Types of Jewellery Plating

Why Plate Jewellery?

Jewellery plating is a covering applied on the surface of a metallic jewellery piece. There are different types of plating for different purposes such as providing additional lustre, to help prevent scratching and tarnishing, to improve wear ability and boost paint adhesion.

What is E-Coating?

E-coating uses an electrical current to coat the metal surface of the jewellery piece with an organic lacquer which covers the entire piece with an even and consistent protective coat. This coat protects the sterling silver used to create the jewelry and lets the natural beauty of the sterling silver come through without fear of damage. Basically this type of coating considerably increases the lifetime and the shininess of your jewellery.

What is Rhodium Plating?

Rhodium is fabulous as a plating for jewellery because it is a glittering, dazzling, white and mirror-like substance. 

Rhodium plating makes stones stand out more because it's so bright that it glints like the stones. Nothing sets off jewellery like rhodium plating does. So most sterling silver jewellery today is rhodium plated. Rhodium plating can dramatically increase the long term durability of your jewellery piece, but because it is plating, it will wear off over time, but that depends on the amount of wear and tear the jewellery item takes.

What is Pure Silver Plating?

Pure silver plating is an extra 100% Silver layer that is applied on top of any solid metal base in order to give it long term shininess and an extra protection against scratches and daily usage. Pure silver plating can have many different thicknesses depending on the needs and the type of jewellery.

What is Gold Plating?

Gold plating is a method of depositing a thin layer of gold (1 or 2 microns) onto the surface of the silver base by chemical or electrochemical plating. Gold plating provides a long lasting shininess to your jewellery but also has the advantage of being hard wearing.

What is Rose Gold Plating?

Rose gold also referred to as Pink Gold, is a gold and copper alloy. A common alloy composition for rose gold is 75% gold and 25% copper, making up 18 karat rose gold. There is no "pure" rose gold, since it is an alloy of gold and copper. The more copper, the more intense and strong the "rose" colour will be.