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Rhodium plating?


#1

Can anyone recommend a good plater? I need to rhodium plate a 14K
yellow gold bracelet. Thanks,

Joel Schwalb
@Joel_Schwalb
www.schwalbstudio.com


#2
    Can anyone recommend a good plater? I need to rhodium plate a
14K yellow gold bracelet. Thanks, 

Check out www.artisanplating.com I have never used them but they have
an extremely informative website.

Dan T.


#3
Can anyone recommend a good plater? I need to rhodium plate a 14K
yellow gold bracelet. Thanks, " 

Hello Joel, Try Simon Plating in NYC. I’m not positive he does
rhodium but I know his plate is very good quality. 212-819-0889. 64
West 48th St.

Leda


#4

hi i’d like to add the question- how do you all sell 14k white gold
-do you automatically rhodium plate it and enter that into your
quoted price. i don’t plate myself- so I’m wondering how those of
you who pay others to plate deal w/that. do you sell your white gold
unplated? etc…


#5

As long as the customer knows that it is plated yellow gold (maybe
even has asked for it to be done) and is aware that evetually the
rhodium will wear off the high points and corners and the yellow will
show through, then OK. But, as per several earlier posts, it is not
OK to sell rhodium plated yellow gold as ‘white gold’.

Best
Jack Ogden


#6

I am late reading these e-mails but I have used this plater a number
of times with excellent results. I always mail my pieces to them and
they return them by mail beautifully plated. I normally enclose a
letter or note telling them how many microns of plating I want - ie,
what thickness.

Cal-Mart Plating Co
404 W. 7th, Suite 524
Los Angeles, CA 90014.

#7

Most white gold items that I make are not rhodium plated.
Occasionally someone wants the whiter color of rhodium, or sometimes
someone wants to change the color of a yellow gold piece to white. I
then will suggest rhodium plating it while at the same time
explaining to them that the plating is not a permanent solution, in
time, it will wear off, exposing the yellow gold.

Joel Schwalb
@Joel_Schwalb
www.schwalbstudio.com


#8

I agree with you Jack, it is not OK to sell rhodium plated yellow
gold as white gold. In this instance me client just wanted to change
the color of her yellow gold bracelet. She is aware of the fact that
it might require re-plating in the future do to wear.

Joel Schwalb
@Joel_Schwalb
www.schwalbstudio.com


#9

Kevin, The time that the plating will last for is a factor of the
thickness of the plating, how many microns, and the kind of wear that
it is subjected to by the owner. In this case it will have a heavy
plating. I have no control over how it is treated after that but the
owner is aware of the possible need to re-plate in the future.

Joel Schwalb
@Joel_Schwalb
www.schwalbstudio.com