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Plating Variety

 

  • What is the definition of jewelry plating?

 

Plating is essentially a cover or a layer applied on top of a metal surface, which in this case, is jewelry. There are varying purposes for plating; it can be used to improve the appearance, prevent corrosion, change conductivity, etc. Plated jewelry, apart from increasing its aesthetics value, provides better wearability by delaying tarnishing with a minimum of 6 months guarantee depending on the coating’s quality and thickness. The most common finishes for jewelry plating are rhodium, silver, gold, and rose gold.

 

  • What is e-coating?

 

E-coating is short for ‘Electrophoretic Painting Process’ or Electrocoating. E-coating is a method where the jewelry is evenly coated with a liquid solution (generally transparent) by means of electrical current. This procedure can be done on even the most intricate piece of jewelry and still results in a consistent layer of coating. The method prevents oxidization while still maintaining the finish on sterling silver jewelry; is usually applied as a top coat after plating.

 

  • What is oxidization?

 

Oxidization occurs when metals have been exposed to oxygen and other chemical components such as chloride and sulfur. This chemical reaction gives the piece of metal a darken, tarnished look, which is generally not ideal. However, a new trend emerged which is popularizing oxidized sterling silver jewelry. Oxidization in the crease or hollow parts can give the jewelry a vintage or antique finish or create a contrast, emphasizing on minor details.

 

  • How many types of plating are there?