Rhodium Plating provides protection for our sterling silver and white gold jewelry by coating to help prevent tarnish and surface scratches. A rhodium finish however is not impervious to the effects of wear and abrasion that may occur in everyday use. To limit wear, one should avoid household cleansers, gardening and other activities that can quickly destroy the rhodium plating, thus exposing the slightly yellow tint.
Even talc, which is found in many cosmetics, is known to have an abrasive effect on jewelry items. White gold may appear slightly yellow. Sterling silver may tarnish. Here are tips for keeping your Rhodium Plated jewelry looking its best:
- Do not use any abrasive cloths for polishing
- Do not use chemical cleaners
- Clean only with mild soap and water.