What is Rhodium Plated Jewelry?

What is 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 but can also be used on silver and other materials. Rhodium plating can also be referred to rhodium flashing or rhodium dip.

What are the benefits?
There are many upsides to rhodium plated jewelry. First, it increases shine, luster and durability. Additionally, it will make your jewelry more resistant to scratches and if it's silver, less prone to tarnishing. Another popular benefit to rhodium plating is the fact that it makes your jewelry hypoallergenic. This is because it's nickel-free. So if you have a nickel allergy, rhodium plating is a good option for you.

How long Does Rhodium Plating Last?
Because it is just plating it will wear off over time, however there are different factors that can affect how long rhodium plating lasts. Depending on how often you wear the piece of jewelry and how much wear and tear it gets it may need to be re-applied every couple years.

Think Rhodium Plating is Right For You?
Jared offers rhodium plating as part of the Jared Extended Service Plan as well as many other services including:

  • Ring sizing
  • Prong retipping
  • Prong replacement
  • Head replacement
  • Diamond or color stone tightening
  • Earring repair
  • Chain soldering
  • Clasp replacement
  • Rhodium plating white gold


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