Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! I have been asked this question many times now and I think I have the responsibility of making it clear to our customers-present and future. This approach to jewelry making has been around for decades and has been satisfying the aspirations and dreams of owning and wearing gold jewelry. I still remember the care and pride that my mother took in handling her limited jewelry those days. Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
At a basic level, 1gm gold ornaments imply gold jewelry made with 1gm of gold. Obviously, apart from very small pieces, it is difficult to make jewelry totally out of 1gm of gold, even given that the metal is highly malleable and ductile. Therefore it would imply any other method whereby an ornamental piece of some other metal or material such as copper, silver or brass is covered over with gold.
One type of ‘artificial’ gold is ‘rolled gold’ (it was quite popular a few decades back) that has a hybrid material (Chromium, Nickel, Iron, Aluminum, Lead and alloys) with a covering of golden yellow color that is mechanically attached to the base metal and then rolled out to create jewelry. One of the most notorious and ‘dangerous’ component used in the manufacture of rolled gold is Nickel-Chromium. It can cause allergic reactions and skin problems like excessive itching and redness for some people.
We at Parakkat use gold plating that involves depositing a thin layer of gold on the surface of another metal, copper, brass or silver by electro foaming (Italian) methods.
With new technology, methods and skills, it is possible to make such ornaments with a high level of perfection. It is difficult to differentiate between a real gold one and such ‘covering’ (layered) ornaments. I can say with pride that Parakkat Jewels is unique, the only one and the best in the market.
You might be surprised to know that the term 1gm is only indicative and it would be a mistake to expect a full gram of gold to be coated on to the ornament. We can make a coating with even 5mg of gold for minute jewels while some large ones may require about 15-25 gm. Please note that when you come to our outlet next time.
I have a lot more interesting ‘golden’ information to share with you and will use this blog column to write them. I would be glad to receive your comments, queries and future topics that you may want me to write about in this regard.