What is Rhodium Plated Jewelry - Things to Know Before Buying

What is Rhodium Plated Jewelry - Things to Know Before Buying

Although rhodium plating is generally used in pieces of jewelry, not many peoples know what rhodium plating is. Rhodium plating is used to improve the shine and durability of any metal such as silver and white gold to give a smooth, shiny finish to the jewelry. It is extremely attractive when rhodium is used for diamond rings, as it enhances the brightness of the diamond and helps make it more graceful. However, it is very important to choose the right jewelry for you as it's a big investment.


Not sure if rhodium plating is something you want to deal with? Here we outline what is rhodium plated jewelry and how should you buy it.


What is Rhodium?

First of all, rhodium is a rare and treasured element that is 10 to 25 times more expensive than gold. Rhodium is associated with the platinum group of metals and is silver-hued, highly reflective, and does not tarnish or corrode. It is more durable than gold and harder.

However, rhodium is a very brittle metal and is not easily shaped or formed. As a result, pure rhodium cannot be made into jewelry. On its own, it can easily crack and break somewhat like glass. But can be used to plate other jewelry to make them look brighter, rhodium enhances the durability of any metal.


Why Should I Buy Rhodium Plated Jewelry?

Rhodium plating, also known as rhodium dip or rhodium flashing, is used to increase the light reflection, durability, and luster of a piece of jewelry. Because it is a hard metal, a piece of rhodium-plated jewelry is more scratch resistant and brighter than other metals. Rhodium plating is mainly used on silver-hued metals, such as white gold, palladium, or silver. Mostly rhodium plating is 0.3 to 1.0 microns thick.

If rhodium is plated too thick in jewelry, it can easily crack due to rhodium’s brittleness. However, if rhodium is plated too thin, it can cause the jewelry to become discolored. It needs to ensure that the rhodium plating of the jewelry is ideal thick.


Where Can I Buy Rhodium Plated Jewelry?

Tiye Jewelry offers a vast array of rhodium-plated silver jewelry to choose from with aesthetics and functional benefits. Whether you are looking for a stylish design that will stand the test of time or for something sporty and durable, we have everything you need. Every Luxury Watches & Jewelry for Women are quality with unique designs and an elegant look. 


Explore the Tiye Jewelry collection from here: ultimate Tiye Jewelry collection, Elegant look watches with pendant sets, rhodium plated silver necklace chains, rhodium plated silver bracelets, beautiful silver earrings, and designer anklet collection. Explore all collections and select the best fit for your style today. 


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