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FAQ

What is PVD Gold-Plating?

Physical Vapor Deposition, or PVD, is a vacuum coating process that produces a brilliant decorative and functional finish. PVD utilizes a titanium nitride that provides an extremely durable coating. PVD coatings are more resistant to corrosion from sweat and regular wear than gold plating.

Regular Gold plating is when a thin layer of real gold is plated onto another metal, such as stainless steel. However, Gold Plating doesn’t offer the durability of Gold PVD coating and when scratched can reveal the base material.

The advantages of PVD Gold-Plating are;

  • Durability
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Longer lifetime
  • Gold plated pieces can discolor within a short time period
  • Gold PVD coatings can be 10 times thicker than standard gold plating

Check out our Jewellery Care Guide for how to look after your Semi Social jewellery.

Are our products hypoallergenic? 

Our products are hypoallergenic as they are nickel and lead-free. With the PVD coating process, it adds that extra layer of protection for your skin in order to avoid any reactions. 

Check out our Jewellery Care Guide for how to look after your Semi Social jewellery.

Where do we ship?

At the moment, we only ship throughout New Zealand. We are currently working on expanding our shipping to other countries.