Hello Orchid folks! I just started a line, and have my first samples
with a showroom to try them out for sales during this NY accessories
and Gift show period.
I have some silver hoop type earrings that have been fully cast.
Meaning, the earwires are cast as part of the shape of the earring.
It doesn’t work with the design to have the wires soldered on
separately. They are currently way too soft, and bend easily. My
caster says that in production they could add more nickel in the
silver to give it more strength. And I have suggested tumbling them
in steel shot to harden the wires too. They say they did this, but
when I recieved them back they are still bendable.
HELP! My question is, would plating them in Rhodium strengthen the
earrings, is Rhodium safe to be used as an earring?, Does Rhodium
change the appearance of the silver? My finish is satin, would it
make it shiny over this finish?
I appreciate any insights, I am a frequent Orchid reader and get so
much help from reading all the postings! Thank You.