All You Need to Know About Rhodium Plated Jewelry

All You Need to Know About Rhodium Plated Jewelry

At Eleganzia Jewelry, all our sterling silver jewelry pieces now come with a new option: rhodium plating. If you’re not quite sure what is rhodium plated jewelry, stick around. Today we will be looking into what rhodium plated jewelry is and why you should wear them.

What is rhodium plated jewelry?

Rhodium is a metal belonging to the platinum family, making it a precious metal in jewelry making that’s prized for its bright, white color. Rhodium plated jewelry is coated with a thin layer of rhodium, giving the jewelry piece a brighter color and making the jewelry piece look extra attractive and eye-catching. When you apply a layer of rhodium plating onto the jewelry base metal, it will enhance the durability of the jewelry.

Why choose rhodium plated jewelry?

Extra SHINE

Normal silver and gold jewelry not giving you the sparkles you’re looking for? Try out our rhodium plated jewelry. When jewelry is plated in rhodium, it will give off a clearer, whiter and more reflective look.

Hypoallergenic

If you’ve been having redness, bumps or have been feeling itchy after putting on jewelry, you might be allergic to your jewelry, more specifically nickel. However, if you are insistent on accessorizing to complement your outfit of the day, Eleganzia Jewelry recommends rhodium plated sterling silver jewelry due to both rhodium and .925 sterling silver being hypoallergenic jewelry metals.

Still looking for more reasons to buy nickel-free jewelry? Read our blog post here.

Resistant to Tarnishing

Rhodium is known for its stronger resistance to tarnishing when compared to other metal plating. Adding on the fact that rhodium does an excellent job in protecting the jewelry piece from dents, scratches and corrosion, it’s a metal that jewelers and consumers love.

Want to know how you should clean your sterling silver jewelry to prevent tarnishing?

We’ve got you covered here.

Rhodium plating lasts for a long time, but similar to other metal platings, you’ll have to get it re-plated once in a while. If you love both sterling silver jewelry and rhodium plated jewelry, you can enjoy the best of both worlds by shopping at Eleganzia Jewelry. Browse our rhodium plated sterling silver jewelry collection now.

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