Why Do You Rhodium Plate White Gold?

Why Do You Rhodium Plate White Gold?

Rhodium Plate

Pure Gold is Yellow

Pure 24kt gold is always yellow, there is no such thing as an isotope of gold that is white.  White gold jewelry is usually made from an alloy of gold plus other metals, and then other metals to create the white gold base, but it will still have a tint of yellow.  To create the bright white look you see out of white gold pieces a liquid precious metal called ‘rhodium’ is used to plate the piece.  Once the piece is plated with rhodium the piece has a chrome-like appearance, but it is much whiter and is the most reflective of all metals.  The diamonds will look glitzier, the metal with blend with the diamonds, and the piece will have an all-around polished look.

Rhodium

Rhodium is a plating, which means it will eventually wear off and will require re-plating.  There are several factors in one’s everyday life that could cause the plating to come off quicker than the norm.  Things such as body chemistry (whether you are acidic or not,) career and activity level all play a role. Typically, the plating should last 4-6 months without any major issues.

Diamonds Rock Cleaning, Polishing and Rhodium Plating

When it comes time to have your ring cleaned, polished and plated we at Diamonds Rock will do this process while you wait, and you leave our facility with your ring looking the same as it did the day you received it.  Come visit us for these services, repairs or to explore our collection.  We have premade pieces, and can even custom build based on your interests.  We’re certain that you’ll be impressed with our pricing and the low pressure atmosphere.  Thank you for reading!

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