Coloured Gold Mixing Kit

You can purchase this kit as it is or if you wish, you can use it as a guide to put together your own bespoke kit. Click on the items in the list to see detailed product information.

£128.79 + VAT

K-Gold Brush Plating Solution - 25ml 

25ml

Rose Gold Mixer - 25ml 

25ml

Green Gold Mixer - 25ml 

25ml

Storage Syringe - 30ml 

30ml

Coloured Gold Mixing Syringes × 2 - 1ml 

1ml

Coloured Gold Mixing Syringes - 3ml 

3ml

Carbon Pen Electrode

£6.35 + VAT

Short Carbon Electrode

£5.73 + VAT

Nibs for Plating Pen (Pack of 20 Pointed Nibs)

£4.81 + VAT

Short Swab

£3.56 + VAT

Beakers × 3 - Small 

Small

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With our coloured gold mixing kit you’ll have everything need to get started on creating your own bespoke shades of coloured golds.

The syringes and beakers included in the kit will allow you to accurately measure out small, economical quantities of our K-Gold Brush Plating Solution. You’ll then be able to measure out the precise amounts of our rose and green gold mixers to create the alloys and shades of gold commonly used in jewellery making and other crafts. These could range from 9kt Whitish gold to 23kt Yellow Gold.

Our K-Gold Brush Plating Solution and our rose and green gold mixers can be used with our pen and brush plating equipment. We strongly recommend using carbon electrodes for both pen and brush plating when plating your mixed shade of gold. Links to these can be found in the ‘Related Products’ section below.

We have included one of our Storage Syringes in the kit so that you can safely store your K-Gold Brush Plating Solution to prevent degeneration of the solution over time.

Please click on the blue tabs above to see pictures of the alloy samples, a video of how to measure out and mix these solutions and a plating calculator that tells you the amounts of solutions needed to create your desired gold alloy/shade. The ‘Process Sequences’ tab goes into detail about the ratios of K-Gold and mixers and includes more practical information about finishing, voltages and plating rates.

This photograph shows the range of commonly used alloys and shades of gold that are used in the jewellery trade and that can be created with our Coloured Gold Mixing Kit. Please refer to our Coloured Gold Mixing Calculator to find the ratios of K-Gold and mixing solutions that will create your preferred shade/alloy of gold.

 

There are two ways of mixing our coloured metal mixers – either by weight or by volume. If you want to use the former method, you’ll need to use a set of scales, whereas with the volume method you can measure out using our syringes. Click HERE to navigate to the product page for our coloured gold mixing syringes.

To watch one of our training videos that demonstrates this, please click on the blue tab labelled ‘Videos’ above.

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K-Gold Brush Plating Solution

Features Used for
Designed mainly as a base solution for mixing with our Coloured Gold Mixers Mixing with Yellow, White, Rose, and Green Gold Mixers and Brass Effect Gold Mixer.
Can be mixed with 2 or more Gold Mixers Creating a huge spectrum of different shades and tints of gold – good for exactly matching colour of original gold plated layer.
Can be plated on its own, forming a soft, 24 carat gold layer, completely cyanide free Mainly functional purposes only. Plate dulls over 0.2 microns but can be burnished to reveal a mirror finish.

 

How to use this calculator :

1. In the first box, enter the shade and karat value of gold that you wish to mix.

2. In the second box, choose whether you wish to measure the components of the mixture by volume(V) or by weight (W).

3. In the third box, enter the volume or weight of K-Gold that you wish to mix.

4. Press the ‘Calculate’ button.

5. Read off the amount of mixers to add to your chosen amount of K-Gold.


Notes :

For the Short Swab on a Carbon Electrode, set rectifier to 2.5 volts.

For the Extra Fluffy Swab on a Carbon Electrode, set the rectifier to 3.0 volts.

For the Pointed Nib attached to the Carbon Pen Electrode, set rectifier to 2.7 volts.

Always use a new or nearly new swab for this process.

Use the plating solution within 1 hour of mixing.

When plating on to stainless steel, nickel and its alloys, plate a gold flash layer first.

Please refer How To Use This Calculator below

For technical information, please click on the ‘Tech Specs’ tabs on the individual products by clicking on these links;

K-Gold Brush Plating Solution

Rose Gold Mixer

Green Gold Mixer

 

General guide;

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 £200
  • International orders usually 3-5 working days.

For all price quotations for deliveries, please add your items to our shopping cart. You will be able to see the shipping costs by clicking on the ‘Calculate shipping’ button in the cart and before checking out.

Shades of commonly used karats of gold created with our Coloured Metal Mixers

and K-Gold system.

Here’s a photo showing the shades of gold achievable using our coloured metal mixer system. Each swatch is numbered and corresponds to the swatch listed in the table following, which details the various quantities of mixer you need to create your desired shade and karatage of gold.

You can use these mixtures as guides or you can create your own unique shades.

Use our Coloured Gold Mixing Calculator to select the correct mixture of K-Gold, Rose Gold Mixer and Green Gold Mixer.

To achieve these shades you will need to use either a Carbon Electrode or Carbon Pen

Shade/Colour Karatage Volume of K-Gold (ml) Volume of Rose Gold Mixer (ml) Volume of Green Gold Mixer (ml) Plating rate – spot (micron/min) Comments Approximate content of
alloy (percent)

1. 9kt Whitish gold
9 5 0 3.1 2.8 Plates bright up to 0.2 micron.
See note 3.
Gold: 38
Silver: 62

2. 9k Yellow Gold
9 5 0.8 1.0 1.5 Plates bright up to 1 micron. Gold: 38
Silver: 44
Copper: 18

3. 9kt Rose Gold
9 5 1 0.3 1.3 Fully bright coating. Tarnishes quickly. Gold: 38
Silver: 18
Copper: 44

4. 9kt Red Gold
9 5 1.1 0 1.2 Fully bright. Tarnishes quickly. Gold: 38
Copper: 62

5. 14kt Pale Green Gold
9 5 0 1.7 2.2 Plates bright up to 0.2 microns. See note 3. Gold: 58
Silver: 42

6. 14kt Yellow Gold
14 5 0.5 0.5 1.2 Plates bright up to 1 micron. See note 3. Gold: 58
Silver: 21
Copper: 21

7. 14kt Rose Gold
14 5 0.55 0.15 1.4 Plates bright up to 1 micron. Gold:58
Silver: 9
Copper: 33

8. 14kt Red Gold
14 5 0.8 0 1.9 Fully bright coating. Gold: 58
Copper: 42

9. 18kt Green Gold
18 5 0 0.8 1.6 Plates bright up to 0.2 micron. See note 3. Gold: 75
Silver: 25

10. 18kt Yellow Gold
18 5 0.25 0.4 1.7 Plates bright up to 0.5 micron. See note 3 Gold: 75
Silver: 14
Copper: 11

11. 18kt Rose Gold
18 5 0.35 0.15 1.6 Fully bright coating. Gold: 76
Silver: 5
Copper: 19

12. 18kt Red Gold
18 5 0.45 0 1.4 Fully bright coating. Gold: 75
Copper: 25

13. 22kt Rose Gold
22 5 0.15 0 1.4 Plates bright up to 0.2 micron. Gold: 90
Copper: 10

14. 23kt Rose Gold
23 5 0.05 0 1.5 Plates bright up to 0.2 micron Gold: 96
Copper: 4

15. 23kt Yellow Gold
23 5 0 0.1 1.3 Plates bright up to 0.2 micron. Gold: 96
Silver:4

Notes:

  1. Gold flash or gold strike required if plating any of the above coatings on stainless steel.
  2. We recommend that dull coatings are polished with the Silver and Gold Cloth or for
    coatings in excess of 3 microns, with Autosol followed by Silver and Gold Cloth.
  3. If plating on nickel, a gold flash is recommended.
  4. Gold content (karat value) of the plate increases with increasing voltage.
  5. In mixes that contain both Rose and Green Gold Mixer, the red hue increases with increasing
    voltage. The green hue increases with decreasing voltage.
  6. Ensure the swab is fully saturated with some excess remaining in the beaker prior to commencing plating.
  7. As an example of how quickly gold alloys plate with our K-Gold system, a sterling silver wedding band
    can be plated to 3.3 microns (Vermeil for 18 karat gold) in approximately 12 minutes with 18 karat rose gold.