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PLATING GOLD METAL FINISHING

GOLD PLATING is a method of depositing a thin layer of gold onto the surface of another metal, most often copper or silver (to make silver gilt), by chemical or electrochemical means.   Please also see our Classic Car Restoration section if you require items such as badges and hood ornaments to be gold plated.  GOLD PLATING generally results in a finished product that has the same appearance as solid gold, but, in fact, only contains a small amount of the precious metal.

 
 

GOLD PLATING CONSUMER PURPOSES

GOLD PLATING has various uses.  For instance soft, pure gold plating is used in the semi-conductor industry and GOLD PLATING of silver is used in the manufacture of jewellery.

GOLD PLATING JEWELLERY

A great deal of the gold plating that is done is performed on jewellery. A jeweller may add gold plating to a portion of a piece of jewellery to provide a secondary colour to the design or  may cover the entire piece in gold, giving it the look of a solid gold object. Like solid gold, gold plated jewellery retains its gold colour indefinitely and does not tarnish or rust. Gold plated jewellery is not nearly as valuable or costly as its solid gold counterpart though the physical appearance is much the same.


GOLD PLATING ELECTRONICS

Electronics manufacturers also use gold plating for a very different purpose. One of the unique properties of gold is its excellent conductivity. For this reason, gold plated electronics components are among the most reliable and highest quality in the industry. Computer semi-conductors sometimes use gold plating, as do high-end audio cables that transmit sound at extremely high quality levels.


GOLD PLATING FOR
DECORATION


Gold plating is also used for its aesthetic value, simply to embellish or decorate. For thousands of years, artists and architects have used gold plating to enhance their work, whether adding gold leaf to a painting, to the edges of pages in a book, to the capital of a marble column or to the cornice of a building. This use of gold plating serves as a reminder that gold has been considered sacred, valuable and even magical by many cultures throughout history.
 

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