Types of Jewelry Plating

What is Jewelry Plating?

Basically, Plating is a covering applied on the surface of a metallic item such as jewelry. The function of different plating is to respond to different kinds of applications. It can be used to impede corrosion, to improve wear ability, to boost paint adhesion, to reduce frictions, to improve conductivity and to decorate and dress up jewelry.

What is E-Coating?

E-coating is a method that uses electrical current to coat a metal surface with an organic lacquer, covering every nook and cranny on the jewelry 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 Jewelry.

What is Rhodium Plating?

Rhodium is fabulous as a plating for jewelry because it is a glittering, dazzling, white and mirror-like substance. It's like chrome, but much whiter, and the most reflective of all metals. 

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

What is Silver Plating?

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. Silver plating can have many different thicknesses depending on the needs and the type of jewelry.

What is Gold Plating?

Gold plating is a method of depositing a thin layer of gold onto the surface of the silver base by chemical or electrochemical plating. Gold plating provides a long lasting shininess to your jewelry 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" color will be.

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