White gold was been referred to for many years as an alternative to platinum. This may be true in the eyes of many, but white gold created a phenomenon in the jewelry industry and has never looked back. In order to look like its precious counter-part in platinum, white gold goes through a very precious process called “rhodium platting” to look as beautiful and unique as it does when it reaches your hands.
In its raw state without any rhodium platting, white gold really has a yellowish look to it since gold is really yellow in its true color. What rhodium platting does is it allows a plain piece of white gold to be dipped in rhodium to give it a very clean, fresh, and shiny feel to it which will last for a very long time. This process allows the jewelry to have a very clean white look to it which to the naked eye may look just the same as more expensive products.
So how much does this rhodium platting cost you to make your piece of jewelry look that much better? Most jewelers around the world charge anywhere from $20-$25 per piece to dip your ring in rhodium, but here at Wedding Rings Depot we do it free of charge! We believe that the customer should always receive the perfect ring they had in mind from us, and if you’re thinking that rhodium platting your white gold is the way to go, then we will be more than happy to do that for you for no extra cost.
If you do chose to get your ring rhodium platted, how often you get it re-platted can vary on many factors. How much the ring rubs against other metals and products like clothing and household chemicals may affect how long that beautiful crisp look may last. Usually, the rhodium will last and keep it shine between 2-3 years on average, but no matter when you think it is time to get it re-platted you come to us and we will make sure to take care of you!
So when you are searching through our vast selections of rings in route to finding that perfect one for you and your loved one, remember the little secret about white gold that you learned from us today. This small process of rhodium platting can make a huge difference in the appearance of your ring and may just be that next step you may want to take in creating that perfect band for the big day!