Wednesday, 10 October 2018

How Does Rhodium Plating Enhance Jewellery?




So firstly, what is Rhodium?

Rhodium is one of the rarest and most precious metals in the world. Consequently, it is also one of the most expensive metals, costing over ten times more than gold. It is part of the group that includes platinum and is harder and more durable than gold.

Spectacular black rhodium and 18ct gold plated solid sterling silver ring set with South Sea baroque pearls and tourmaline. 

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Rhodium is usually silver coloured and does not tarnish. Its' very hardness makes it unsuitable for creating jewellery on it's own, but is used extensively as a protective and colour enhancing surface cover, i.e. for plating other precious metals. (Plating means to cover one metal surface with a thin layer of another).


Rose cut diamonds in oxidised rhodium & hallmarked 14ct gold
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Metals plated with rhodium become more scratch resistant and their colour is preserved and intensified. 
Metals such as platinum, palladium and silver all benefit from rhodium plating. 
All white gold is rhodium plated.


Oxidised silver, gold vermeil and rhodium earrings
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Black rhodium is created by adding chemicals to the metal. It can then be used to enhance and define texture and makes a wonderful colour contrast when it is used to plate other precious metals. It can be used by jewellery designers to achieve tonal effects and give for example an antique feel to pieces, as well as a striking contemporary impact.


Silver, gold vermeil and black rhodium
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Here, at The Earring Collection, we have an extensive selection of unique, hand crafted jewellery, some examples of which are shown on this page. We are always happy to respond to enquiries and we do operate a secure telephone ordering system. Postage is special delivery, insured and guaranteed and costs eight pounds to U.K. destinations


Silver, gold vermeil and rhodium earrings
For more information or to order, please ring 01983 243055

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Do give us a ring on 01983 243055 if you would like further information, or to place an order.