What is gold-plated or, as this material is often called, gold-plated or doublé?The terms all mean the same thing. A good and cheaper alternative to a gold jewelry is a gold-plated jewelry. The shape of the jewelry is then made from a base material, usually copper, silver or tombak (tombak is a base material with a yellow gold base color) on which a thin layer of gold is applied. For a softer price you still have the luxury of gold. However, the care of this jewelry requires a little more attention because the thin layer of gold is subject to wear.