So, what exactly is Plating?
Plating is a thin layer of metal that has been added to the outside of a material. It is a surface covering process by which a metal is deposited on a conductive surface.
Argentium silver 935 is a modern sterling silver alloy. It contains 93.5% silver and 6.5% other metals. One of these metals in Sterling Silver is Copper, this is removed from Argentium Silver and metalloid germanium is added.
Rose gold, red gold, and pink gold are made from a gold and copper alloy. Copper has a strong pink-orange colour so by adding this to gold it gives the gold a pink tint. 18K rose gold, 18K red gold, and 18K pink gold contain 75% gold. 14K rose gold, 14K red gold, and 14K pink gold contain 58% gold. The remaining percentage is made up of copper or copper and silver.
Since ancient times, people across the globe
have considered silver a highly valued metal.
Silver has many uses, one of which is jewellery.
Sterling Silver is a mixture of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals. Copper is used most often, although zinc, platinum or geranium are also common. The small amount of copper gives the metal enough strength and hardness to be made into jewellery. Continue Reading