4 of the Flashiest Gold-Plated Rings for Men
Gold chains are dope accessories, but every truly stylish man who likes to rock the urban street style look knows that other accessories can add to your persona. Gold chains speak for themselves; they’re sleek and cool and tell everybody a little bit about the kind of dude you are.
But, when you add in a few bracelets, a watch, or men’s gold-plated rings, your outfit is elevated to the next level. You look like the kind of boss dude who knows exactly how to dress and isn’t afraid to show off his style. If you’re looking to add to your gold jewelry collection, check out some of our favorite rings.
What Is Gold Plating?
Gold-plated jewelry tends to be less expensive because it doesn’t contain the same amount of gold, but it maintains the sophistication of a solid gold piece. Our men’s gold-plated rings are delicately wrapped in a layer of gold to cover a base metal that gives the ring its shape. The gold on the outside is real gold; there is just a lower percentage of gold in a gold-plated ring than a solid gold one.
True solid gold jewelry is very rare because pure gold is too soft and malleable to create jewelry, so metal alloys must be mixed with the gold to create a stronger, sturdier piece. This is what the karat system is for—it explains what amount of the piece is made from real gold. Gold jewelry is made up of 24 parts (hence, 24K). If you see 24K gold, that means it is pure, 100 percent gold, which, again, is very rare in jewelry. When you see 12K, that means the piece is 12 parts gold and 12 parts other metals. This is the same for the rest of the system—the higher the karat, the more gold is present.
How to Care for Gold-Plated Jewelry
- Wipe Down After Use
If you want to maintain the integrity of your gold plated jewelry, you should really be caring for it each time you wear it. After taking off your jewelry, use a soft polishing cloth to gently rub away any grease, dirt, or grime that may have accumulated on your jewelry while you were wearing it. This happens all the time, especially after being outside for a while, as the elements can tarnish or damage your jewelry. Be sure to always use a soft polishing cloth, as more abrasive materials can also damage the piece.
- Clean Regularly
Cleaning your jewelry is the key to making sure that it lasts for a long time and looks just as good as the day that you bought it. To clean gold-plated jewelry, you should fill up a bowl with warm water and a little bit of dish soap. Allow your jewelry collection to soak for anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes before removing it from the mixture and rinsing it off in the sink. You can also use a toothbrush to scrub small details or areas that attract a lot of dirt.
Use your polishing cloth to wipe the jewelry down and allow it to air dry. If you wear your jewelry on a daily or almost-daily basis, you should perform this cleaning at least once per week.
The Dopest Men’s Gold-Plated Rings
- Gold Nugget Ring
What says “baller” more than a ring made to look like a literal nugget of gold? Don’t even front; the correct answer is nothing. This is one of the most boss styles of men’s gold-plated rings that you can buy. It shows off the gold-plated jewelry and sends a message that you’re a successful dude with money to blow.
- Money Ring
Okay, nothing says you got money like a $100-bill ring. A favorite from our collection of men’s gold-plated rings, this piece is fun and unique because it holds a slightly different shape from traditional rings.
- Gemstone Rings
To truly elevate your hip hop jewelry style, you’ll want to invest in a gold-plated ring with gemstones. This adds a pop of color to your accessories and can make the piece more valuable. Some of our favorite stones include emerald, aquamarine, and ruby.
- Religious Imagery
Pair your dopest Jesus piece with one of these religious gold-plated rings featuring a depiction of the Last Supper. All the homies will be wondering where you got such a dope piece the next time you dap them up. You can opt for this style in plain gold or iced-out for a little extra somethin’.Shop Our Selection Of Gold Jewelry
Keep It Real with These Gold-Plated Rings
No baller can brag about his hip hop jewelry collection until he’s got a few dope rings. When it comes to rockin’ gold jewelry, you need to have all the accessories—the chains, the bracelets, the watches, and the rings. This is the best way to switch up your style on a daily basis and floss on your friends.
When you shop with Frost NYC, you know you’re getting high-quality gold-plated rings that will look dope and last—just be sure you care for your jewelry properly to keep it in the best shape possible.