We offer free re-platings (black or white rhodium) for up to a year after the original date of purchase.
Over a year after the original date of purchase, it is a $15 charge per plating to cover our material and labor expenses. This service only applies to purchases made from this shop.
More precious than platinum or palladium, we enjoy working with rhodium not only for the unique look it gives to our pieces, but also because it is a noble metal (resistant to corrosion), hypoallergenic, and nickel free. To clean a rhodium plated item, you never want to use anything abrasive (chemical cleaners, brillo pads, soaps with granules, etc.); we recommend using a gentle soap with water, and pat dry with a soft cloth (not a polishing cloth).
As it is a plating, this process is not permanent; the finish will wear (wear time is unique to each individual and cannot be predicted), which will expose the metal underneath. The wear process is very subtle for white rhodium plated items on sterling or 14k white gold.
Time for Re-plating; Please allow 14-21 business days for replating from the date we receive your package. During peak seasons it may take longer. You will be notified when the item ships, and will be provided a tracking number. We use USPS Priority mail for domestic orders which has a delivery time of 2-3 days and includes tracking and insurance.