October 02, 2021
Rhodium is a rare and expensive metal that’s only found in jewellery. Rhodium has a special place in the world of metals. It is incredibly rare and cannot be created naturally, which makes it both costly to find but also valuable when extracted because there are not many mines out there for such an esteemed substance like rhodium!
The reason why people use rhodium? To make their products look luxurious so they will feel better when wearing them which leads me back to my original question: What and why Rhodium?
One of the rarest elements in nature, rhodium is as valuable to humans because it's highly reflective and hypoallergenic. You can find trace amounts of this precious metal inside platinum or nickel ore which makes jewellery makers want it more!
Rhodium is the most expensive metal in the world because no one has discovered a rhodium mine. Since its discovery by William Wollaston, nearly 80% of all that's found comes from platinum mines located near Johannesburg where it can be extracted using electrolysis and Memtronics (a computer chip technology). And since there are only trace amounts available annually we have very little at our disposal as humans currently know how to use this precious gemstone for anything other than decorations or jewellery making purposes.
Jewellers love using rhodium plating for a reason. The metal doesn't easily oxidize, corrode or react to your skin and it's nickel-free! Plus you don’t have the worry that this will cause any allergies because of its hypoallergenic properties making it a premium choice if you have any sensitivity issues with metals in jewellery materials like silver or gold-related allergies etc..
Maybe you’ve heard the risks of jewellers getting exposed to acidic fumes during plating. But as long they take precautions and do their job safely, there's no risk! After all, is said and done with your rhodium plated jewellery, not only will it be pretty but also safe for use on contact.
Unfortunately, rhodium’s price fluctuates massively. Sometimes it can be ten times more than or equal to the price of gold—making it an unstable investment and not worth saving up for! Additionally, we never get Rhodium in big batches because they're only found alongside Platinum and Nickel mining operations; but that doesn't mean you should give up on them just yet...
It turns out there are some really cool uses for this metal after all (just take a look at your car's catalytic converter). Plus Auto Industry buys most stocks every year so if anything our investments might stabilize soon enough!
The brittle nature of rhodium makes it an ideal metal for jewellery plating. This means that you can spend less on delicate pieces, such as necklaces and earrings which would be too easily broken if made from gold or silver by themselves without any coating at all.
Rhodium is a relatively new plating material that has been gaining popularity. It can last for years, but over time it will wear off due to friction with your skin. This does depend on how many microns your jewellery is plated with. Necklaces or earrings might never need re-plating because they're worn so infrequently, yet rings used daily may only be able to hold onto their finish for about six months before needing another coat of rhodium.
If you're noticing that your jewellery is wearing out or becoming dull, it may be time for a re-plating. The best way to tell if this needs doing? When the original colour starts showing through on rings where there's been most of its contact with skin like at their base and inside surfaces because they get greasy fingers first! Watch out too when getting rhodium plated items set in gold settings - we'll normally do these last during production so as not to have any loss parts after everything else has gone into place (plus some outfits just don't look right without those shiny links).
Rhodium plating is a great way to keep your jewellery shining for years without tarnishing. Its luxurious, hyperallergic and looks stunning shining like no other metal in the world.
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