Why is Rose Gold Plating Funky? Could it be the Copper?

Recently Plated Rose Gold Chains

  Melia’s spotty rose gold plating started this conversation. Melia bought a discolored rose gold plated pendant at a sale. She figured she’d just polish it up. She tried various silver and copper polishes and only succeeded in pulling most of the plating off and leaving it splotchy looking. Melia was not happy. I got…

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Gold Plating for Jewelry, With Pictures From the Workshop

Three tanks for rinsing in the gold plating process

I’ve been asked what kind of equipment is used in then professional gold plating of jewelry. Having gold plated jewelry for years for my clients, with a little help from my plater friends, I decided to go “back stage” and take you with me! In this post I’ll give you a peek behind the scenes…

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Five Ways to Fabulousify Your Jewelry with Rhodium Treatment

Dear Calla column picture

Read on to Get Your Fabulous Jewelry Secrets. Rhodium treatment is a rule changer, a look changer and an agent of fabulous-ification for your jewelry! See my previous post: Rhodium Plating, Like Coloring Your Hair Only for Jewelry, for more about what Rhodium is. And why it’s fabulous! In this post, this Fabulous Santa Barbara…

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