Why Plate Jewellery?
Plating is a covering applied on the surface of a metallic item such as jewellery. 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 jewellery.
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 jewellery 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. 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 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" color will be.