What is gold plating in project management?
Gold plating in software engineering, or project management, or time management in general, is a term used to describe the error of working on a project or task past the point where the extra effort is worth the added value.
Gold plating is a method of depositing a thin layer of gold onto the surface of another metal, most often copper or silver (to make silver-gilt), by chemical or electrochemical plating.
- The gold plated jewelry usually doesn't last long and will tarnish within 12 months, Usually using 1 micron gold plating. We want our jewelry to last longer, for at least 3 years wearing it everyday.
- Although a gold filled piece of jewelry is not sold gold, it has the same desirable properties and look of solid gold. It won't tarnish and will not rub off or turn colors. Gold filled accessories can be worn even daily without fear of fading or rubbing off for many cases as long as 30 years.
- Fake gold chains are not made of solid gold and are often simply gold plated. This means that the chain is made of another metal (or an alloy of non-gold metals) and is covered with just a thin layer of gold to make the jewelry look like a real gold piece.
Gold-filled jewelry is jewelry composed of a solid layer of gold (typically constituting at least 5% of the item's total weight) mechanically bonded to a base of either sterling silver or some base metal.
- Gold Plated: A base metal such as steel or brass is dipped into a bath of electroplating solution, with a lump of solid gold. When an electric current is applied, a thin layer of gold is deposited on the metal. Since the plating is quite thin, the plate, and therefore the colour, on the piece can wear off.
- It's an actual layer of gold-pressure bonded to another metal. Gold filled is not to be confused with gold plating as filled literally has 100% more gold than gold plating. Gold filled is much more valuable and tarnish resistant. It does not flake off, rub off or turn colors.
- Gold Vermeil is sterling silver that has been gold-plated. This is a good combination for those with allergy to normal, plated jewelry items. The difference between vermeil, and gold-filled, is in the thickness of the gold and the base metal used. In vermeil, the base is sterling silver.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.
- Of course you can. Water itself will not hurt sterling silver. However, you should not wear sterling silver jewelry in a swimming pool, or any other water that is treated with chlorine. Chlorine (other chemicals also) will turn your sterling silver black and make it difficult to restore.
- Even when the weather isn't warm, we're (hopefully) showering. This raises the question : can I get my silver jewelry wet? The short answer to this question is yes, you can (if you know it's sterling silver). Water generally does not damage sterling silver.
- Method 1 Testing Mounted Diamonds
- Use the fog test. Put the stone in front of your mouth and fog it like you would a mirror.
- Check the setting and mount. A real diamond is not likely to be set in a cheap metal.
- Use a jeweler's loupe to inspect the diamond. You can usually borrow one from the jewelry store.
Updated: 6th December 2019