Posted 31 March 2005 - 10:33 PM
If they are all plated in 22K gold than why isn't there a certificate with the solids?
Posted 01 April 2005 - 10:24 AM
Posted 01 April 2005 - 10:50 AM
I am so not in the know about the solids manufacturing aspect, but wondering if perhaps if they use a goldwash on the metal and somehow are able to qualify
that as 22k gold?
Posted 01 April 2005 - 11:41 AM
I believe Queenie you might be right about the wash or mix of metal and the gold.
You can use a very small amont of gold and advertise the product as 22k.
Not sure but do think if you are using gold in any amount you will stamp that piece of gold with the amount 12k,10k,22k and so on .. just like the back of your rings will have a stamp. I have not looked really close but I have not seen a stamp on any of the solids I have.
Maybe we should ask EL what % of the solid is actually gold!
Posted 01 April 2005 - 12:12 PM
I know this is a question we will never get answered by EL but just wondering about which solids are dipped?
Posted 01 April 2005 - 12:39 PM
Not sure if I can help but will give it a try.. Both my father and brother are experts in manufacturing and molding several metals and plastics. I will have them look over the solids I have and see if they can tell me anything.
Like the showgirl looks dipped and the slot machine looks like a mold, looking at the gingerbread house this looks like some pieces on it were dipped and others molded.
I know there are several different processes for each type of mold and each one of EL solids is totally different. I know that some molds need to be sent out for special work and machining, that may also influence why some solids are a lot more than others when they appear to have less bling but alot more work really went into it than you know.
Will get back to you on this.
Posted 01 April 2005 - 12:51 PM
Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:48 PM
And...welcome to the boards. I don't believe that anyone has welcomed you. So let me be the first.
Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:56 PM
Along with 2cute4u2 I welcome you too, it's getting hard to keep up with all our new members, sorry. I am thrilled however you are posting and getting to know everyone.
Posted 03 April 2005 - 05:15 PM
Looking forward to what you can find out for us all here. And to getting to know you better through your posts.
Posted 04 April 2005 - 01:06 AM
Perhaps as suggested E.L. do charge a lot more for a gold plated solid -but only I.M.H.O. because it sounds good, not because it necessarily costs them more to produce.
I hope I have been able to shed a little light on the subject.
Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:28 AM
Now we have a better perspective on the matter. I still will treasure my solid even if there is a small amount of gold plating. It is alot of work producing such a small intricate item.
Posted 04 April 2005 - 10:38 AM
Posted 04 April 2005 - 05:35 PM
I agree with you about the "sounds good" rather than "costs more" - always a strategic marketing ploy - still I'd rather have them dipped in gold rather than something else I guess!
Posted 04 April 2005 - 06:32 PM
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