Rhodium and gold plating are commonly used techniques for finishing and protecting jewellery. Rhodium is a preferred option for plating jewellery made of platinum, white gold, palladium, or silver. It offers a bright and shiny finish, enhancing the overall appearance of diamond pendants, earrings, bracelets, and wedding and engagement rings. Meanwhile, gold plating is ideal for giving a lustrous finish to rose or yellow gold jewellery, making it look sophisticated and refined. These plating techniques are widely used in the jewellery industry to enhance the beauty and durability of precious metals.
Rhodium plating enhances the lustre and endurance of metals such as platinum, gold, palladium, or silver and gives the jewellery a bright, shiny finish, particularly those that feature a diamond.
Rhodium plating is used to create a silver-white reflective metal finish that is often used to plate platinum, white gold, palladium or silver, giving it a brighter, more reflective finish.
The duration of rhodium plating’s lifespan depends on several factors, such as the frequency of use and the level of wear and tear the item experiences. Generally, rhodium plating on jewellery can last anywhere from several months to several years. Eventually, the plating will wear off, and the item will require re-plating to restore its original shine and lustre.
The cost of rhodium plating can vary depending on the size and type of item being plated. However, it is generally a very affordable process that can extend the life and beauty of your favourite jewellery pieces. Our pricing starts at $79 for polishing and rhodium plating and $59 for polishing and gold plating. You can count on Fidda & Katina to keep your jewellery looking as new as the day you first encountered it. Contact us now for a quote.
* Prices subject to change and do not include any additional services or costs, such as repairs, shipping etc. When we receive your jewellery, we will inspect it and notify you if any additional charges apply before any work is done on it.
Since rhodium is a harder metal than silver it’s generally used to provide a protective coating for silver jewellery. There are many benefits to rhodium plating, which may include:
Due to these benefits, all of Fidda & Katina’s silver jewellery is rhodium plated for extra durability and shine.