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What is 18K Gold Electroplated Jewelry
We have got so many inquiries from our customers about our products: 18K Gold Electroplated Jewelry, which you may call 18K gold plated jewelry, Do you know what is 18K Gold Electroplated Jewelry and how it is been made? Today we let you to know more about our product and the technique we use to make our jewelry.
1.What is 18K Gold Electroplated and How 18K Gold Electroplated Jewelry Been Made
The most common form of electroplating is used for creating coins US pennies, zinc covered with copper, In a same way, 18K gold electroplated is a way to deposing 18K real gold on the surface of less expansive material like copper,brass or stainless steel by electrodeposition.
We are using two ways to make the 18K gold electroplated jewelry, one is Water plating, it is the process of depositing 18K real gold on the surface of brass by means of electrolysis to form a uniform, dense, well-bonded layer, which is called water plating. Simple understanding is the change or combination of physical and chemical.
The other way is Vacuum plating, deposit 18K real gold on the surface of stainless steel by means of distillation or sputtering under vacuum conditions.
2.18K Gold Electroplated Jewelry is 18K Gold Plated Jewelry ?
you may wonder if 18K gold plated jewelry is the same as 18K Gold Electroplated Jewelry, you may right to some extent, but actually, 18K gold electroplated jewelry is one kind of of 18K gold plated jewelry, because 18K gold plating including chemical plating and electroplating.
3.What is the difference between 18K Gold Electroplated Jewelry and 18K Gold Jewelry ?
18K Gold Electroplated Jewelry is not 18K gold jewelry, but covered with a thick layer of 18k real gold. They look alike in appearance, you can see that 18K Gold Electroplated Jewelry density and hardness are bigger than 18K gold jewelry. Of course 18K Gold Electroplated Jewelry is much cheaper than 18K gold jewelry, you can distinguish them by the tag which engraved in the claps or the inner side of the ring.if you see 18KGP then it is 18K Gold Electroplated Jewelry, if you see 18K, then it may be 18k real gold.
4.Is 18K Gold Electroplated Jewelry wear off very fast ?
The durability of the 18K Gold Electroplated Jewelry depend on the how thick the 18K gold layer is, if it is thin, then it will tarnish very easily. Ours is covered with three thick layer of 18K real gold and can be well preserved for 2-3 years, it is a good choice if you want one piece of gold jewelry cost less than real gold.
5. Is 18K Gold Electroplated Jewelry worth anything?
Today it is a world design and ideas matter, jewelry is much of its value of its appearance and workmanship, if your 18K gold electroplated jewelry is with good design and workmanship, then it is something!
If you ask whether 18K Gold Electroplated Jewelry is okay for daily wear, my answer is definitely yes, why not refusing such kind of charm jewelry which with reasonable price ?