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Italian chains colors


#1

I usually use 14k Italian chains with my work, but find the color is
often too bright;the customer notices the distinct difference between
the chain & my work, even when I’m using 18k, so doesn’t want to
purchase the chain, even though I’ve chosen it specifically for my
piece.I’ve heard the chains are electroplated deliberately to look
yellower-is there any way to remove the plating or somehow make the
chain a more ‘natural’ gold color?Thanks to you all for this
wonderful Orchid resource!

Daphne
Daphne’s Jewelry Works
Kittery, Maine(home of the endless winter!!!)


#2

You can polish the chain to remove the plating and the color should
then match your 14K piece. Joel

@Joel_Schwalb
www.schwalbstudio.com


#3

Here in Ireland we get a lot of 9ct gold chain from Italy, which is
plated to give it a more opulant colour. But I have found that the
colour of the chain underneath is not very appealing, especially on
hollow rope chain, it’s a big problem when you have to polish after a
solder repair. the chain comes out a coppery/orange colour.

Neil KilBane
Longford,
Ireland