Is Dorado Jewelry Real Gold?

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.