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Rhodium Plating
We offer a complete rhodium plating service within our own workshop which generally only takes a few days and will result in your white gold jewellery being restored to an as new condition.

As part of our rhodium plating service we will polish your item of jewellery to remove all scratches and traces of the old rhodium plating. It is very important to remove the old rhodium plating as this will give a very dull and patchy appearance if left on the item.

After the scratches and old rhodium plating have been removed your item of jewellery will be polished to a brilliant shine as the rhodium will only be as bright as the polished finish below.

After the polish has been completed, we then immerse the jewellery in to an electrolysis chemical cleaner to further enhance the item and remove any finger prints which can show as dark patches on your jewellery if not removed.

Finally we can now add the all important coat of rhodium plating restoring your jewellery to the day that it was purchased.

Our prices for rhodium plating are generally £24.50 for most rings and other small items of white gold jewellery, and £30.00 for larger items such as heavy bracelets etc.

We use a new formulated ultra bright rhodium plating which is far superior to the basic rhodium plating used by most.

If you would like to send your jewellery to us you may download our repair form below.

Download Repair / Rhodium Form


If you would like to send your jewellery to us you may download our repair form below.

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We also have a list of some issues that we experience. Please have a read as it may stop you incurring costs sending an item to us that we are unable to do. Guidlines and issues

Important : please make sure that your jewellery is in a box to protect from crushing in transit, and that it is sent by a tracked and insured method. We advise Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Rhodium Plating Rated 10/10 based upon 111 customer reviews. 111 reviews

Latest 25 reviews below.

  Excellent Service   Thank you very much ring looks as good as new good communication fast service   (01/05/2019) -


  Perfect  Had my wife's 3 year old engagement ring. I sent it Wednesday and it came back on Friday morning. It genuinely looked better than when I originally bought it. Amazing   (09/04/2019) Joel - Buckinghamshire


  Brilliant service  Amazingly fast turnaround, posted my rings Wednesday afternoon and had them back Saturday morning looking as good as new. Great communication as well, thank you.   (09/04/2019) -


  Perfect!  His and hers weddding bands, engagement ring and eternity ring (13years old) all sent, replated and returned within 5 days. Great service and they all look stunning. Thank you.   (05/04/2019) Owens - Swansea


  Outstanding   A simple ring to plate but precious as my wedding ring! I was so pleased with the helpful, reassuring attitude, the speed of the service and the quality of the work. Not to mention the value for money. I wouldnt hesitate to use this team again; nor to recommend their services to anyone.   (09/03/2019) CL - UK


  Great quality rhodium plating  I recently had my wedding ring engagement ring and turtle ring rhodium plated as they were looking dull. The whole process was excellent and the jewellery workshop kept me informed throughout. When I received the rings I was amazed at how good they looked. I highly recommend this company. Thank you   (27/02/2019) Gayle Daws - Newcastle Upon Tyne


  Rhodium plated engagement & wedding rings  Outstanding company from start to finish. Staff so lovely and helpful on the phone. Sent rings special delivery and company in constant contact to say recieved them, then after only a couple of days sent a copy of special delivery proof of postage back to me. Rings are sparkling and like new!!   (26/02/2019) Vonnie - Nottingham


  Great quality rhodium plating   Highly satisfied with the rhodium plating the rings looks like new. Highly recommend   (26/02/2019) Gayle Daws - Newcastle Upon Tyne


  Excellent service beginning to end!  From my first contact with this company I was confident that I would receive a good service. Explained the process to me clearly and then returned the item sooner than promised. The payment process was straightforward with easy pay options. The ring when returned looked as new. Thank you so much.   (21/02/2019) David M - Shropshire


  Excellent!  I had my white gold bangle Rhodium plated and it looks fabulous. Easy to use this company, they're quick and professional and it was done in a matter of days at a reasonable price. I've used them before and will continue to use in the future.   (21/02/2019) CL - UK


  The Professionals  JW provide an excellent white gold re-plating service at a reasonable price. Their finished work is perhaps better quality than you'll find on many new items. Cannot recommend them highly enough; use these people with total confidence.   (16/07/2018) PB - Sussex


  Astonishing results  My white gold ring was severely discoloured due to chemical contact and to me it looked like a lost cause, but this service has left it looking flawless and at least as good as the day I first got it. 100% recommended without hesitation   (28/03/2018) Alex - Scotland


  Great service   I had both my engagement ring and wedding band replated and they both came back quicker than expected and looking as good as new. I was kept informed by email when the jewellery arrived at the shop and also when it had left again with tracking details included Thoroughly recommend this company.   (28/03/2018) Rachael - York


  Fantastic  I was a bit concerned about sending rings through the post but couldn't be happier. Updated all through the process, sent on Tuesday and returned on Friday.Great service, value and great quality rhodium plating, look like new! Will definitely not wait as long next time and will recommend to anyone   (28/03/2018) Karen - Luton


  Fantastic Service - Better than expected  Got a white gold engagement ring re plated, they did an amazing job. I wouldn't use anyone else, it looked brand new.   (23/02/2018) Jon - Cambridge


  Rhodium played my wedding ring  The service was excellent especially as I live in France and I was absolutely delighted with my ring   (14/11/2017) Karen smith - France


    The service I received was first class, fast, efficient and helpful. Rings came back within days, and were like new! Can't recommend enough!   (14/11/2017) Vicki Chambers - UK


  Stunning!  Had 3 rings rhodium plated. Never had so many comments about how sparkly they are. Took 48hrs for a back to back turnaround. Highly recommended and will definitely use again. Fantastic service and end product, my rings look like they did when I first bought them.   (14/11/2017) Kate Riley - Hampshire


  Great service  Rings came back looking marvellous. Never used it before so a bit apprehensive posting my rings but everything was great. Much cheaper than using high street jewellers   (26/08/2017) Margaret - Bolton


  Disappointed  Disappointed. Lasted a few days. Jewellery Workshop say that yellow gold does not last long, it lasted about 3 days. JW Response : Sorry to hear this Simon, as we mentioned, we do not recomend rhodium plating yellow gold as it is not durable, and we always say no to yellow gold, and only ever do when pushed, so feel the review is a little unfair. We are also happy to redo for you free of charge.  (25/08/2017) Simon - Blackpool


  Rings like new  Amazing service.Rings back to looking new.Would highly recommend if you want your rings to look great.   (16/08/2017) Gwen - Scottish Borders


  Fantastic  Excellent service.....After sending our wedding rings for rhodium plating fantastic results,look amazing and only away for a couple of days!!!!! Highly Recommend the Jewellery Workshop !!!! Many thanks   (11/08/2017) Tim Ellis - Bournemouth


  Rhodium Plating my ring   Brilliant service from start to finish. My ring looks fantastic. Would recommend to all my friends   (10/08/2017) Sara Cross - Walsall


  Really great work and brilliant service  I had my diamond set wedding ring rhodium plated and it came back looking better than it did when I bought it I think!! Service was responsive and the work done was great, I would recommend them to anyone.   (10/08/2017) Zoe - Wiltshire


  Rhodium plating  Amazing! My wedding ring has a different look, gone from Matt to shiney finish and looks so good.   (23/02/2017) Melanie Howard - Norfolk



Common questions about rhodium plating.


Q Can you rhodium plate my yellow gold ring so that it is white?

A Although we can plate yellow gold rings, it is not something that we advise or encourage. With yellow gold rings, as soon as you scratch the ring the yellow gold will show through the white of the rhodium plating looking messy.

Q How long does Rhodium Plating take?

A We Rhodium Plate 2 to 3 times a week, depending on when your item arrives with us we would typically take 2 to 3 working days.

Q Can you rhodium plate base metal costume jewellery?

A I am afraid that we are unable to rhodium plate costume jewellery as it contaminates our rhodium plating soloution. We are only able to rhodium plate silver and gold jewellery.

Q Can you rhodium plate my yellow gold diamond earrings and pendant set?

A We can certainly rhodium plate earrings and pendants. Any item of yellow gold jewellery that does not receive a lot of hard wear is fine to be rhodium plated. The only item of jewellery that we do not recommend rhodium plating is yellow gold rings.

Q How should I send my jewellery to you?

A All jewellery is sent at your own risk so we strongly advise using an insured service such as Royal Mail Special Delivery. In 10 years we have not had a single parcel sent by Special Delivery lost or stolen in the post. All returned jewellery is returned by Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Q Could you tell me about the rings on your rhodium page, and if they are available to purchase?

A The rings pictured on this page are certainly available on a made to order basis but are not available to purchase on the website due to the value of the items. Prices below are correct as 12th October 2010. Prices can fluctuate due to precious metal prices, diamond prices and the $ to £ exchange rate.
Engagement ring is set with a 1.00ct centre diamond and outer diamonds that total 0.64ct making a total of 1.64ct (almost 1 2/3 carats) the diamonds are colour F/G and clarity SI/VS.

Price in 18ct white gold £7465
Price in Platinum (950 quality) £8240

Wedding ring is set with 0.13ct of diamonds colour G clarity VS

Price in 18ct white gold £600
Price in platinum (950 quality) £1115
Exception
Q Can you size and rhodium plate my illusion set square diamond ring?

A I am afraid that this is about the only design of ring that we are unable to work on, or rhodium plate.

The design of the ring is to give a larger show of diamonds for your money which does seem very good value. The way that this is achieved is by using 4 square diamonds and setting them under pressure so that they all hold each other in place.

The problem with this design is that as soon as a diamond comes loose, they can all fall out in one go and it is almost impossible to successfully reset them.

You can tell if you have this design of diamond ring by looking for the cross through the middle of what seems to be one diamond, you may even be able to feel the join with your nail. If you look at the image to the right, the ring would appear to be made up of 3 square diamonds. It is in fact 12 smaller square diamonds, but only held in by 8 claws which is not sufficient.

We are afraid that we are unable to work on, or rhodium plate any diamond jewellery that has this style of setting.

If you are unsure if you have this design or not, we are always happy for you to send us a photo to look at prior to posting to us.

How we Rhodium Plate


So, what happens when we receive your jewellery for rhodium plating.

Upon Arrival

Our post arrives between 11am and 12pm most days, and upon arrival, a member of staff will open your parcel and visually check that everything seems ok, that the items are indeed there, that the accompanying paperwork is present, that we have contact details etc. Typically, the things you would expect us to do.

We only ever open 1 parcel at a time and complete the booking in process in full before opening the next. For this reason, it may take us a little bit of time to open all parcels, nut ensures that there is no mix up of customers jewellery.

Once happy the member of staff will either email you, text you or phone you to advise that your jewellery has arrived safely.

Prior to Rhodium Plating

The goldsmith will look very closely at your jewellery under 10x magnification to see if there are any issues preventing us from proceeding. If we find any issues we will advise one of the following.

Just advisory, this may be pointing out a bit of damage, wear or tear or similar prior to us working on the ring. At this point you will have the opportunity to advise us to continue or stop.

We may advise that additional work is carried out prior to rhodium plating. This may be a crack in the shank, worn claws, or the most common is loose stones.

That said 90% of rhodium plating jobs that we receive do not require any such additional work.

The process (Based on us rhodium plating a ring)

Once we start the process of rhodium plating we must prepare the ring prior to applying the rhodium. The rhodium is only as good as the finish that we can achieve, a dull polish results in dull finish, a dazzling bright polish results in a fantastic bright rhodium finish, so it is very important for us to achieve the best finish possible.

We spend about 90% of the time concentrating on the polishing, and only about 10% on the actual rhodium plating.

We need to polish all surfaces of the ring both inside and out using a coarse polish Tripoli polish, this will remove any scratches and most importantly the old rhodium. You cannot get a good rhodium finish plating over the old rhodium.

We then move on to the jeweller's rouge, and again polish both inside and out for a shiny finish. This is where most jewellers stop as the ring is shiny enough, however we can still improve on this polish and polish with a further two different polishing compounds.

Next, we polish with a green dialux polish especially designed for white precious metals, this makes the ring even more shiny.

If we feel we can improve upon the shine further, we use our very expensive secret polish imported from Japan and used by our internet company Titan Jewellery for polishing titanium and white metals. The finish on white gold is amazing after using this compound which is why we are so secretive about it.

Ultrasonic

We then ultrasonic the ring to remove all the polish, old soap and pastry from the ring, this is the point that any loose stones make themselves known. Any debris behind the stones acts like a cement holding the stones in, as we clean this away any loose stones will fall out. Therefore, we advise prior. If stones do fall out, it is a controlled environment and they are collected within the cleaning tank. We only ever clean items singularly, so there is never any chance of mixing up customers stones should this occur.

Any stones that do fall out, were going to fall out later, it is best we discover this in a controlled environment rather than they are falling out in wear.

Steam Clean

We will also steam clean all stones which removes any last traces of soap etc, and especially with diamonds makes them sparkle more. We however will not carry out this step if we have advised you of any loose stones.

The Rhodium Plating Process

Your ring will be suspended in an electro cleaning tank to fully clean and degrease it. Even a finger mark will show up as a horrible patch if this step is not carried out correctly. Once removed will wash in de-ionised water without touching the ring.

We now finally get to do the rhodium plating.

Your ring is now suspended in the heated rhodium plating solution whist electrical current passes through the ring. The amount of voltage (less than 5 volts) and the time left determines the quality of the rhodium plating.

The ring is now inspected by 2 people to ensure the job is perfect prior to contacting you.


Rhodium Plating

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