Originally Posted by Roger
Oh, jeez, that's really thick. I'd think that a sterling silver buckle with 100 microns of 18K gold plating would look virtually identical to 18K solid gold, and would be do-able at probably 1/10 to 1/8 the price. Or is the vermeil process expensive?
I checked with the plater on this to be sure.
I don't know about costs yet, I'm sending a couple buckles out next week.
It could land up being an expensive process but cheaper than solid gold.
But solid gold is so nice
Being able to trust the plater doing the work is the main reason I'm attracted to the process. I wouldn't consider it otherwise.
Most of what I've seen is fake. Just regular plating posing as vermiel.
I can legally mark it vermeil and it is reversible in case it has to be restored.