Can RFID Be Embedded in Gold or Silver Jewelry?

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Ask The ExpertsCan RFID Be Embedded in Gold or Silver Jewelry?
RFID Journal Staff asked 7 years ago

If so, how would a tag be placed inside a wedding band, and has RFID Journal published any stories about it?

—Ravi (India)



We have written about radio frequency identification being embedded in watches (see Authentication Solution Embeds Invisible EPC Gen 2 Tags Into Watch Crystals) and placed inside pearls (see Pearl Company Creates Authentication Solution). Embedding an RFID tag inside a gold or silver wedding band, however, would be very difficult. Metal reflects radio waves, so a tag embedded inside a ring would not work unless you figured out a way to make the ring itself act as an antenna. You would also need a way to protect the RFID transponder so that it could survive the ring-making process. I would not say this is impossible, but I have not heard of anyone working on something like this.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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