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Will rhodium plating of ring spoil/obscure fine detail?



(-----) 2004

I have an extremely detailed platinum ring that is a family heirloom. I'm wondering if Rhodium plating will cover up some of the detailing. It has tons of little handcut diamonds and even the platinum has intricate work. I would like to preserve the ring in its "full glory". I'm wondering if Rhodium plating will cover up some of the detailing.

Tara Benton-Hellwig
legal - Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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2004

Hi Tara. The thickness of rhodium plating is a few millionths, and to visualize remember that a millionth is a thousandth of a thousandth :-) So, rhodium plating will have no effect on the profile no matter how sharp your eyes are or how strong your magnifying glass :-)
But please discuss the project with the jeweler or plater because there is usually the potential for misunderstandings of some sort in such projects. Good luck.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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