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"Problems of gold plating onto copper jewelry"
March 1, 2010
I galvanize organic products on copper and then gold or silver plate them (leaves, seeds, shells) to make jewelry. I don't get a good bright finish. Should I tin plate the copper before gold plating for an excellent result?
Artisan jeweler - Bogota, Colombia
March , 2010
Hi, Hernando. No, you should nickel plate them or, even better because it is non-allergenic, white bronze plate them before gold plating.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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