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All final designs are made with a plastic mold where it is then filled with liquid stainless steel. The stainless steel design is cleaned of all impurities through a process known as 'sputtering'.  Next, the 18K Yellow Gold and/or 18K Rose Gold are prepared with a bonding agent. Both the coating and bonding agent are then vaporized by an electrical charge and the vapor is propelled onto the bonding material. Lastly, an opposite electrical charge is introduced and that forces the coating and underlying layer to bond.

The "Silver" Ion Plated Stainless Steel designs are always 100% solid stainless steel, while the yellow gold designs are 18k Yellow Gold over stainless steel and the rose gold designs are 18k Rose Gold over stainless steel.

Plastic mold next to finished product with 18k yellow gold ion plated stainless steel for a bracelet

Why Is Ion Plated Stainless Steel Use In All Designs?

Ion Plated Stainless Steel is a fairly new technique for jewelry plating. The process is used to apply a hardwearing and durable finish to stainless steel jewelry designs. Ion plated jewelry has been proven to be five to eight times more durable than traditional methods used in coating jewelry. Ion plating requires less material for coating due to its process; therefore, Ion Plated (IP) Stainless Steel is not only great for durability, it also helps to ensure the integrity and prices.

Does Ion Plated Stainless Steel Need Special Care?

Ion Plated Stainless Steel Jewelry is highly durable and made for everyday use. Most normal jewelry care routines apply. Simply store your Kinsley Armelle designs in clean, dry, soft containers (our signature pouches are perfect). After wear, metals can always be wiped with a clean, soft, dry cloth. With proper care, your Kinsley Armelle designs can be treasured for years to come.

Bangle 18k yellow gold ion plated stainless steel bracelet with jade quartz
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