RHODIUM plating, extra rhodium plating on silver


Shipping to United States: Free

Rhodium plating is a process to obtain a white-gray, ultra-brilliant finish. Add this item to your cart to add a rhodium plating on a silver item.
This item is valid for one item, such as one chain or one ring.

White gold jewellery are always rhodium plated, you don’t need to add this to your cart to have the plating.

Rhodium is a precious metal similar to platinum. It is a cool gray color and very brilliant metal. It also prevents silver from tarnishing with time.

We use it in jewellery as a plating process to add a very thin coat of rhodium over silver or gold.

⎨ Rhodium on sterling silver⎬
Sterling silver is an alloy with 92.5% of fine silver in it. Its color is a warm gray color and can tarnish when exposed to air. It is a normal phenomenon when exposed to oxygen.

Most of the jewellery at MCDécarie is already oxidised, which gives the black contrast and antique look. Each item comes with caring instruction and polishing pad to maintain the finish over time.

If you prefer a white and ultra brilliant finish rhodium plating is just for you! Your jewellery will have a long lasting finish and will not tarnish.
I strongly recommend it for white chains or other jewellery if you don’t like the black oxidation.

There is no visible difference between rhodium-plated silver and rhodium plated white gold.

⎨ Rhodium on white gold⎬
White gold is an alloy made of pure yellow gold mixed with white metal, such as nickel, to give it its “white” color. White gold isn’t actually white, but a very warm gray with a little yellowish tone. That is why we plated it with rhodium; the white gold gets a cool gray color and becomes even more brilliant.

All white gold jewellery at MCDécarie comes plated with rhodium with no extra charges.

⎨ Plating⎬

Rhodium will be applied on a very thin coat on silver or gold by electro-chemical deposition. It is possible that the thin layer of rhodium fade off with time, but since if it almost the same color under you won’t see it much. It can be re-plated after a few years if needed.

Shipping from Canada

Processing time

1-3 weeks

Estimated shipping times

  • Canada : 1 - 2 weeks
  • France : 1 - 3 weeks
  • United Kingdom : 1 - 3 weeks
  • United States : 1 - 2 weeks
  • Europe : 1 - 4 weeks
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 2 - 4 weeks
  • Asia Pacific : 2 - 4 weeks
  • Latin America and the Caribbean : 3 - 6 weeks
  • North Africa and the Middle East : 2 - 6 weeks
  • Sub-Saharan Africa : 2 - 6 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sizing details

Visit this listing to learn more about ring size:

If you order a ring but the size doesn’t fit, it is always possible to make a ring size adjustment.
You can visit your local jewelry shop to have them resize your ring, or you can send it back to us for a re-size. Charges may apply; shipping is at your charges.

Care instructions

Sterling silver can go yellow or tarnish with time, it is a normal phenomenon when exposed to air. The best way to maintain your jewels clean is to wear them! It will protect their shine and some daily precautions will keep them beautiful and clean longer! Since most of my sterling silver jewellery is already oxidised you shouldn’t need to do anything special to keep them the way they are.

I always include silver care information with the package.

Wholesale availability

I do accept wholesale, please contact me for more information.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Every item is delivered in a gift pouch or jewelry box. I do not include invoice since they can be printed from your account, except for France and Germany.
Gift package: you can add a note or message with the package, just mention it with the order.

Return for size adjustment

It is possible to return an item for a size adjustment. You don’t need to communicate with me before you return it, but you must include the following information with the return: ORDER NUMBER, NEW SIZE and RETURN ADDRESS.

Once I receive the package I will send a separate invoice for shipping and size adjustment fee. The fee will vary from 0 to 25% of the item value, because in some case I need to completely re-do the item.

Send it back to:
127 Notre-Dame, #2
Oka, QC, J0N 1E0

Non-delivery policy

We always do our best to meet the manufacturing delay and ship them on time. But once an item is marked as shipped, it is out of our hands. We know shipping delays can occur and are frustrating, but please be patient as they are much more frequent than lost package. Our lost package policy applies only after 30 business days in Canada and USA, 40 business days in other countries. If you haven’t received your package 30 business days after the item was mark as shipped, we will offer to ship a new one at our charges or offer a complete refund. Thank you for your patience.

Not as shiny as I expected, however, worth paying for to prevent tarnish.

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