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Add Rhodium Plating to White Gold • Electroplating
White gold is the ideal practical white metal due to its affordability and durability.
White Gold has nickel or palladium added to it buy only a certain amount to allow it to stay at the desired purtiy. White Gold is slightly yellowish-pinkish whereas Silver, Platinum and Palladium are genuine white metals that are use in fine jewellery manufacturing. Silver is a soft metal and Plantinum is heavy and expensive and not always the ideal solution for customers who want a white-coloured peice of jewellery that is durable and affordable.
White gold is more practical due to its affordability and durability and is used for a wide array of jewellery. Adding Rhodium to White Gold or "electroplating" as it is called, will leave a protective coating about the thickness of a micron and will also enhance the durability of the particular piece. Rhodium plating will need to be reapplied within 1-3 years as eventually it will wear off, especially on the part which receives the most wear.
Some Silver is also Rhodium plated to prevent tarnishing but it is not cost effective to have it replaced due to the lower price of Silver.
White Gold is not recommended for anyone who has a sensitivity to nickel and anyone who has this issue will find that once the Rhodium wears off, they will develop a reaction to the nickel where the metal is exposed to this skin. In this case, Platinum is recommended as it is hypoallergenic and does not require Rhodium plating.
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