Rhodium plated jewelry is simply dazzling!
Rhodium is one of the most expensive precious metal of the platinum family.
Rhodium plated jewelry prevents the wearer from getting allergy reaction on the skin and protects the jewelry from tarnishing and allow the jewelry to keep it's shine longer.
Nonetheless, after years of wearing the jewelry, the rhodium plated jewelry will start turn dull and seems to loss its shine.
If you want to take good care of your jewelry, here are some ways you can consider for your Rhodium plated jewelry!
CARING FOR RHODIUM PLATED SILVER
Rhodium Plated Silver are one of the best fine Jewelry you can find in the jewelry industry. Not only the Rhodium plating provide the jewelry an protective layer that prevent the jewelry from turning black, it is safe to wear for people with silver allergy. Cleaning a Rhodium Plated jewelry is simple and easy to do.
What you will need:
- Some soft 100% cotton cloth or flannel cloth.
- Cup of warm water (approx 40 Degrees Celsius) for rinsing, avoid adding any form of soap.
- A pair of gentle hands to treat each jewelry with love and care
- Soak your Rhodium Plated Jewelry into the warm water for approx 15 minutes.
- Dab your jewelry dry with a clean 100% cotton cloth.
- Gently rub off any dirt and excess makeup from the jewelry with the clean 100% cotton cloth.
- Rinse your jewelry with warm water.
- Dab your jewelry dry with a clean 100% cotton cloth to avoid any mineral residue from leaving on the jewelry.
- Your Rhodium Plated Jewelry should looks nice and shiny
Note: Although rhodium platting helps to prevent the jewelry from getting scratches as easy as the sterling silver due to its hardness.
Never use any polishing cloth or coarse cloth that will remove the rhodium plating protective layer. If the rhodium plating is removed, the jewelry will turn dark (tarnish) and losses its shine. You may need to ask a jeweler to help you do a re-plating of rhodium on the jewelry that can cost up to $60 - $80.
Always remember to be gentle with your jewelry, like the tender skin of a baby you can scratch it if you aren't careful so don't rub it too briskly.
Warning: Never use silver dips or any chemical agent to remove oxidation from your silver jewelry. These chemicals will leave small tiny pits that will cause your jewelry to turn dull and darken faster.
Don't ever place your Rhodium Plated Jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner! You will uncoat the protective later and damage the Jewelry!
Do not allow your jewelry to be in contact of ammonia based product as it will remove the protective layer.
Good Practice: Preventative care is the key to ensure your Precious Jewelry to stay sparkly as long as possible. Storing your jewelry in a closed box or dry cabinet is always a good. Most metals, including the precious metals such as silver and gold will turn back over time (tarnish) when exposed to air and water.