Make the most of your Gold Jewelry
Gold is made of lustrous yellow metal that is very valuable and is often used in jewelry. It is the epitome of class, elegance and status. It symbolizes a monetary standard and represents wealth and riches. Karatage (e.g.; 18k, 22k, 24k gold) indicates the purity of gold in a piece of jewelry. Pure gold is too soft for everyday wear, so it is fused with a mixture of metals such as nickel, copper as well as silver to make it sturdier. The color of gold jewelry varies by the type of metal alloys used. Popular colors of gold jewelry are Yellow Gold, White Gold and Rose Gold.
Caring for Gold
Gold is the metal that keeps it value through time, thus making gold jewelry timeless. Typical abrasions occur on jewelries worn on a regular basis. To prolong its luster keep away from harsh cleaning products, such as bleach chemicals. For cleansing, it is still best to use warm water and non-detergent soap.
Value for money will always be maximized with gold jewelry. Most gold jewelry is treated as a special remembrance or as an heirloom to be passed on to future generations and loved ones.
May is Gold Month event, also known as MIGM, is now in its 11th year celebrating the love and appreciation for all things karat gold. This makes it also the perfect time to treat ourselves to anything Gold must haves or gold related essentials. This year introduces weekly Trend reports and interviews on MIGM.com/Trends, that started last month (4/15). All email subscribers will have the benefit of receiving fabulous weekly wrap-ups directly on their inbox.
In support of the May is Gold Month event there are two sweepstakes and a contest being held to help support the campaign. These contests are now up and live and have started from 4/15 up to 5/31.
- General Sweepstakes – Anyone who subscribes to the May is Gold Month mailing list will be entered in to win $1000 gift card from the participating retail jeweler of their choice. Upon entering/subscribing a visitor will be offered the ability to get bonus entries for social sharing, friend referrals and partner website visits.
- Pinterest Sweepstakes – Anyone can enter to win a $950 MSRP pair of earrings, but will need to enter their Pinterest account information at MIGM.com/Pinterest. Once they’ve signed up, all they need to do is “Pin” or “Repin” an item from the gold pages of any of our participating retailers or one of our MIGM pinterest boards in order to be entered.
- “Show Your Gold Style” Instagram Contest – Anyone can enter to win a $1500 MSRP bangle by taking an image sharing either gold product or gold inspiration on Instagram using the hashtag #MIGMcontest. Each image will count as a separate entry. At the end of the contest, the image with the most “Likes” as of May 31st will be the winner.
So make sure to not miss this awesome opportunity!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by May is Gold Month through their partnership with Style Coalition. While I collaborated to write a post about MIGM, all opinions are my own.