I attended the AGTA show in Tucson this year and came upon a vendor
that had some gorgeous sterling silver cuffs. They were
exceptionally white. I commented to the vendor that they looked like
they were pure silver and he said, “no”, that they were simply
They didn’t appear to me to be rhodium plated. I didn’t want to be
rude and ask how they brought the sterling to such a whitish color,
so I admired them and then moved on.
I can’t get the color out of my mind, it was so gorgeous.
Does anyone know how this is accomplished? Could it be depletion
gilding, or a variation?