Could anyone please advise or direct me? I manufacture 22k gold
Jewelry. I want to protect against minor scratches from normal
handling and prevent tarnish 22k is very soft compared to 18k.
Polished surfaces get easily scratched on handling. Thanks. Manoj
I’m not sure if there is anything that really can help, on a piece
that will be worn and handled. There were discussions of coatings to
preserve silver’s finish, very recently, entitled “Coating for
Sterling Silver”, but I believe that was more for items that would be
on display, instead of taking a daily beating.
I make some rings and bracelets from pure silver and pure gold, and I
tell people from the outset that they are soft – that the bright
finish will go matte over time, depending on their care of it. It’s my
opinion that they’re just as pretty with a little wear on them, but of
course that’s no comfort to someone who desires a mirror surface.
As for tarnish: What tarnish? 22K gold isn’t going to be very
reactive at all, so I would think that this would not be a concern.