Can my birkin PH be plated with gold?

mizzle

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Nov 27, 2006
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Does anyone have experience with plating palladium hardware so that it is a gold color? How much would that cost? The birkin bags I've seen recently at Hermes have PH. I prefer gold, but don't want to pass up an otherwise perfectly fine birkin. Or can I tell myself that someday I can have Hermes replace the hardware to my liking? (I'm sure that would be pricey.) Are there any good, reasonably priced options for retrofitting PH to a gold hardware color? Thanks, ladies (and gents).
 

golconda

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Sep 14, 2006
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If you love gold hardware, wait for a bag with gold. Hermes does not want to replace it, which wold be very expensive if they would. Having it plated by someone else would be very risky, as they woudl have to remove it from the bag.
Gold is getting very popular again. A few years ago everyone wanted palladium. Just be patient and buy gold.
 

dianagrace

Seeking Simplicity
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Mar 9, 2006
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Regarding the Kelly hardware, I was told they cannot replace the feet just the turnlock pieces. When I asked about this in March of this year it was $495.00 to replace the hardware and I was told it would take 8-10 weeks at a minimum.
 

golconda

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Sep 14, 2006
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I do realize that hardware can be changed, but was told that Hermes would not change the COLOR of the hardware. If they will not change the feet, this would explain not changing the color of hardware. But never say never.
 
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