As stated, showering with your gold plated jewellery might not be the major issue. Maybe if it were just water, one might stand a chance of not losing one’s gold jewel, at least quickly. Showering, however, is only for solid gold plated jewellery and does not apply to low quality plated jewellery. They are ordinarily affected by water and so are not even able to stand other chemical formulations.
For solid gold plated jewellery, showering with soaps or some other bath gels can reduce the longevity and lustres of your jewellery. The soaps contain chemicals, and they are, most times, dangerously damaging to gold plated jewellery. Some of us can even go-ahead to apply our lotion or cream to our body alongside the gold jewellery. These chemicals are not suitable for gold. They have effects on the jewellery. It might take a while, but no doubt, this improper care would eventually tell on the jewellery over time, no matter the quality.
This results in gold that originally sparkles, whether in sunlight or not, losing its brightness. It would begin to look dull and disperse the beautiful golden look it naturally has. So, the loosing of sparkle and tarnishing is not only possible for thinly plated jewellery, but with improper care, your solid gold plated items might stand this chance; only if they dwell daily in water, soap and some chemicals.