What is Ion Plating (IP)?
Ion Plating is a process where the surface required to be plated is bombarded by atomic sized energetic particles. Experiments show IP to be 5 to 8 times more durable than conventional techniques.
In the Jewelry Industry IP is usually applied to Stainless Steel commonly in black, brown, rose gold and yellow gold colorings. In addition to Jewelry Ion Plating is used to deposit hard coatings onto tool blades and the like.
In closing if you want the look of high-end jewelry with the durability of stainless steel then IP is the answer.