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Copper plating


#1

G’day; although I note that the problem is solved, it occurred
to me very shortly after my posting that I should have mentioned
I keep a magnet close to my jewellery bench and check a damaged
chain with it - I have been caught with gold and silver plated
iron chains!
Cheers anyway,

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#2

…I keep a magnet close to my jewellery bench and check a damaged
chain with it - I have been caught with gold and silver plated
iron chains!

Great idea! I haven’t had any problems yet with “phony” chains,
but sooner or later I know it will happen. Thanks.

Sharon


#3

I keep a magnet close to my jewellery bench and check a damaged
chain with it - I have been caught with gold and silver plated
iron chains!

Hi John,

Nickel plating is also magnetic - and a real headache to repair.
It is rock hard, bad for files and sawblades, and when soldering
it throws up kind of bubbles, which turn into holes in the heavy
plating when you sand the piece. Also, it will copper plate the
piece when put into pickle (same as with iron). Cheerio, Markus