Q: What is electroplating?
A: Patented in 1840, electroplating is a process by which a thin layer of gold, silver, palladium, 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.
Q: What can be gold plated?
A: Just about any type of metal or conductive surface can be plated. We have successfully plated over stainless steel, chrome and numerous other base metals. Electroplating over copper, bronze and silver are the most commonly plated materials. We do not plate nonconductive items such as wood, plastics, leather, or stone.