ABOUT .925 STERLING SILVER RHODIUM
.925 sterling silver, also known as sterling silver, is one of the world’s most popular jewelry metals, and it is often sold in high-end jewelry stores along with gold, platinum, and other precious metals. Sterling silver is obtained by alloying .999 silver, or pure silver, with small quantities of copper, usually around 7.5 percent, to improve its durability. Unlike brass and nickel, .925 sterling silver is more hardwearing and preserves its color, luster, and heft for much longer, with the added bonus that its value increases over time — all these while staying relatively affordable for buyers.
However, sterling silver tends to tarnish over time. To prevent the tarnishing process, rhodium plating is used. Rhodium, which is a member of the platinum group of metals, boasts highly reflective qualities and a significantly stronger composition compared to gold. In addition to enhancing the durability of sterling silver jewelry, rhodium plating also increases its luster and light reflection, prevents scratches, and ensures it stays tarnish-free for longer. Moreover, rhodium plating prevents potential allergic reactions to sterling silver, making it safe to wear for everyone.
Please note that rhodium plating wears off over time, which will cause the sterling silver to show through. Any exposed sections may acquire tarnish, but this can be easily polished at home.