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What is Rhodium Plating?

Another common question we get is: What is Rhodium Plating? Rhodium plating is most often found on white gold and is used to enhance the overall whiteness of the white gold. Due to natural gold’s yellow color, jewelers can create white gold using natural white metals such as nickel, silver, or palladium. It’s important to remember that Rhodium Plating is not permanent and does fade over time, reveling the yellow tone of the natural gold underneath. Luckily, jewelers are able to re-plate all jewelry with Rhodium for a cost of $25 - $35 or more depending on the thickness of the plating. For example, jewelry pieces such as rings, which come into contact with skin more often, tend to have a thicker plating to increase the longevity of its color.



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