Rhodium plating is worldwide used to enhance the luster and longevity of metals, as well as to give jewelry a smooth, glossy surface. It is very appealing when used in diamond rings since it can truly bring out the brightness of the diamond.
RHODIUM PLATING JEWELRY MANUFACTURER:
STEPS TO RHODIUM PLATING:
1. Bring your white gold jewelry with you.
Typically, the entire procedure is done while you wait for a modest cost. If you acquired your white gold jewelry from Jewelry Designs, this service is free for the first two years and reduced after that.
2. Rhodium Preparation
Before plating, your consultant will check your jewelry to ensure there are no loose stones or other issues that need to be addressed. A jeweler will carefully clean it to prepare it for the rhodium treatment once it has been certified that it is safe to proceed.
3. Final Rhodium Plating:
Electroplating safely applies rhodium to the surface of your white gold jewelry, restoring it to its original dazzling white color. You may wish to re-plate your jewelry every 3 to 6 months, depending on how much wear and tear it receives. Rings and bracelets used on a regular basis will require a re-rhodium ring considerably more frequently than pendants and earrings that are not banged around.
WHY DO YOU PURCHASE RHODIUM WHITE GOLD?
Prior to the revival of white gold as the metal of choice, most customers were unaware of rhodium plating or its application in fine jewelry. Customers are becoming more aware, as white gold’s popularity grows, that the pure chrome white color that appears on a new item on a jeweler’s display fades with time. It’s tough to understand unless you know that white gold is made from pure yellow gold. White gold is made by combining pure 24kt yellow gold with additional white metals.
Metal gets its dazzling silver-tone from rhodium plating. When white gold jewelry is made, it has a little yellow hue. Rhodium plating is used to compensate for this. Because rhodium is a rare precious metal that is exceptionally strong and corrosion-resistant, it maintains a beautiful shine and gives a long-lasting finish on the exquisite jewelry.
Regardless of its endurance, rhodium plating will eventually corrode off surfaces that are subjected to repeated wear. Most notably, around the base of rings that are scuffed on hard surfaces while being worn daily. When this happens, the regions that have been scuffed repeatedly exhibit a faint yellow hue. These traces of color are first undetectable; but, as time passes, the tint becomes visible.
Despite its endurance, rhodium plating will eventually corrode from surfaces that are subjected to repeated wear. Most noticeably, around the base of rings that are scuffed on rough surfaces during everyday usage. When this happens, the regions that have been repeatedly scuffed exhibit a faint yellow hue. These traces of color are first undetectable; but, with time, the tint becomes visible.
If you have white gold jewelry that is losing its shine and changing tone, you should bring it to our store for a professional jewelry cleaning. We will examine, clean, and polish your jewelry while you are there. While you wait, if your white gold needs to be refreshed, we will add rhodium plating. During the examination, our jewelers will alert you of any excessive wear and propose the appropriate jewelry repair!