Galvanic Plating is a process that uses electric currents applied to two opposite poles (negative & positive) in a tank of solution which contains the dissolved material of the coating. The product is attached to the negative pole and powered with a negative charge, while the metal dissolved in the solution is powered with a positive charge. The product then attracts the positive-charged metal in the solution, and thus, creating a thin coating of the desired material.
Imitation Gold is a coating of metal whose color looks like 14k-18k gold, making jewelry more affordable but at the same time keeping the good quality. Imitation gold has a tint of red, and appears to have a reddish yellow hue.