I have a production line of sterling silver. I’d like to add gold,
but if I do, I’ll lose all my customers. I priced 10k and 14k gold
and the cost will still put me out of the market as far as my
customers are concerned. I need to be able to sell the two lines
side by side.
My question is this: Is setting up the equipment to plate gold over
sterling silver reasonable? A $500-$600 investment would be ok,
anymore and I would have to reconsider. I know there are safety
issues and would follow the guidelines, but my main concern right now
is setup cost and just how difficult a procedure this is to learn.
I’m interested in a heavy gold plating - possibly vermeil. I’ve
priced different plating companies and found them to be pretty steep
for the amount of materials I would have to plate.
I’ve checked Rio’s catalog and see they have several different
products to chose from. I don’t even know where to begin.