Many of our most popular designs use plating. Whether it’s to create a deep black, or using gold or rose gold, plating can take a well designed ring and take it to another level.
Here at MRO we use an advanced form of plating called Ion Plating, that results in a harder wearing, longer lasting finish. In fact, while other jewellers may use a similar technology, we have a secret process that means our plating lasts even longer. We have gold plated rings from our very early days (over ten years ago) that still look fantastic.
Having said that, all plating will eventually wear off. Whether it’s gold or another colour, time will eventually take its toll. There are also certain chemicals that can strip plating very quickly, so it is important to know what ring you will be most happy with.
If you are looking to purchase a wedding ring, and you know that you will never take it off while going to the gym, at work, washing your hands (with detergents), or while doing household jobs, then perhaps a plated ring might not be for you. Having said that, if you are looking for a dress ring, or are happy to look after your wedding ring, then feel free to make a selection from our more unique plated designs.
Finally, if you feel like you’re somewhere in between, look for a titanium or tungsten design that has its plating on the inner band, or in grooves on the outer band. This way, the exposed titanium or tungsten protects the plating during normal wear and tear.
As always, we’re not here to sell you on any particular ring, but to help guide you to the ring you will like the look of, and that you will be satisfied with in the long term.