structural damage.