What is Rhodium Plating?

June 07, 2021

What is Rhodium Plating?

What is Rhodium Plating?

Rhodium plating is used on jewellery to create a white, reflective surface that will resist scratches and tarnish.

Applying a very thin layer of rhodium electroplating to jewellery helps to make it shine, as well as improve the durability of the piece.

For jewellery to be rhodium plated, it must first be thoroughly cleaned to remove all contaminants. It is dipped into a rhodium solution and a positive electrical charge is used to fuse the rhodium onto the base metal.

How Long Does Rhodium Plating Last?

How long rhodium plating lasts depends on a number of things. How often you wear the piece, the amount of wear and tear on the piece and the way in which your skin reacts to rhodium plating (body chemistry).

On average, we find clients need to rhodium plate ,for example, a white gold engagement ring every 6-12 months.

You will know when your piece needs to be re-plated when you start to see glimmers of gold coming through.

How much Does Rhodium Plating Cost?

At Brinkhaus Jewellers our standard rhodium plating on white gold rings costs $50.  For larger pieces, please contact us for a complimentary quote. 

How long Does Rhodium Plating Take?

At Brinkhaus Jewellers we offer a one hour rhodium plating service for your white gold jewellery at our workshop in Claremont, Perth.

Our team of jewellers are on-site 5 days a week (Monday to Friday) so you can drop off your white gold jewellery and collect an hour later.

Visit us between 10am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday (we close at 4.30pm) and we can rhodium plate your precious piece of jewellery within the hour. 

Do You Send My Pieces Away to Be Rhodium Plated?

We will never ever send your jewellery off-site. We have no need to as we are a jeweller and our workshop is situated just behind our showroom on St Quentin Avenue, Claremont. 

Where Are you Located?

We are located at 24 St Quentin Avenue, Claremont. 


The next time you are in Claremont, drop off your white gold jewellery, have a coffee or a shop and collect your beloved piece an hour later.

If you have any questions regarding our rhodium plating service please contact us.

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