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4 Common Plating Selection Criteria in Jewelry

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As a jewelry manufacturing brand that has existed for over a decade, Venusacc has worked with hundreds of dealers and designers. Have some insightful knowledge about plating jewelry. The two biggest headaches for brands at the moment are: first, increasing the thickness of plating, which can preserve color. But the increase in thickness creates a new problem – a cost problem. Secondly, if the thickness is not increased, it will face customer complaints because of substandard product quality.

Below are the plating standards used by most of the brands Venusacc works with on a regular basis.

1. 0.1 silver plating + 0.02-0.03 palladium + 0.03 rhodium

2. 0.03 Palladium + 0.03 Rhodium

3. 0.1 Palladium + 0.025-0.03 Rhodium

4. 0.05 palladium + 0.03-0.05 rhodium

Of the 4 plating methods above, 3 and 4 are the most affordable and have better color retention. 1 and 2 are very poor in terms of thickness and color retention, especially when making rings and bracelets.

  • Plating 0.1 silver: silver is not wear-resistant and is relatively soft. At the same time, palladium is only 0.02 is very thin. It is far from thick enough as a material for jewelry.
  • 0.03 palladium is very thin and not thick enough.
  • Palladium and white gold are relatively close and both look white in color. But 0.1 palladium is much thicker than white gold. White gold is whiter than palladium.
  • 0.1 palladium is relatively thick and belongs to the precious metal family along with white gold. It is more resistant to wear.

Venusacc provides jewelry processing for various brands, please contact us if you want to develop your own exclusive plating standard. How long you want to keep the color depends on your plating standard.

How long can I keep the color of my jewelry after plating?

As each person uses the jewelry differently, with different frequency, different ways of using and wearing, and different physiques. Under normal circumstances, according to the above plating standards to do, basically can retain color for a long time, will not produce customer complaints.

Wholesale jewelry must know the process and maintenance methods

The plating process is very intuitive and can be naked eye judgment jewelry good or bad demarcation. What do you know about the plating process of jewelry?

What is the electroplating process?

1. In fact, it is to utilize the principle of electrolysis to plate a very thin layer of other metals or alloys on the surface of certain metals. Thus, it can prevent the oxidation of metal, prolong the service life and increase the aesthetic effect.

  • Most of the more popular consumer-grade jewelry on the market is made of gold plating. There are generally two classifications: one is ordinary plating, the other is real gold plating. Ordinary plating: generally for non-gold jewelry gold plating, also called heterogeneous material gold plating. For example, in sterling silver gold plating, copper gold plating, this type of jewelry because of the thin plating layer, the color cycle is relatively short. But proper maintenance can still use half a year without losing color. Real gold plating: the same as the name, the plating layer is thicker real gold, generally 24K or 18K gold. The gloss is very good, the color is also very long-lasting. Hold in the hand full sense of weight. The cost is much higher than ordinary plating.
  • Jewelry that is not plated, such as copper, loses its color badly after being worn.

Plated jewelry can retain its color longer by taking care of it. For plated surfaces, wipe gently with a soft cloth and avoid contact with chemicals (such as body wash, soap, etc.). Because the plating layer is very thin, it will be easy to scratch. Affect the surface of the glossy feeling.