FAQ: What is the difference between Gold Filled and Gold Plated?
Answer: Gold plated beads have a smaller percentage of gold and goes through a very different manufacturing process than gold filled beads and findings. To create gold-plated beads , a base metal goes through a series of processes and is eventually dipped into a bath of electroplating solution which contains gold. When an electric current is applied, an electrochemical reaction occurs and a thin layer of gold is deposited onto the metal. This layer is much thinner than the coating of gold that covers gold-filled beads and findings, which goes through a process of mechanically bonding and heating the gold to the base metal. While gold-filled components must include gold that is at least 1/20th the weight of the entire piece, gold-plated components can have gold that only makes up a very tiny percentage. As such, gold-plated beads and findings and are classed as a fashion product and are more prone to tarnishing and having the thin layer of gold eventually rubbing off than similar products made from gold-filled. Because of the lower gold content, gold-plated items are generally less expensive than similar gold-filled products.
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Service rating : This is the first pattern I did not like. It is too loose even when you pull it tight. It is too airy. It is pretty but will not endure wearing. Product : Ios Par Puca is not the best bead for the Russian Spiral. The bracelet will not endure wear.
16 hours ago
spoilt rotten is a very apt name as they spoil you rotten by the service you receive & the choice of beads etc
18 hours ago
Everything was done well. Certainly I will buy from them again.
1 day ago
Service rating : Ordering online was simple and the goods arrived soon afterwards Product : Download, good and the pattern looks simple to follow.
1 day ago
Service rating : This is only my second order from SR Beads so I am hoping it was a "glitch" in the system. Firstly, placing the order online took no less than 3 attempts. It was always at the payment stage I was left not knowing if the order had been placed or not. My final attempt resulted in an order confirmation so I left it at that. Secondly, it took almost 2 weeks for my goods to be delivered. Thirdly, the special offer of charms with any order over £20 never materialised. Product : Lovely beads as expected.