Can you explain rhodium plating?

What can you tell me about rhodium plating?

Rhodium is a metal in the platinum group and is very rare, so rare in fact that we only ever use it for fine plating. Its special properties being harder than gold and brighter and whiter than almost any other metal.

Why do we need to do this?


Pure Gold is yellow. By adding other metals we increase its working properties and make it more durable. Depending which metals we use, we can also change the colour. For example, adding palladium makes white gold. However the white colour achieved is dark and is therefore rhodium plated to give a much more pleasing colour.

After getting the repair treatment, this ring was rhodium plated to spectacular effect.

repair

How long does it take?

Wild Trout can rhodium plate your jewellery as part of a ‘Same-Day’ service.