Why is gold plated jewelry so expensive?

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Josianne Rohan asked a question: Why is gold plated jewelry so expensive?
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Date created: Mon, Feb 15, 2021 2:18 AM
Date updated: Tue, Jul 26, 2022 7:26 AM

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The reason for this is that the coating, or layer, of gold on the outside of the item is so thin that there are only a few microns of gold in the plating. The cost to refine the plated item is higher than the cost of a solid gold item (10K to 24K), so there really isn't any value in refining it.

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