Rhodium Plating

Rhodium Plating Service

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Rhodium Plating, is a technique commonly used on white gold rings to enhance their appearance in order to provide a bright, white finish.  Over time, the rhodium will wear and your white gold jewelry will need to be re-plated.  

Your technician will begin by thoroughly cleaning your ring to remove any oils, dirt, or residue to ensure proper adhesion of the rhodium plating.  Then they will use specialized equipment to apply a thin layer of rhodium to the ring’s surface.  The skillful jewelers at Watch Technicians careful application ensures an even and consistent coating to cover all visible areas.

After rhodium plating is applied and the ring has had time to dry, your jeweler will then polish it to a high shine to bring out the brilliance added by the rhodium plating.  Upon final inspection to be sure the rhodium plating is smooth and evenly distributed, your technician will call you to schedule a pick-up.

*Special Note: With daily wear, it is recommended to have the rhodium plated once every six months to a year.  If your ring is only worn on special occasions, every two to three years will be sufficient.

Rhodium Plating

The proccese for Ring Rhodium Plating

  1. Cleaning: The jeweler thoroughly cleans the ring with a special solution and ultrasonic cleaner to remove dirt, oils,and residues. This ensures a good bond for the rhodium.
  2. Inspection: The ring is inspected for scratches or imperfections. Polishing might be done to create a smooth surface for even rhodium plating.

Electroplating:

  1. Electroplating Bath: The ring is attached to a conducting wire and submerged in a rhodium solution. This solution contains rhodium ions.
  2. Electrical Current: An electrical current is passed through the solution. This causes the rhodium ions to adhere to the ring’s surface, forming a thin layer (a few microns).

Finishing:

  1. Rinsing: The jeweler rinses the ring thoroughly with water to remove any leftover solution.
  2. Polishing (Optional): A final polishing might be done to enhance the shine of the rhodium plating.

Safety Notice:

Rhodium plating solutions contain hazardous chemicals and require proper ventilation and safety gear. It’s best to leave this process to a professional jeweler who has the expertise and equipment for safe and effective rhodium plating.

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Each store is staffed with some of the industry’s best jewelry repair and watch repair professionals who provide superior quality services.

What types of jewelry and watches do you repair?

We repair a broad range of jewelry items including rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. As for watches, we handle everything from luxury brands to everyday wear watches. Whether it’s a simple battery replacement or intricate restoration, we’ve got you covered.

Do you provide a warranty or guarantee for the repair services?

Absolutely! All our repair services come with specific warranty. If there’s any issue related to our repair within this period, we’ll rectify it at no additional cost.

How long will my repair take?

The repair timeline can vary based on the nature of the issue. However, most repairs are completed within few hours or a few days, We’ll provide a more accurate estimate once we assess the item.

How do you ensure the quality of the repairs?

Our technicians undergo rigorous training and are certified by leading institutions. We use state-of-the-art equipment and genuine parts to ensure the highest quality of repair. Each item goes through a thorough quality check before being returned.

How long have you been in the watch and jewelry repair business?

We’ve been proudly serving our community with top-notch repair services for over 20 years. Our team combines decades of expertise to ensure the best care for your items.

How do you determine the cost of a repair?

The cost is determined based on the complexity of the repair, the materials required, and labor involved. We always provide a detailed estimate before beginning any work to ensure transparency.

Do you offer mail-in repair services?

Yes, we offer a secure mail-in repair service. Simply send your item using our recommended packaging guidelines, and we’ll handle the rest. We’ll keep you updated at every step of the process.

How can I be sure my diamond or gemstone won’t be swapped?

We understand the sentimental and monetary value of your items. Our processes are designed to maintain utmost transparency. You can note any unique features of your gemstone before sending it in. Additionally, our facilities are under constant surveillance, ensuring the safety and integrity of your items.