What is 24kt Gold PVD?
Genuine 24k gold is used as a coating on the jewelry using the PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) process.
The jewelry is placed in a heated high-vacuum chamber, where an electrical voltage is applied that vaporizes the coating and bonding agent to the implant-grade titanium.
This causes the material to break down into small particles that are deposited on the jewel.
Once the process is complete, the jewelry will have a hard shell that is durable, soft, biocompatible and can be autoclaved.
The color, once deposited, remains adhered to the titanium and will not chip or wear away.
Gold PVD is not the same as gold plating, although they are often confused, as it is more durable and resistant .
It is highly resistant to daily wear and tear and is an attractive and more affordable option than solid gold jewelry.
24 karat gold is the purest form of gold. It is rare to find someone with a sensitivity to 24 karat gold.
This is why 24 karat gold is used in the gold PVD process: nothing is added to the gold, rather the gold is dispersed so that it coats and adheres to the titanium material.
24K Gold PVD over Implant Grade Titanium is a strong, safe metal for piercings and an excellent alternative to solid gold.