I had the rhodium plating removed

posted 3 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - County courthouse

I like it. Removing the rhodium gives your rings an antique look. Super pretty

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2019 - USA

Ooh, definitely a more antique look for sure. I like it! 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

131ted :  Very pretty! Both my rings are 14kt white gold and I don’t plan on ever having them re-dipped because I like the look as well. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I have a lot of non plated white gold.  It makes it look more vintage.. I love it 🙂

Post # 6
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Worker bee

I absolutely love it! I have a few inherited rings in white gold that I use from time to time and they have not been re-diped for at least 30 years and they have the same wonderful creamy look. Gorgeous! 

Post # 7
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Wannabee

To be totally honest, I didn’t think I would like it, but those rings are stunning! That color is just perfect. I want an oval solitaire and this seriously has my wheels turning. ☺️

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

My e ring in unplated as well and I loooooove the look!! 

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

Has white gold always been plated? I have 14K white gold rings from about 40 years ago — would they be plated? Is platinum plated?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

beemybee :  Almost all white gold is plated unless you specifically request it not to be or you work with a jeweler who doesn’t plate for some reason. Rings from 40 years ago typically would have been plated, but the plating has likely worn off by now (unless it’s worn infrequently). 

White gold itself hasn’t been around for that long (commercially available from the 1910s onward), and was invented as a dupe for platinum. But mixing gold with silver metals still doesn’t produce a super white metal like platinum, so it was rhodium plated to give it a more platinum-like appearance. Platinum isn’t plated because it’s a white metal to begin with. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

131ted :  we bought mine unplated so I’m obviously a huge fan! And arguably so much better for the environment than regularly replating!

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