Real gold plating metal eyewear
22-07-04 15:51:17 By Bestsea eyewear
As a professional eyewear manufacturer in ShenZhen of China, we mainly produce Acetate eyewear, Metal eyewear, Titanium eyewear and Buffalo horn eyewear, and metal eyewear is one of our most advantageous products. Now, Let's give a brief introduction to the real gold plating metal eyewear. The picture below is a real gold plating metal sunglasses.
If you’re the type of person who appreciates a antique eyewear, you’ve probably come across eyewear that’s described as “Gold”, “Gold Plated” or one of a dozen other phrases with the word Gold in it. When shopping for antique eyewear, whether on eBay or in your local antique mall, it’s important to know the difference between these common phrases. Not all “Gold” is created equal. In order to get a real understanding of all these terms, you have to first understand some basics about gold itself.
Gold is an elemental metal. This means that pure gold is made up of nothing but gold atoms. Other examples of elemental metals include copper (made of nothing but copper atoms); iron (made of nothing but iron atoms) and aluminum (made of nothing but aluminum atoms). In its natural form, gold is orangish-yellow in color (sometimes called “buttery” yellow), has a bright shine (high luster), is very soft (it scratches easily) and is very malleable (it can be hammered and stretched easily with iron tools).
Pure elemental gold is referred to as 24K gold. There is no higher standard in the Karat System than 24K gold (you will sometimes see scams where people claim to be selling 25K, 26K and 28K Gold – this is simply an attempt by a dishonest dealer who is trying to take advantage of an unknowledgeable customer).24K gold is gold in its purest form without any other metal added (though even most 24K gold usually has minute traces of other metals in it. That’s why even fine gold bullion is labeled 99.999% Gold instead of 100% Gold). Gold alloys are represented in the Karat System based on the number of “karats” of gold contained in each alloy. For example, you will commonly see 14 Karat and 10 Karat Gold. 14 Karat Gold consists of 14 parts (aka “karats”) gold and 10 parts (aka “karats”) some other metal (58.3% pure gold). 10K Gold consists of 10 parts gold and 14 parts some other metal (41.6% pure gold). common indications are:
24K gold = 99.999% Pure Gold
18K = 75% Pure Gold
14 K = 58.3% pure gold
12K = 50% Pure Gold
9K = 33% Pure Gold
The first thing to keep in mind here is that a fineness mark or hallmark is just a label put on something by a person or machine. While these marks are a good indication that something is actually gold, the mark is only as valuable as the person who put it there. Anyone can order a set of hallmarking stamps off a website and stamp non-gold with 14K, 18K, 750 or any other mark. The only way to know you are getting real gold is to buy from a trusted factory or test it yourself.
he picture below is a real gold plating Metal optical frames
Gold can be tested in several different ways.
Now that we know what gold and gold alloys are, it’s time to talk about gold plated eyewear. Gold plated eyewear is eyewear made of a base metal (e.g. copper) or silver that has a thin layer of gold applied to the top. Common marks for gold plated eyewear include:
14K — it means 14K Gold Plate. The eyewear made of a base metal that has a 58.3% pure gold applied to the top. 18K — it means 18K Gold Plate. The eyewear made of a base metal that has a 75% pure gold applied to the top. 24K — it means 24K Gold Plate. The eyewear made of a base metal that has a 99.999% pure gold applied to the top, Metal sunglasses or Metal optical can usually be plated the 24k gold.
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