Is Dorado Jewelry Real Gold?

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Dorado Jewelry Materials Explained:

  1. 18k Gold Plated:
    • Description: This involves a base of hypoallergenic stainless steel that is coated with a thin layer of 18k Gold.
    • Pros: Affordable, looks expensive, and hypoallergenic.
    • Cons: You can't wear it in the shower or in the pool.
  2. Silver Stainless Steel:
    • Description: Made from a blend of steel and chromium, offering a silver tone to the jewelry.
    • Pros: Hypoallergenic, rust and tarnish-resistant, affordable, strong and durable.
    • Cons: Not as lustrous as sterling silver or gold, can be a bit heavier.
  3. 18k Gold Over Sterling Silver:
    • Description: Sterling silver that's been bonded with 3-5 microns of 18k gold.
    • Pros: More affordable than solid gold, can last a lifetime with proper care, hypoallergenic (because of sterling silver base), has a genuine gold appearance.
    • Cons: You can't wear it in the shower or in the pool. For Rings: Take off before washing hands with soap or using hand lotion.
  4. Sterling Silver:
    • Description: An alloy made up of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. ( S925 is stamped on the jewelry)
    • Pros: Bright lustrous shine, hypoallergenic, valuable but more affordable than gold, easy to clean and maintain, can last a lifetime with proper care.
    • Cons: Softer than stainless steel so it can scratch more easily.
  5. 14k Solid Gold:
    • Description: Made of 14 parts gold and 10 parts other metals.
    • Pros: Highly valuable, less likely to tarnish than sterling silver, hypoallergenic, suitable for everyday wear.
    • Cons: More expensive, can get scratched because pure gold is soft. Wearing in the shower and pool can cause the gold to become dull.

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