Searching the archives, I found a discussion “Rhodium plating
Rhodium plating will and should last for a few years.The problem is
that their is a difference in the quality of Rhodium plating from
plater to plater.there are also sinthetic rhodiums that do not last
more than a few weeks and then there is paladium plating which
requires 4 times more plating than good rhodium to be
equivalent.Many who use paladium instead of Rhodium do not realise
And while these statements don’t contradict each other, they don’t
draw the same picture, neither. I agree that plating is an art in
itself, and there are good platers and there are bad platers, and
there are jewellers who buy a rectifier and a bath.
There is stressed jewelry, mostly rings and probably bracelets,
where the coating takes more physical stress than, say, earrings.
So in my layman thinking I’d say: Ok, I’d lightly paladium-plate my
earrings and neckware myself, double on bracelets and find a real
good rhodium plater for my rings.
Right? Wrong? Irrelevant?
P.S.: Who are the real good platers in France or Europe. Reply
off-list if you wish. Thanks!