platiumMany contemporary jewellery items, especially those manufactured from white gold, platinum and nowadays silver, are given a rhodium plating to enhance shine and durability.

Rhodium plating is most often used on white gold, as white gold is not a natural metal. Gold is a naturally yellow colour, modern-day white gold is actually an alloy of gold mixed with a white metal, usually nickel, silver or palladium which are a natural grey colour. This is where rhodium plating is used for that bright white look.

It is important to be aware that rhodium plating a piece of jewellery does not last forever. The plating on something that takes a lot of wear, for example, a wedding or engagement ring can wear away in as little as two years, while something like a diamond pendant can last a lot longer as it is not prone to as much use.

Here at Jewellery by Van Scoy we have the equipment and expertise to rhodium plate all of your white metal jewellery in the store, so within a short space of time, your jewellery items can be brought back to life with that bright white just purchased finish.

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