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What is Rhodium?


Rhodium is a chemical element with symbol Rh and atomic number 45. It is a rare, silvery-white, hard, and chemically inert transition metal. Rhodium is fabulous as a plating for jewellery because it is glitteringly, dazzlingly, white and mirror-like. It’s like perfectly polished silver, but much whiter, and the most reflective of all metals.

To care for your rhodium-plated jewellery, clean it with a mild detergent mixed with a little water, rinse well, and dry thoroughly. It may also be cleaned with a silver-polishing cloth. Don’t use liquid jewellery dips; the chemicals used can cause the plating to wear off more quickly.


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