Yellow & Gold Plated Spring Ring Clasps for jewelry making:
What's the difference between Gold Plate and Yellow Plate?
Gold plate is a thin deposit of actual gold. The color matches 14kt gold, so as you might expect, this is a popular plating color. Be aware that hand lotion can accelerate tarnish on gold plated components, resulting in a black color within days of handling.
Yellow plate is a gold-colored plating that is slightly brassier looking than gold plate. However, sometimes it's longer lasting.