Hello folks, I have been working in high karat gold for a while now.
I want to get that really deep orange yellow color. I spoke with a
gut today that told me that the Indian 22k gold that has that bright
color is patinated. What he really said was that:
the gold is boiled in sulfuric acid.
It is then plated [?] with a solution that has shellac in it.
He said this is what really gives the gold that bright orange look.
Does anyone out there know what that ‘plating’ solution is? I
question the plating aspect only because I cant’ understand how
shellac is put into a solution that somehow is affecting a real
plating process. However, I have no idea, so if anyone can explain
this and help with a formula I would love the info.