What is Rhodium

By Rubina Posh November 27,2017

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The price of Rhodium is equivalent to that of 14k Gold and is on the precious metal spot price list together with Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium.


Rhodium (Rh) is a member of the Platinum Group, has a light grey colour and is very heavy and resistant to corrosion, meaning that it will last for a very long time.


Rhodium is usually mixed with Platinum and Palladium and is used as a coating in jewellery to improve their appearance.

Rhodium is mixed with white gold to make the jewellery piece whiter (light grey) and it is mixed with silver to prevent discolouration (tarnishing).


All silver and gold jewellery are generally plated/coated with Rhodium and this does not affect the final price of the jewellery item.


Jewellers do not usually stamp their pieces with the rhodium symbol Rh, as it is common practice to coat most white gold and silver pieces with this metal. However, occasionally you might come across the stamp Rh next to the gold purity stamp of 750, 375 or 585 to name just a few.


Red, blue, pink, purple and black Rhodium alloy is being used to coat 14k white gold rings. This coloured rhodium alloy results in a stunning bright ring set with the gemstones of your choice.

Why not contact our friends at www.leibish.com to see if they can make one in the colour of your choice?

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