Do you rhodium plate silver, and if so, what are your long term results?
I like working with silver but seldom get requests for it. I have one customer who reorders a particular sterling pendant, 6 at a time, then puts them in his showcase. Even though they are deox silver they tarnish a bit over time. I'd like to try to remedy that if I can.
In the old days we never would directly rhodium sterling because the rhodium was not impervious to oxides. We had to flash copper plate, then nickel plate to get a good barrier coat that would prevent future oxidation bleeding through.
I'm just not sure if rhodium alone is a good long term solution with the newer low oxidation sterling silver alloys?