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What do you charge for Rhodium plating?


#1

Im curious to see the wholesale and retail price,now that a pint of
Rhodium is close to $400.00. My Wholesale is now $12.00. The retail
at a few stores I know of is $30.00.

How much do you charge?

Thanks Johneric


#2

where i live in columbus oh i think, but not positive retail is
somewhere in the $60 range i charge about $25 - $30 to my only
wholesale customer but i also do a complete refinishing and high
polish first my retail price is about $40- $55 on most rings

goo


#3

This is how I figure it…

From a pint you could plate literally hundreds of small items, if
you take care to avoid waste. For this reason I use a plastic
container so that I tap off as much solution from the piece as I can
before rinse. Same thing for the anode. Don’t you just love watching
your rhodium bottle get lower and lower?

Most of the value (as I perceive it) is in the prep work. Be it
repair or a new piece, careful and thorough polishing and stop-off
(if needed) is what results in a great finish.

So typically I don’t have a ‘rhodium charge’ per se. But if I were
handed a bunch of prepped pieces (say from a jeweler friend) to
rhodium I would probably charge $10 per. If rhodium became a regular
line of business I would certainly look much more closely at the
economics of it. But for now, the way I work, I get enough for
repairs and/or new pieces to just absorb the cost of the
solution.(ex. $100,000 worth of white gold work with a rhodium cost
of $400, I could live with that) My equipment I’ve had for so long
that its cost doesn’t figure in anymore.

All that being said, I can see where someone who is setting up for
rhodium should probably charge in the area of $25 retail plus
polishing. I would shoot for recovering my investment within one
year. So it really depends on the volume of pieces one does.


#4
Im curious to see the wholesale and retail price,now that a pint
of Rhodium is close to $400.00. My Wholesale is now $12.00. The
retail at a few stores I know of is $30.00. 

I have a friend who is a college graduate chemist and a jeweler.

O.K., he’s anal as can be!

He told me a container of rhodium plating solution can PLATE
approximately 100 rings.

At $400 a bottle, your cost of goods (cost per plating) is $4.00.

After polishing, we charge in our price book $25 to rhodium plate.

If you can get 75-100 platings from a bottle, then your cost is
between $4-$7.50.

RETAIL, if you triple, your selling price is $12 to $22.

David Geller
JewelerProfit
www.JewelerProfit.com


#5
How much do you charge? 

$15.00 and up wholesale.
$45.00 and up retail.


#6

Did you folks notice those who posted about just RHODIUM plating
(which cost EVERYONE the same to buy) the huge difference in pricing?

I can tell you the cost, but notice some people charge $25, some $45
and some $65?

The higher the price, the more convinced these jewelers are that
charge MORE, MORE, MORE.

No one mentioned yet people complained.

David Geller
JewelerProfit
www.JewelerProfit.com


#7
No one mentioned yet people complained. 

I’ve had people complain, (retailers,) but I told 'em that the more
I charge the more they can charge and so they do. Everyone’s happy.
It
doesn’t hurt to talk up the value of rhodium.