Rhodium plating is used to enhance the luster and durability of metals such as silver and white gold and gives a smooth, shiny ultra-white finish to the jewelry. Rhodium plating is especially attractive when used for diamond rings, as it can really enhance the brilliance of the diamond.
Rhodium Plating has become widely used due to it's ability to easily add a protective layer around gold jewelry. Rhodium is a rare metal found in the platinum group that is known for being both extremely hard and it's ability to resist tarnishing.
Rhodium plating is subject to wear and will need re-plating periodically for rings that are worn frequently. Rhodium is great for changing yellow gold earrings and pendants to a bright white.
Rhodium Plating can last anywhere from 1-6 years depending on the elements it is brought into contact with. Like with all jewelry chemicals, activities and normal wear and tear will slowly wear away the plating.
Pyramid Studios can restore the bright white luster of diamond rings. If you have yellow gold earrings and would prefer white gold, Pyramid can plate them for you. Stop in talk with Jewelers David or Don about Pyramid's plating services.