What is electroplating?
Patented in 1840, electroplating is a process by which a thin layer of gold, silver and other metals are deposited onto a conductive object to enhance its appearance and value. Utilizing an electrical current, positively charged metal “ions” travel through a liquid solution known as an “electrolyte”, and are deposited onto a negatively charged metal object.
What can be electroplated?
Stainless Steel, Brass, Copper, Bronze, Silver, Nickel and any Chrome surface are the most commonly plated materials.
Do you use genuine gold?
Yes, we only use genuine 24k gold for our gold plating.
How long does it take?
Most items are returned within 7 working days.
How do I make payment?
We don’t require any payments up front. Once your item is complete, we will call you for a debit/credit card payment and ship your item back the same day.
How much is Post & Packing?
To keep costs as low as possible we use Royal Mail at cost price to us and Jiffy bags at £1.00
Will the electroplating process “fill in” wear marks or surface scratches?
Unfortunately no. For the most part electroplating will make any surface imperfection more noticeable! For best results, all objects will need to be polished and cleaned prior to re-plating. We can provide this additional service if your item requires it.
If my jewellery item has gemstones in it, can it still be plated?
Yes, our process will not effect most gemstones.
How much will my item cost to be gold plated?
This varies depending on a few factors i.e. size and condition etc. If your item is large and in a poor condition this will incur extra charges to bring the metal up to a plating standard. See our pricing guide.