All About Gold, Rhodium, and Platinum Plating on Silver Jewelry


 We share the details of the different platings that make our jewelry accompany you year after year without losing quality

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In the fascinating world of jewelry, the plating of precious metals such as gold, rhodium, and platinum on silver pieces has revolutionized the style and durability of jewelry.

It's not just a matter of aesthetics; these platings offer unique benefits that elevate the value, durability, and beauty of the jewelry. From gold-plated rings to elegant earrings with rhodium plating on silver, each treatment offers a distinctive touch. In this post, we will explore the specifics, care, and charms of these techniques, diving into the brilliant world of gold-plated, rhodium-plated, and platinum-plated jewelry.

Gold Plating: A Touch of Opulence in Your Silver Jewelry

Gold plating on silver not only makes a strong comeback but is also a statement of sophistication and luxury. By applying an 18kt gold layer on silver, gold-plated jewelry acquires a warm shine and enhanced resistance to discoloration and oxidation.

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This technique not only beautifies your pieces but also adds a protective layer, prolonging their lifespan so you can create memories with them year after year. However, it's important to remember that although resistant, gold plating can wear off over time, so special care is recommended: avoid contact with chemicals and clean them regularly with a soft cloth.

Discover the extensive collection of necklaces, anklets, piercings, and gold-plated rings with elegant zirconias, timeless pearls, or the vivid tones of natural stones. The quality of gold-plated silver jewelry from VIDAL & VIDAL transcends seasons.

Rhodium Plating: Elegance and Durability in Harmony

Rhodium plating on silver is the ideal choice for those seeking durability and a brilliant mirror-like finish. This rare metal belongs to the platinum family and provides an extremely resistant surface against scratches and stains. Rhodium-plated jewelry acquires a silver color and a constant shine effect that enhances the unique beauty of these pieces. Our earrings, necklaces, and rhodium-plated rings with elegant zirconias, cultured pearls, or natural stones have a luxurious and contemporary finish that fits various styles. Although rhodium plating is durable, it may need renewal over time, especially in everyday jewelry.

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For its care, it is recommended to clean them with water and mild soap, avoid harsh products, dry and polish with a soft cloth, and not expose them to corrosive agents such as perfumes, sunscreen, or creams. With minimal maintenance, you'll have jewelry that will accompany you for an eternity.

Platinum Plating: The Perfect Fusion of Strength and Subtle Shine

Platinum plating is a treasure in the world of jewelry. By applying a layer of platinum on silver, the pieces acquire exceptional resistance and a sophisticated shine that is almost impossible to replicate. Platinum-plated silver jewelry is ideal for those seeking an alternative to the effects of gold and rhodium with a subtle and impressive finish. This type of plating not only enhances the appearance of the jewelry but also provides a barrier against tarnish and wear.

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 Find alliances and engagement rings with platinum plating, the most special finish for the jewelry that will immortalize the moment with lasting elegance. To keep their beauty intact, it is essential to avoid contact with abrasive substances and clean them regularly with warm water and mild soap, then dry them with a soft cloth. Although platinum is water-resistant, the base of the jewelry—in this case, silver—can deteriorate if exposed for prolonged periods, so it is recommended to avoid this.

Gold, rhodium, and platinum plating on silver jewelry not only enriches their aesthetics but also provides practical benefits such as durability and resistance. Whether you prefer the warm glow of gold plating on silver, the elegant sturdiness of rhodium plating, or the subtle sophistication of platinum plating, each technique offers a unique way to enhance and protect your precious jewelry.

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Let's remember that beyond their beauty, proper care and maintenance are essential to preserve the shine of these pieces over time. In the world of jewelry, every detail counts; and as an example, we have the result of silver jewelry plated with these quality materials alongside the finishes by the expert hands of the artisans at VIDAL & VIDAL.


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