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gold plating

Including unnecessarily expensive items in a construction or renovation project to justify a large budget or a substantial rent increase.

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Smart Creations has completed over 4500 plus Swarna Mandir (Golden Temple) projects across the Globe with gold plated Kalasams, Kodimarams or Dhwajasthambams, Kavachams, Temple doors, wall panels, Vimanams or Gopurams and their Shikharas, entire mandapams, Utsava idols and such.
Official sources revealed that the gift set includes a Rolex watch, gold plated pen, gold rings, a pair of gold plated cufflinks and tasbeeh (prayer beads).
Photo of a Saudi prince presenting a gold plated assault rifle to Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan went viral on social media.
Shoppers can pick up some items with HUGE reductions- including theseGold Plated Beaded Bracelet,Gold Plated Heart Stud EarringsandRose Gold Plated Beaded Braceletwith [pounds sterling]15 off and this Gold Plated Beaded Necklace with [pounds sterling]27 off.
A man involved in stealing a gold plated urn from a mausoleum at Manila Memorial Park last Tuesday was nabbed in a follow-up operation conducted by the Paranaque City Police on Friday night.
A Finnish company that specialises in bespoke smartphones is offering pre-orders for limited stock of 24k gold plated iPhone X with a starting price of $3,477 (AED12,700).
Gold plated jewellery helps in keeping old traditional styles alive, he added.
According to the company's spokesperson, individuals can have their favorite Apple watch gold plated for as little as $250, while the original costs as much as $10,000 - $17,000.
Following the now-famous trend of gold plated smartphones, the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now being offered with 24K gold plating.
Prop-makers Propshop, who created the model DB5 sports cars required for special effect scenes in the most recent Bond film Skyfall, have created under license, a one-off model with 24-carat gold plated detailing using 3D scans of the full size DB5.
SITTING in a massive traffic jam - westbound, just the other side of Queensferry - the other night, I took scant comfort from the news that the Welsh Government is to spend PS1 billion (yes, billion) on a "gold plated" relief road for the M4 near Newport.