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What is Rhodium Plating?

What is Rhodium Plating?

Rhodium plating is a meticulous and transformative process that involves electroplating a thin layer of precious rhodium metal onto the surface of your jewelry. This extra layer acts as a protective shield, enhancing the overall appearance and ensuring your pieces stand the test of time.

Why is some jewelry Rhodium-Plated?

  1. Added Brilliance: Rhodium is a member of the platinum family, known for its dazzling white shine. It imbues your jewelry with an enchanting brightness of white.

  2. Tarnish Resistance: Rhodium plating acts as a barrier, preventing oxidation that can form over time on some metals.

  3. Hypoallergenic: Rhodium is hypoallergenic, making it an option for those with sensitive skin. For some it can minimize the worry of skin irritation.

  4. Durability: Rhodium plating adds a layer of durability to your jewelry, helps to protecting against scratches and wear.

When is it used?

  • Rhodium plating is most often used as a final step in white gold and silver jewelry. White gold can be directly rhodium plated while silver requires an under layer of plating, most often copper.