Rhodium plating and opals
2004-03-23 04:09:53 UTC
I am setting some boulder opals in 18k Palladium white gold bezels (with a 14k white/nickel backing and bail)and am wondering if it is possible to rhodium plate the pieces when they are set. We began rhodium plating all of our white gold for customers with nickel allergies, but have not set opals in white gold since we began plating. I know opals shouldn't be cleaned in the ultrasonic and should only be steamed lightly, I am concerned that the temp. of the plating solution (around 120F) or the electrical current may harm the opals. Any suggestions?
2004-03-24 07:18:33 UTC
You can also get a cold rhodium solution and the heat will not be an
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