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Thread: Plating

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2015

    Default Plating

    I'm having issues with plating that's wearing off jewellery too quickly. I've asked to increase to 1 micron and to use only hard gold. The response has been that they vacuum/PVD plate for 1.5 hrs and that using hard gold would not be as smooth. I've been told that PVD is really a gimmick.

    I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could throw some light on how many microns is achieved during 1.5 hrs plating and whether it would be best in terms of durability to just electroplate in hard gold rather than PVD. Also how can you test the quality of the plating? Thanks!
    Last edited by Helly; 03-09-2015 at 10:19 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Central London


    Dear Helly,

    I think the way forward would be to select one of these companies from the Goldsmiths Company portal and speak to them on the phone about your problems.

    If you have a satisfactory response, you might then decide to change to them. Dennis.

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