How Are 18k Stainless Steel Grillz Made?
We have a Plated Line of stainless steel grillz that are made with a specialized method of physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating. This is a complicated way to describe the process, which involves blasting metal into other metal to make a strong enough bond to preserve the 18k gold plating. In the end you get first-class stainless steel grillz and they’re tarnish free. This enables us to sell our gold-plated as well as our rose gold-plated grillz at a very reasonable price while ensuring that they are exceedingly durable and sure to last a long time.
How Are 14K Gold Plated Grillz Made?
The 14k gold grillz are electroplated using real gold and come at a lower price than you would get with PVD plated grillz and they still look fantastic. Either one of these processes allow for a less expensive alternative than you would pay for solid gold grillz. PVD plated grillz are not an actual material, but the process by which they’re made. The gold-filled material is made by a process of heat and pressure bonding of brass to a gold allow and pulling it out into a wire or actually rolling it into a sheet of the right thickness. This process can be very effective and get good results, but it all depends on the type of material being blasted.
18k Gold-Plated vs. 14k Gold-Plated Grillz
PVD gold jewelry and teeth vs. gold electroplated jewelry and teeth are different due to the fact that PVD is a process that results in a gold-plated coating over steel. Gold electroplating is a process whereby an electric current is passed through a solution containing gold plating to create a layer of gold on top of the desired object. The gold layer varies in thickness and is typically measured in microns.
When the gold plating process is done well it makes inexpensive teeth or jewelry look like very expensive solid gold and not a PVD coating. The problem is that over time the item will become scratched and this can wear the gold plating down, revealing the base metal. This is why people would rather have PVD gold coatings, as they’re more durable. They are more expensive, but they last longer. A high-quality PVD gold coated piece of jewelry or tooth can be made with a thin coating of gold over a layer of titanium for durability, over a steel base.
The cost differential of PVD gold and gold electroplating of jewelry and teeth all depends on the thickness desired and of course the design elements. The durability of the gold can increase by making it harder and thicker. At Rois D’or we do our utmost to create the highest quality grillz for an affordable price. If you want a great-looking pair of grillz just for special occasions and without spending a lot of money, consider our less expensive 14k gold grillz. If you want something more durable without over-extending yourself financially, select our PVD gold-plated grillz. But, if you really want a pair to last you as long as a grill made of solid gold would last, then you may want to consider our grillz made of solid sterling silver.