I seem to be the messanger of truth and accuracy on another (non-
jewelry) forum. I have already corrected their white gold
misassumptions, the fact that 24k gold is “almost pure” gold.
This is the latest statement that seems wrong to me.
"While sterling silver does not contain nickel, some sterling
silver is plated with rhodium to prevent tarnishing, and then the
rhodium is often plated with a tough nickel coating. Usually I
warn my customers with nickel allergies to avoid “non-tarnish
sterling silver”. Now with Argentinium entering the market place
it may be harder for those with allergies to know what to buy. "
Why would anyone put nickel over rhodium?
Please, talk to me metal guru’s. Is there any truth in the above