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    Happy new Year everyone.

    New year, new equipment!

    I'm really wanting to start plating some of my pieces. It seems that a lot of the equipment available will only flash plate and I'm really only interested in plating to 2.5 microns so that I can call my jewellery "vermeil". Does anyone have any recommendations please?

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    doesn't the proper plating stuff have cyanide in it?

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    Gold is beautiful on its own, why plate it.

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    I think Carole is talking about plating silver with gold, Pat.

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    Ooooh. Sorry, should have found out what vermeil was before opening my mouth. Still thats something else I have learned today.

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    I'm not sure about the cyanide thing. That's something I'd like to know.

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    I have a funny feeling that during discussions on home plating before there was talk of cyanide or at least some very dangerous stuff and people were being advised to sent work off to the professionals

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    Quote Originally Posted by caroleallen View Post
    Happy new Year everyone.

    New year, new equipment!

    I'm really wanting to start plating some of my pieces. It seems that a lot of the equipment available will only flash plate and I'm really only interested in plating to 2.5 microns so that I can call my jewellery "vermeil". Does anyone have any recommendations please?
    Wow!!! that's a lot of gold, the "Central Chancery" C.B.E.'s only have 1 micron and that's a lot of gold, I reckon you'll have to double your prices at 25.

    I use cyanide on tarnished jewels, we have a 3 x 3 ft vat full of it, I don't know the answer to the question but I can get hold of the cosh report in our plating department to list the chemicals used.

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    I know absolutely nothing about plating. I'm just assuming that flash plating will wear off in no time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caroleallen View Post
    I know absolutely nothing about plating. I'm just assuming that flash plating will wear off in no time.
    I've rubbed a thumb print off some of my jewels before being despatched and the silver has shone through, (flash) sent back to the plating department with strong words.

    Carlton
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