Applying an extremely fine layer of rhodium plating to your jewellery makes it much shinier and more resistant to scratching. It’s hypoallergenic, which means it’s safe for everyone. In fact, rhodium can even be used to plate a piece of jewellery that you have an allergic reaction to, making it possible to wear without a rash. Rhodium plating is sometimes applied to yellow gold, to create the illusion of white gold. However, due to natural wear the original yellow colour will eventually show through again.
That brings us to the downside of rhodium plating; it’s not permanent. Rhodium plating will inevitably wear off sooner or later, through normal daily wear. Even your unique body chemistry can potentially affect its longevity. Because of this, your rhodium plated jewellery will need to be re-plated every 6-12 months to maintain its lustre.
Our Maddalena ring in Platinum
How do I keep it looking good?
There are a few simple steps you can take to protect your rhodium plated jewellery:
Remove rings when washing your hands, showering, or swimming, especially in chlorinated pools
Wear rubber gloves when washing dishes or handling any chemicals
Avoid letting perfumes, hand lotions or cosmetics get onto your jewellery
How do I get my jewellery rhodium-plated?
Many of our white metal rings are already rhodium plated during the manufacturing process, ensuring that they look amazing from day one. When the time comes to restore that original shine, replating will cost between $70 and $100 per ring. Between replatings, we invite you to bring your ring back in for a free cleaning in our ultrasonic bath at any time.
Aside from providing over 24 years of exceptional service, we proudly offer a range of unique benefits to our customers, like:
Lovingly handmade in NZ
Our custom engagement rings are made to order by highly skilled New Zealand jewellers and diamond setters.
Fully certified by GIA
Every diamond comes with an evaluation certificate from GIA, one of the world’s leading diamond
Free lifetime cleaning
All jewellery purchased from The Diamond Shop comes with free lifetime professional cleaning.
Just bring it into the store and our friendly staff will take care of it!
Our CEO was invited to act as an industry consultant to the New Zealand government on the Kimberley Treaty, and we were proud to be the first jeweller in NZ to also sign the Rapaport Pledge for Ethical Jewellery. We conduct regular audits to ensure that our diamond suppliers keep living
up to our strict ethical requirements.
Diamond Price Guarantee
If we don't have the diamond you want in stock, we'll source it for you at a better price than any NZ competitor.
30 day money back returns
We offer a 30 day no-cost return policy for items in their original condition with all original purchase documentation.
Your order includes an insurance certificate, providing a detailed description and valuation for any future claims.
The Diamond Shop Warranty
Our generous two-year warranty covers any manufacturing defects.