DIY phono interconnect -- need some advice

I'd like to make phono interconnects for my MM cart turntable. I need your advice on the wire and RCA plugs.
Candidate for the wire:
Cardas 1x21.5 coax
or Canare

RCA plugs (affordable and compact)
the problem is the Eichman bullet plugs I tried are too large and too tight. I am wondering if the plug is important in this application, at all. If so, I can choose from:
Switchcraft 3502
Neutrik profi

or maybe you can recommend....

And finally, how important is gold plating on the plug?

Sorry about the Eighman bullets. :(

How about the DH Labs pure silvers?

Here are some of the best most compact RCA connectors I know of.
Gold plating is only important for corrosion resistance. Rhodium works well too, but in speaker connections it is too hard to work well.
Don't think I will use any silver, copper is good enough for me. What's a "tiffany style" rca connector?

The  Switchcraft 3502 is nickel plated. 
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If we're talking phono cables, silver over copper or silver (fragile) all the way. Depends how bright you want it to sound. Connex is a great connector for the money. I personally like gold plated, I've also had silver plated rca's.
What about the nickel plated connectors such as Switchcraft 3502. Why is nickel plating looked down on?
Is nickel plated connector a bad thing for sound?