Plated metal is commonly used in fashion costume jewellery. A very fine layer of silver or another precious metal (measure in microns) is bonded onto a base metal, usually brass, copper, or zinc through a process called plating. Due to the thinness of the layer of the plated metal, over time and with excess use this layer may eventually wear away.
All our plated metal findings production is compliant with EU REACH regulations where required and certified by a program of scheduled batch testing products with the assay office. This ensures compliance with the following:
- EU Regulation No 1907/2006 concerning Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulates the use of nickel, lead and cadmium in jewellery products.
- Entry 27 of Annex XVII of REACH concerns the EU Nickel Directive and requires compliance with British Standard BS EN 1811:2011+A1:2015.