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Metal plated jewelry
As you surf the web to shop for jewelry, you will see these words that will confuse you "Gold plated", "Rose gold plated", "Rhodium plated" or "Platinum plated". What does that even mean? There is many different types of metal plating or finishing for a jewelry, to give or enhance the shine of jewelry and making it more durable and improve resistance to corrosion. This process is called metal plating. Metal plating is a method to cover the surface of a jewelry with a thin layer of metal. This process is done by conducting electricity to a jewelry piece in a solution that contains dissolved metal ions. By conducting electricity to a jewelry, the dissolved metal in the solution will be deposited on the jewelry. Applying thin layer of the metal onto the piece of jewelry. This process will enhance a jewelry's appearance and durance.
Rhodium plating is usually used on silver or white gold. Rhodium is a white-silvery transition metal in a periodic table. Rhodium has an atomic number of 45 on a periodic table and nonreactive like a gold. Rhodium has the title of being the one of most expensive precious metal as it is only found in platinum ores. Rhodium's high reflectance, which is unique from other metals gives its almost mirror like feature. Rhodium is sometimes plated on silver jewelry or white gold jewelry as an alternative finishing that gives very shiny and beautiful silver-white color.
A Pure platinum is an element with the atomic number of 78 and symbol of Pt on the periodic table. Platinum is a malleable metal that does not tarnish by the air, dissolve in acid and very unreactive. Platinum is grayish-white metal that is one of the most expensive precious metal. Platinum plating is used on jewelry as it gives a nice luster, purer than gold or silver, also it gives gemstone and diamonds a great brilliance. platinum does not tarnish and also hypoallergenic, only very few people experience an allergic reaction to platinum which makes a perfect finishing to jewelry.
Gold plating or rose-gold plating
Gold plating does not mean that the item is made out of gold. It is simply coated with a very thin layer of gold on the surface of a jewelry, often copper, nickel and silver. Gold plating is often used in jewelry to provide the piece with resistant to corrosion or tarnish. Gold plated jewelry only makes a great affordable alternative than expensive solid gold jewelry, but it is illegal to say "gold" because the base of the jewelry piece is not made of gold, but only gold plated.
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