WHAT IS RHODIUM?
Rhodium is ten times more expensive than gold. It is not suitable for jewellery due to the prohibitive processing feasibility for jewellery-making. Rhodium is very brittle and stressed and cannot be crafted or moulded.
WHAT IS RHODIUM PLATING?
Rhodium plating is the process of coating a layer of rhodium onto the jewellery metal. Rhodium plating gives jewellery a high, bright, white and mirror-like finishing. Rhodium plating can be of many different colours like hair colour including black rhodium plating.
GOLD VS RHODIUM PLATING
Gold plating is mainly used when the main metal is white and needs to be transformed into a more yellow colour. Rhodium plating is mainly used to make white gold metal and to give it a 100% white and bright look.
WHAT IS GOLD PLATING?
It is the process of coating a thin layer of gold onto other jewellery metals. This is highly popular for adding colour to precious and semi-precious jewellery.
WHAT IS VERMEIL
Vermeil is a French word used for gold plated silver. Traditionally, it is called silver-gilt. With a thick layer of gold coated over silver, it is very popular and ideal for jewellery. It is significantly less expensive than gold jewellery and can be used to protect silver from tarnishing and other reactions.