Rhodium is a silvery-white metal, and it is the world’s most expensive precious metal. Rhodium costs about six times as much as gold. Part of rhodium’s appeal is from its high reflectance. It is sometimes used as an alternative to silver in jewellery, on which it is sometimes plated.
Bring Your Jewellery Back to Life With Rhodium Plating
Rhodium is a silvery-white metal that is often found in platinum ores. The most frequently used method of applying a rhodium finish is by electroplating. This process causes rhodium to bond to the surface of another metal. Rhodium plating looks especially good on white gold items where it enhances and protects the base metal.
Taking Care of Rhodium Plated Jewellery
To ensure that your rhodium plated jewellery lasts as long as possible, you need to clean it with a mixture of liquid shampoo and water. Never use chemical cleaners on rhodium plated items, or place it in an ultrasonic cleaner with chemicals. Do not use polishing cloths for gold or silver jewellery, and ensure pieces are not kept in regular contact with hard surfaces. A non-abrasive, lint-free, micro-fibre cloth is ideal.
You should let makeup and perfume dry before putting on rhodium- plated jewellery. Wash any makeup off the jewellery with water and store it in a protective box to avoid damage. If you carefully look after your rhodium plated white gold jewellery, then it will keep it’s fantastic, highly reflective white finish for many years.
Transform your Jewellery with Rhodium
If you have worn or tired-looking jewellery than all is not lost. It can be refreshed and renewed with a new layer of rhodium plating. Nettletons Jewellers Clitheroe, have our own electroplating machine on site in our workshop. We can transform your white gold jewellery including engagement rings or wedding rings to make it look refreshed and full of life quickly and efficiently at low cost.