Post # 1
So I’ve decided to mess around with these two 18K YG rings. After some debating, I thought that they will look good as a fun “right hand set”. Since the shades of gold alloys didn’t match, I decided to plate both to achieve a similar color.
I used the Medallion liquid gold plating kit. I’ve used it several times before on Sterling jewelry so I had a bit of experience with it. It’s super easy!
1. Cleaning. There is a solution provided in the kit, plus I used my ultrasonic cleaner.
2. Heat up the liquid gold solution to 150F. Place the rings on the activator disk and immerse in the hot liquid gold solution.
3. Monitor the color until you reach your desired color saturation. It was about a minute for these rings.
3. Rinse, polish if needed, enjoy! Here is the before and after pic, where you can see a tiny, barely noticeable difference between the two rings after plating (it’s almost impossible to see IRL) as well as some hand shots with my 21K bracelets that finally match! I realize that not everyone is a fan of dark, rich gold but that’s what I wanted for my RHS and I’m stoked!!
Post # 2
Good job bee. I had no idea this kit worked.
Post # 4
This is awesome! And I really like your step by step and before and after shots!
Post # 5
Wow! How do you avoid getting the stones plated? Or does it only plate metal?
Post # 6
Really cool. I love your stone colors Teal what not.
Post # 8
anabolina : gummybear0621 : newbee592 : Spiritway11 : meliamartinez31 : thanks ladies! I had fun for sure and keep staring at those rings on my finger!
mspenny : it doesn’t adhere to stones, only to metal. Safe to use on gemstones😊
Post # 9
mrsbluetomato : I LOVE this post. I love DIY anything and this especially is awesome ! So cool, good for you to make it happen 😀😀
Post # 10
Inspiring!!! Such a job well done!!!
Post # 11
mrsbluetomato : oh. My. Goodness! I have the perfect ring to try this with! Now in excited!
And great job btw!
Post # 13
I’ve always loved the rich gold colour! It’s gorgeous and I had no idea you could do this at home! So cool! 🙂
Post # 14
WHAT?! I didn’t even know this type of kit was a thing! Where do you get it? I SO see me “playing” around with this if I can find it.
Post # 15
Very cool! Did it produce a similar rich color when you plated your silver jewelry? I have a few pieces I might not mind plating.