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Joseph’s Jewelry experts provide you a custom quote for rhodium plating your jewelry.
Our on-site jewelry repair experts will review your jewelry of your choice and provide you a quote to treat your ring.
Rhodium Plating Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost for rhodium plating?
The cost depends on the quality of the rhodium solution and the size (wide and heavy; thin and light) of the piece. For example, the cost of rhodium plating a ring ranges from $50 to $120 and typically takes a jeweler about two hours.
How long does it take for rhodium plating to wear off?
How long it takes to wear off depends on how often the piece of jewelry is worn, body chemistry and how much contact it has with the elements. Rhodium plating may never wear off necklaces and earrings, but rings and bracelets worn every day may need replating yearly.
Can any gold ring be rhodium plated?
Yes, any gold ring can be treated. Just remember, rhodium plating will wear off – sometimes within a year – and the gold underneath will begin to show. This is especially true with a ring. Daily exposure to the elements and various activities (gardening, sports, housekeeping) cause friction that wears off the rhodium plating.
How much does it cost to dip a ring in white gold?
How much it costs to dip a ring in white gold depends on the style. Dipping, or plating, simple bands or rings with hard stones (diamonds) costs around $60-$75. Plating rings with porous stones (jade, opals) costs more ($120+), because stones must be unmounted before a ring can be dipped in white gold.
Can you shower with rhodium plated jewelry?
Taking a shower with the treated jewelry is not a good idea. Soap, shampoo, conditioner, hot water, weakens rhodium plating. In fact, any contact with water (swimming, washing hands) causes rhodium plating to deteriorate. Pat rhodium plated jewelry dry with a soft towel and store in a cool, dry place when not wearing.
Is rhodium plating durable?
Yes and no. It is durable from the perspective that it protects underlying metal from scratches and resists tarnishing. However, rhodium plating deteriorates over time like other metals due to wear and tear, exposure to the elements and the wearer’s body chemistry. Rhodium plating Expect to replate every 12-18 months.
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