I just finished a bronze ring that needs to be high karat gold
plated, 22 or 24. It has 2 quarter carat rubies in it as well as
baked (thus water proof) polymer clay. I have taken it to a couple
jewelry shops in town with plating equipment and they all said no, I
looked around on the internet and 5 companies I’ve called have said
no. Some said it was because it was too big, some said no because
they didn’t want the liability of the stones, mostly through I think
a huge bronze signet ring freaks people out who are used to plating
I am thinking that it needs a rhodium or nickel plating before the
gold so the bronze doesn’t react or discolor the gold.
I am at my ropes end looking for someone who can plate the ring,
which I need to get done ASAP. If you can plate it, or know someone
who can plate it, please let me know. I can send a picture. respond
on orchid or email me offline.