Hi one and all!
I am interested in equipping my shop to do small-scale gold plating
for jewelry, particularly enamel jewelry.
Would someone be kind enough to direct me to what I actually NEED to
buy to make this work? I’m looking at either 24k or 18k green gold
Obviously, I don’t want the process to mess up the enameled
components if the piece is already assembled.
I would like to keep the cost under $500, including the initial
materials to try out the process.
As an alternative, I REALLY like the look of mercury gilded silver
and copper like that seen on medieval enamels or central asian
jewelry. I know there are health hazards with dealing with mercury.
Can it be done safely in small quantities in a small shop? Equipment
needed to do so? My preferred price range is in the same $500
ballpark to set up the capability.
I know that’s a lot of work, if there’s a good reference book or
article that includes the same info I’m perfectly happy to read it
Thanks in advance!