G.P." or "14 Kt. Gold Overlay." When such plating weighs less than l/20th of the metal in the entire article, the term "Gold Plate," "Gold Plated," "Rolled Gold Plate, ...
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Ferguson, A.M. and Ferguson, J. (1888) All About Gold, Gems and Pearls in Ceylon and Southern India. Colombo, London, A.M. and J. Ferguson, 2nd edition, 428 pp.
New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2006. ISBN 0399239987 -- a children's book about salt.
Laszlo, Pierre. Salt: Grain of Life. Arts and traditions of the table. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.
Gold Plate, Gold Filled, G.P., G.F., Rolled Gold, 1/20 - All of these mean the piece is Plated and the different terms refer to the thickness of the gold plating.
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Rolled gold is a very thin layer of gold that is applied to a lesser or base metal usually brass. Rolled gold metal pieces are marked rolled gold plate or R.G.P. or RGP.
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The sheet is them rolled into a very thin sheet and then used to make jewelry or other objects. Jewelry made from rolled gold wear well over time. Rolled gold pieces are marked rolled gold plate, R.G.P., or plaqu? d'or lamin?.
G.P. is used when the method is applied to gold of lesser carat and carat weight. Gold-filled jewelry has a much thicker layer of gold than does gold plate jewelry.
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