» Beading Definition: Electroplating
The process of covering a base metal with a thin film of gold or silver by setting it in a chemical solution through which an electric current flows to coat it with precious metal. Items treated in this way are known simply as “gold plated” or “silver plated”.
TIP: The gold or silver applied is generally only a few microns thick so care should be taken to not polish plated items too vigorously.
We carry a large selection of both
gold plated and
silver plate beads.