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Understanding Plating


IDEAL FOR: Fashion and jewellery technologists and buyers; specifically those responsible for agreeing or specifying supplier plating techniques and standards.

This course is specifically designed to support buyers, technologists and those responsible for quality assurance for fine and fashion / costume jewellery and accessories that has metal plating. Delegates will gain a thorough understanding of the basic principles of the plating process as well as recognised best practices. The course will also cover factors that can impact quality and durability. Current and pending legislation will also be covered. The course will highlight important and appropriate factors to include within retail plating specifications, reflecting the most commonly cited or occurring quality or consumer satisfaction issues. A practical demonstration is also included which will demonstrate how a final product can be tested to determine plating quality and durability.

Refreshments are available throughout the day; a sandwich lunch is included in the course price.


Course Content

  • Basics of Plating techniques
  • Permitted coatings for fine Jewellery as required by the Hallmarking Act 1973
  • Specification – what is important
  • Aspects likely to cause quality issues
  • Technicalities of plating to achieve a specific result
  • Consistency and Uniformity of colour – colour specifications
  • Importance of reference samples
  • Susceptibility to tarnishing – factors include porosity, wear resistance, packaging
  • Terminology for different plating's and coatings – PVC, CVD
  • Restricted Substances to be aware of
  • Determining plating thickness – practical application

course details


9:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

presented by

Dippal Manchanda MSc CSci CChem FRSC


£295.00 per delegate + VAT

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venue location

Icknield Street entrance
AnchorCert Academy
(The Assay Office)
B18 6RZ

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