Rhodium plating is a popular technique in the world of jewellery design and maintenance. It involves electroplating a thin layer of rhodium, a rare and precious metal, onto the surface of other metals, typically silver or white gold.Feel free to drop your Jewellery in to be Rhodium plated, it’s usually a week turn around depending on our work load at the time.
On average the cost range is $120 - $180 per ring, but it can be higher for intricate Jewellery or lower for simple bands.
If you want to get an accurate estimate, we recommend you to come into our jewellery shop. Once we see the ring, we are able to quote accurately and our experts will provide you with a personalised quote. We offer a quality guarantee to ensure you receive value for your money rhodium plated rings.
How long does Rhodium plating last!
A lot of people ask how long the Rhodium plating last? This depends on a number of factors. How many times the jewellery piece is worn, the type of metal it is and how heavy handed you are all plays a part. With every knock, dint and scratch plating does wear off. Plating for jewellery pieces like rings that are worn frequently may fade quicker, generally we advise 8 to 12 months. Whereas on chains, bracelets and earrings will generally last a lot longer. This is because they avoid more bumps and knocks in everyday wear. Plating on white gold last longer when compared to rhodium plating yellow gold or rose gold pieces.
If you are looking for high-quality Rhodium plating, get in touch with us today.
Here are some key points for you about rhodium plating at Mandi & Co Jewellery.
Enhanced Aesthetics: Rhodium plating is primarily used to enhance the appearance of jewellery. It gives jewellery a bright, white, and reflective surface, similar to platinum. This enhances the overall look and appeal of the piece.
Durability and Tarnish Resistance: Rhodium is exceptionally durable and resistant to tarnish and corrosion. When applied as a plating, it forms a protective layer that shields the underlying metal from environmental factors, such as moisture and chemicals, preventing tarnishing.
Maintenance and Restoration: Over time, the rhodium plating on jewellery may wear off due to regular use. However, it can be easily reapplied by Mandi & Co Jewellery, restoring the jewellery's original luster and finish. This makes it an excellent choice for maintaining the quality of your jewellery.
Hypoallergenic: Rhodium is hypoallergenic, making it an excellent option for individuals with sensitive skin or metal allergies. It's less likely to cause skin reactions compared to some other metals.
Popular for White Gold: Rhodium plating is commonly used on white gold jewellery. White gold, in its natural state, can have a yellowish tint. Rhodium plating provides it with the desired brilliant white color.
Customization: Rhodium plating can also be used for creative purposes. Some jewellery designers use it to create two-tone or layered jewellery, combining the white, reflective surface of rhodium with other metals for unique designs.
Regular Maintenance: It's important to note that rhodium plating is not permanent and may require occasional re-plating, depending on the frequency of wear and individual care. This is a standard part of jewellery maintenance.