Rhodium Plated Jewelry
Rhodium is a precious metal that is in the family of platinum. For rhodium plated jewelry, it involves plating the jewelry with a surface that guards against scratches that also gives a reflective white appearance. It is most commonly found on white gold jewelry and silver jewelry
Rhodium is a rare, silver-white hard metal of the platinum family. Rhodium is one of the most expensive precious metals on Earth, with a market price of $12,240/Oz, 6.6 times the January 2023 gold price.
Benefits of Rhodium Plating
There are many advantages to rhodium plated jewelry:
- Increases shine, gloss and durability; especially with engagement rings, wedding rings and diamond jewelry.
- Better scratch resistance, especially with silver jewelry that will be less likely to tarnish.
- Hypoallergenic (if you have a nickel allergy).
Rhodium plating durability
Because it's just a coating, it will wear down over time. The frequency of wearing jewelry affects the durability of the rhodium plating. Depending on the living environment and the sweat of each wearer, the plating wears off quickly and slowly. Periodically, jewelry needs to be re-plated with rhodium to keep its beauty for a long time.
Please contact AME Jewelery for free jewelry repair at any time.