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Michell Kwan Medal platinum plated

From the archives: Michelle Kwan Medal Project

Opening the plating archives Over the last 40 years, we have accumulated thousands of pictures of objects that we have plated. After the project is finished, the pictures are filed away and not looked at again. It wasn’t until recently that we began to digitize our archives that we’ve had a chance to look back […]
Ruby ring set plated in platinum

Electroplating of the Platinum Metals Group

The platinum Metals Group consists of six metals: platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium and osmium. The metals are chemically similar and usually are found together in their ores. As a group, they share many common characteristics such as high melting points, resistance to corrosion, and excellent hardness. All of these metals are relatively scarce and […]