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First successful 18kt gold electroplating of the Apple stainless steel watch

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Apple Watch Plating: Five Questions You Need To Ask After many months of planning, a highly experienced team from Metal Arts Specialties confirms the first successful 18kt gold electroplating of the Apple stainless steel watch on April 24, 2015. Services to the public will begin immediately and will provide a cost effective alternative […]
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Five things you don’t know about plating the Apple Watch Series 2

Five things you don’t know about plating the Apple Watch Getting an Apple Watch gold-plated is an inexpensive way to have the look of the pricey Apple Edition watches—but there are several factors that, if not considered, can end up costing you more. The Apple Watch is now finally yours. You’ve waited a long time—you’ve […]
Gold Plated Apple Watch

First images of a gold plated Apple Watch

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Apple Watch Plating: Five Questions You Need To Ask It’s been eight months since Apple revealed their intent to market a smart watch to the world.  During that time, our team at Metal Arts Specialties (owners of Artisan Plating) formed a joint venture with The Time Preserve team to research the proposed Apple design. […]
Vintage Charm Bracelets

Restoring Vintage Charm Bracelets

Before twitter, there was glitter In the age of instant gratification, people have become careless with their memories. With the help of a camera phone, every mundane detail is preserved to the point where one can no longer distinguish the banal from the memorable. The pictures are there, but the feelings are not. There was […]
White gold is turnin

Why your white gold ring turns yellow

My white gold ring turned yellowish This is a customer complaint that we hear about almost on a daily basis. A quick internet search reveals numerous consumer complaints and inaccurate explanations as to the cause of white gold looking yellowish. We hear about all the new white gold alloys that supposedly eliminate this issue. However, […]
Gold Plated TAMS pin

Token and Medal Society 50 Year Pins

The Token and Medal Society: Having fun and preserving history Founded in 1960, The token and medal society (TAMS) is more than just collecting coins. Known as “exonumia”, TAMS is an organization that is dedicated to the collection, discussion and preservation of an eclectic assortment of tokens, medals, badges and medallions representing all aspects of […]
White gold rings dipped

Can I have my white gold rings dipped?

Dipping? There’s no dipping in quality plating! Often we are asked by our customers if they can have their white gold rings dipped. While we understand and appreciate that the term “dipping” is a convenient description used by the general public and sales people working at your local jewelry store, it makes us smile and […]
Allergic to white gold jewelry

Allergic to white gold jewelry? Now what?

Allergic to your white gold jewelry? Now What? You have had your white gold wedding rings and jewelry for years and all of sudden you have developed a painful skin rash. Every time you wear your white gold it happens and it seems to be getting worse. You have searched the internet and have read […]
Treasures from the dongtai antique market

Treasures from the dongtai road antique market

Dongtai road antique market: Where dragons go to bargain Whether you are a bargain hunter or not, those who visit Shanghai will definitely enjoy the dongtai road antique market in Shanghai. Located in the LuWan district, you’ll find an endless array of bronze statues, jade miniatures, vintage Mao era propaganda posters, old shanghai memorabilia, all […]
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Stainless Steel Apple Watch

Interested in changing your stainless steel Apple Watch® into gold? You love the look, but you don’t want to spend 10k-20k on the new Apple Watch? The good news is that Apple is offering many of their models in finely crafted stainless steel.  We are very excited to announce that beginning May 1st 2015, the […]