Rose Gold Mixer
|Rose gold plate is very hard compared to pure gold.||Great for plating items subject to a high-wear environment (jewellery).|
|Plates fast.||Reduces plating time.|
|When mixed with K-Gold, creates the classic warm tones of rose gold.||Selective plating of a range of personal items for example jewellery and watch cases and straps. Can be used on larger items such as silverware and picture frames.|
|Redder deposits can be obtained by increasing the volume of mixer.||Greater flexibility in colour matching.|
|Consistency of alloy throughout process sequence.||Very useful especially when plating large work or plating to higher thickness: the shade of gold plated doesn’t change.|
Composition of coating
|Ratio of Rose Gold Mixer to K-Gold||Shade Produced||Remarks|
|0.5:10||Red tint||21 carat alloy (86.6% gold, 13.4% copper). Bright|
|1:10||Red gold||18 carat alloy (73% gold, 27% copper). Bright. and hard|
||Slight copper hue||15.4 carat gold alloy. Bright and hard.
More susceptible to tarnishing.
||Resembles freshly-polished copper||12 carat alloy – (48% gold, 52% copper). Bright and hard.Likely to tarnish.|
When plating on to stainless steel, nickel and its alloys, first plate a layer of 24 carat gold using Gold Flash.
- Remove any existing layers of rose gold before plating
The rose gold mixer system is calibrated to plate a consistent alloy at 3 volts. Raising the voltage has the
effect of increasing the proportion of gold in the coating while reducing the voltage has the effect of
reducing the proportion of gold in the coating. Prolonged plating at voltages other than the recommended
voltage will result in the solution becoming out of balance.
Operating Conditions and other data
|Voltage Range||3 volts|
|Temperature||20 – 25 °C|
|Gold content in plate||See table above|
|Plating Rate at (3.5 volts, Platinum electrode)||Approx. 1 micron per minute (spot)|
|Hardness||300 – 350 Hv depending on composition|
|Density of deposit||Between 14 and 19 g/cm3|
|Special storage requirements||None|
|Shelf life||1 – 2 years|
|Health and Safety classification||Irritant|
|Transport (UN number)||None: Not classified as dangerous for transport|
For instructions for preparing rose gold pen and brush plating solutions using our Rose Gold Mixer and K-Gold, please click HERE for our Electroplating Manual
- Certain small items, for example Swabs, Nibs and Plating Pens can be sent by normal post within the UK.
- The courier option for UK deliveries is FedEx
- Free UK mainland delivery available on orders over £100
- International orders usually 3-5 working days.
- For Special Orders outside the UK and the EU, please contact us.