Our 18ct gold plated pieces are of the highest quality but also affordable. To make them, we start with a base of 925 Sterling Silver, then build up layers of 18ct gold using our advanced Micron Plating process. Our jewellers gently meld micro-layers of real gold onto a genuine sterling silver core. We steer clear of low-quality base metals (like brass and other alloys), so you know your piece is precious through and through. Gold plated is more affordable than solid when it comes to gold jewellery, as less pure gold goes into the piece - so you get the luxe look of solid gold for much less.
The difference between our 10ct gold pieces and our gold-plated jewellery is the amount of solid gold used. While 10ct gold jewellery is made of a gold alloy that is either consistent throughout the piece or has a slightly hollow centre, gold-plated pieces are covered with a thin film of gold over a base metal of sterling silver.
Choosing a gold plated piece over a solid gold piece allows you to get the same look for much less. But if you prefer to invest in your pieces and opt for 10ct gold, your pieces will hold their colour and won't fade over time.