Ever wish you could take back an email. I looked up the
following after sending a message based on my memory.
I’m on my way to the store for some Ginko Biloba.
The following is excerpted from an sheet from Red
Electroplating is regulated by the Federal Trade
Commission. The following has been gathered
from their publication, Code of Federal Regulations Title
16 - Commercial Practices part 23 (January 1, 1994):
Gold Electroplate - Electrolytic plating of 24 karat
minimum fineness, and a minimum thickness of 7 microns may
legally be marked or described as gold electroplate.
Heavy Gold Electroplate - Electrolytic plating of 24 karat
minimum fineness, and minimum thickness of 100 microns may
legally be marked or described as heavy gold electroplate.
Gold Flash or Gold Wash - Electrolytic plating of not less
than 10 karat minimum fineness and a thickness of less than
7 microns may only legally be marked or described as gold
flash or gold wash.
Vermeil (Pronounced VER-MAY)) - The Jewelers Vigilance
Committee, Inc., has recommended that the Federal Trade
Commission establish that vermeil meet the following
Sterling silver jewelry that has an electrolytic plating
of 24 karat minimum fineness and a minimum thickness of 120
microns. A diffusion barrier against tarnish (typically
nickel) not to exceed 50 microns is also acceptable.
Steven Brixner - Jewelry Designer - San Diego CA USA