Rhodium plating is a process commonly used in jewellery in order to maintain the vivid appearance of white gold and sterling silver. Plating is a chemical process also known as electroplating, the piece of jewellery is dipped in tank containing the plating solution, in this case rhodium and by passing an electric current through the solution, a thin layer is then transferred onto the piece of jewellery. When a piece of sterling silver – also called 925 silver – is plated rhodium, it will slow down the oxidation process and give it a nice shine. When rhodium plating white gold, it will hide the yellowish stubborn patches that tend to appear on white gold. Rhodium is a very hard metal and an extremely expensive metal that is part of the platinum family.
At Flamme en rose, metals are truly precious and always treated with care, consequently all our silver and white gold creations are automatically rhodium plated as the finishing touch! Rhodium plating is amazing however it does not last forever and will wear off with time and contact to the skin. Flamme en rose recommends rhodium plating once a year.
At Montreal's Flamme en rose jewelery store, we use a high-end Italian rhodium for greater durability and a brighter result. Rhodium is a metal in the group of platinum and its provenance and quality matter. Precious metals require regular maintenance to keep their beauty. Rhodium plating and polishing are great ways to do it. We can only rhodium plating white gold and silver 925. Silver jewelery has the disadvantage of oxidizing quickly and rhodium plating slows down this chemical process. White gold can not shine without a thin layer of rhodium if you want it without yellowish stains.
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