Properly done, rhodium plated pieces should take on the same appearance. Rhodium is one of the whitest metals after silver. The process is done in a bath using positive and negative electrical current. It’s typically quick and easy:The jeweler will steam clean your ring and hang it on a hook. It goes into a solution of rhodium. The ring will be electrically charged one way, the solution the other and the rhodium molecules adhere to the metal and plate the piece like a coat of paint.Date: 2/20/2007 10:40:34 AM
Say you have two rings. One is 14k white gold, the other is 18k white gold.
You get them dipped at the same time. The colors of the two rings are now:
A) still noticeably different
B) very slightly different
C) the same
Fingernail polish works pretty well. It''s cheap, it comes in cool colors, it has it''s own handy brush and it comes off easilly in acetone when the job is done.Date: 2/20/2007 10:53:16 PM
What is used to selectively prevent rhodium from adhering to the entire ring? I have had my rings plated only on the inside to prevent my finger from turning green.