We use plated materials in our handmade personalised jewellery everyday. Plated jewellery looks awesome and is light on the pocket at the same time. Mostly, plated finish is preferred over the natural rustic look of the jewellery items. Plated handmade jewellery is always in demand and cousumer choice turns the businesses towards more plated creations.
But what is plating really ? Plating is an electrochemical process to attach a thin layer of a precious metal to the surface of a non-precious metal. Electricity is used to attract the molecules of Gold / Silver / Rose Gold towards the surface of the target metal. Molecules of the precious metal attaches themselves to the molecular structure of the surface, creating a bond in the process without the use of heat. This is a permanent process with lasting results. Only scratches can take off the plating.
Handmade jewellery makers have a vast choice of materials to choose from when it comes to including the gold plated / silver plated / rose gold plated articles to their creations.