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Chocotale Gold


#1

I’m very excited about the many wonderful alloys and patinas and
other surface treatments being used in fine jewelry now, and I would
like to learn more about them.

Le Vian has been advertising itself as the “Chocolatier” with
beautiful “chocolate” colored diamonds, “chocolate” pearls, and
"chocolate" gold. I congratulate them on a clever campaign, and some
very distinctive and stunning designs.

On page 2 of the new JCK magazine they have an ad for “pink
chocolate”, with a pendant made of pink gold and a dark metal. My
question is, does anyone know what the dark metal is, and how they
achieve that look?

Yes indeed, Orchid rocks!


#2

My understanding is this “chocolate” color is a coating applied by a
vapor deposition process but there is not much available
about it.

James Binnion
@James_Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts


360-756-6550


#3

You may want to check out the presentations from the 2004 Santa Fe
Symposium. There is a paper which refers to numerous colours of gold
alloys.

Roger