Hi everyone! I live in San Francisco and am looking for a reliable gold plater to create a gold vermeil over my sterling silver pieces. Any recommendations would be incredibly useful! Initially I was trying to find someone local in SF, but I was unable to find someone. That being said, I am open to any location if you know and have worked with someone great for gold plating!
Additionally, I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations about setting cabochons after the gold plating process? I use mother of pearl stones in many of my pieces that need plating, and am concerned that the gold plating process will destroy the luster of the stone. Any advice would be incredibly helpful.