What is Gold Plating
This is a process in which any metal or silver based jewelry is coated with a thin layer of real gold (of a particular gold carat) through electroplating or mechanical sheathing. Plating is done on jewelry to keep the product price more affordable while achieving the beautiful appearance same as solid gold jewelry. As the jewelry is only layered with real Gold, its durability completely depends on the thickness of plated layer.
Measuring Unit for gold plating
The commonly used term for discussing the thickness gold plating is "micron". One "micron" is about 40 times greater than a "micro-inch" / Gold flash.
One micro inch = one millionth of an inch
½ micron (20 micro-inches) is the minimum thickness to qualify a plating to be referred to / sold as “micron plating”
Why is plating done
Types of gold plating
Metals that can most commonly be plated
Copper, Brass, Steel, Silver/Sterling silver amongst others.
Tips on how to clean, care & store your plated jewelry
You need to be extra careful while handling your plated jewelry, to be able to use it for the longest time, in its best condition.
All Nirwaana styles which have micron plating, can be sent back to us for re-plating. Please refer our section “After Sales Services” for same.
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