Definitions for "Rolled Gold"
Keywords:  gold, fuse, carat, lamin, oroton
Similar to gold filled, but of thinner gauge.
A form of gold plating in which very thin sheets of gold - of any carat value - are fused at a high temperature to a base metal such as copper and then rolled to form a sheet of the required thickness, maintaining a uniform layer of gold throughout. Rolled-gold wire is made by enclosing a base-metal core within a rolled-gold tube and drawing out to the required degree of fineness. The process was introduced in the early 19thC, and applied to étuis and inexpensive jewellery.
The process by which a layer of 14 karat gold is layered and mechanically applied to a base foundation of metal.