(Closed) Rhodium Plating to Cover Rose Gold, Anyone?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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5722 posts
Bee Keeper

My SIL just had her yg ring of 14 years dipped, and it looks AMAZING.  Yes, it’s safe.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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snickerwickens:  honestly though, you would probably have to have it done at least twice a year. It’s not super cheap to have done either, usually $50-$100. And at that rate, you may be better off just having your moissy reset into a white gold setting

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I think you should just have it dipped once, then if you love it, go for the reset.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

You can find someone who does thicker electroplating (not just flash plating) that may cost more money, but last a lot longer. Not all rhodium plates are equal, nor is all body chemistry equal. I have rhodium plated rings I have never had to redip, some I have had to redip once a year or less. You can certainly plate over rose gold, but keep in mind you will see wear more obviously than over a white gold alloy though.

I would not really worry about the moissanite. While pearls and other very delicate stones usually need to be removed, things like diamonds, sapphires, moissanite, are durable enough. I don’t even think MoCo would remove the moissanite before plating…but you should ask them if having it plated elsewhere will void your warranty. 

Plating might look kind of scary, but it is not done using chemicals but electrolysis. The jewelery is dipped in a liquid solution containing rhodium. When an electric current is added to the mix, the particles of plating metal bond to the surface of the immersed jewelry.

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

My RHR diamond solitaire is set in yellow gold and I have it Rhodium plated about every 6 months or so! It really depends how you wear your rings , washing up etc. I take mine off as soon as I get home as to preserve the plating. It’s odd because some of my white golds plating wears really quickly and others don’t. I agree with other bees, if you have it done and you love it then keep getting it done but if you don’t you can always have it polished off. Good luck and please post pictures!! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Depending on where you got it i have never paid more than 30 bucks for  re dipping my rings . And that was for 2 rings plus resizing.  I just had my wedding band replated and wasn’t charged at all.

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