PVD coating is a plasma coating deposition technology. Vacuum Coating. The materials are vaporized under vacuum coating conditions to obtain a PVD coating. A vacuum chamber is necessary to avoid reaction of the vaporized material with air.
Gold plating occurs when a thin layer of real gold is plated onto another metal, such as stainless steel. Gold plating is often done to give the look of real gold at a fraction of the cost of having a piece of jewelry that is solid gold. One of the advantages of gold-plating is that it gives the product the look of real gold. On the other hand, gold plating doesn’t offer the durability of gold PVD coating and when scratched can reveal the base material.
Advantages of Gold PVD Coating
- Corrosion resistant
- Longer lifetime
- Gold PVD coatings can be 10 times thicker than standard gold plating
Choosing between gold PVD coating and gold plating comes down to preference and budget, as well as a variety of the factors mentioned above. If you’re producing jewelry that generally will be less expensive, gold plating may be the best option. Higher-end jewelry requires a coating that’s more durable, is longer lasting and is resistant to corrosion. In this instance, gold PVD coating shines as the right choice. Gold PVD coatings can be done using real gold, or other elements that have a gold-look to them.
ICE VERSA proudly offers gold PVD coating jewelry that's wear and corrosion resistant, chemical resistant, has a low coefficient of friction and is low maintenance. Contact us for more information about the uniform coating and brilliant decorative finish of gold PVD coating.