The original gold finger ring was found in Alexandria. Snake rings were worn in Antiquity as charms, possibly for protection against the evil eye or to ensure fertility. Snakes were also associated with the healing god Asclepius, who is often shown with a snake coiled around a staff. Graeco-Roman, 1st or 2nd century AD. Copied from the original in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities.
Some notes on care of your gold plated jewellery…
-Wear and tear will cause gold plating to fade over time. How long this will take depends on how regularly you wear your jewellery and how you care for it.
-Gold plate can get dirty and/or corrode as a result of contact with chemicals and moisture.
-High temperatures can also discolour or permanently damage gold plated jewellery.
-Avoid wearing gold plated jewellery whilst in the shower, swimming pool, or whilst using household cleaning products, and protect it from contact with perfumes and body lotions.
-Clean gold plated jewellery in hot, soapy water. Do not use chemical jewellery cleaning products on gold plated jewellery.