White Gold Restoration & Rhodium Plating
The majority of white gold jewellery over time will start to look a little yellow colour, to restore its bright white shine it will require rhodium plating to get it back to its original condition. If your jewellery is not reconditioned in this way the metal will turn “yellowish” due to the rigours of general use over time. Rhodium is a rare metal which is related to the platinum family and is much rarer and more expensive than gold and has a white, mirror like finish. Rhodium is durable, has a sparkling appearance and is anti allergic. Due to the rareness, expense and brittleness of rhodium it isn’t feasible to make jewellery out of it. It’s common to instead plate white gold jewellery which rhodium which makes it look incredibly shiny.