For better quality and durability
Why do we treat with Rhodium?
Rhodium-plated jewelry adds an extra layer of protection to the piece and produces a brighter white than sterling silver, white gold, or platinum.
Jewelry cannot be made from solid rhodium because, despite its strength, rhodium is brittle.
A layer of rhodium plating needs to be just the right thickness to prevent cracking – 0.75-1.0 micron is perfect.
The perfect layer of rhodium improves the appearance, quality and durability of your jewelry.
Rhodium is non-toxic and completely safe.
Rhodium treated jewelery is recommended for people with sensitive skin, babies and new piercings.
Rhodium is also corrosion resistant and does not rust.
Because rhodium is strong, it does not need to be alloyed with other metals such as copper, which will eventually corrode and leave marks on your skin.
What is Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver?
Sterling silver coated with rhodium makes the piece whiter and brighter. Silver is a softer metal, so rhodium protects it from scratches or wear. Solid silver is too soft to be made into jewelry, so it contains 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals such as copper. The traces of copper in sterling silver cause tarnishing. An addition of rhodium plating prevents this from happening.
When a piece of silver jewelry is coated in a layer of rhodium, it becomes stronger.