Differences Between Solid Gold, Gold Front & Back, Rolled Gold & Plate
What are the differences between solid gold, gold front & back, gold plated, gold filled, rolled gold, gold cased, vermeil and pinchbeck?
What do the terms ormolu, parcel-gilt, bronze dore, mercury gilding, fire gilding, gold wash & fool's gold mean?
When and why was a British system of hallmarking established?
This post will answer all of these questions.