Rhodium Plating of White Gold

Elaborate antique inspired engagement ring with diamond set split wedding rings to make the completed design symmeticalOur rhodium plating is the highest quality available. It is icy-white and it provides lustre and makes the jewellery more scratch resistant. We always apply a double thickness of rhodium plating. 

The rhodium plating is a process which gives the white gold its ultra-white colour by placing a coating over the existing metal.  How long it last depends on wear for example a white gold ring that you wear everyday on your hand will require rhodium plating sooner than a pendant worn around your neck.  The rhodium plating process puts a current through the metal and the rhodium binds to the elements of the jewellery that conduct current (metal not gemstones & diamonds).  We use nail polish to isolate the areas we don’t want plated & this is called masking.