Protecting gold and silver plated items

Many of our metal items are plated as is stated in their descriptions. A plated item has an alloy metal beneath a thin layer of precious metal, such as gold or silver. To keep the precious metal from wearing off and tarnishing, a light layer of clear enamel or lacquer is sprayed on during manufacturing. The enamel does wear off eventually but it can be re-applied. You can do so by buying a can of clear spray enamel and lightly spraying it on the item once in a while. Make sure to follow the instructions on the can of spray enamel carefully!