Five Ways to Fabulousify Your Jewelry with Rhodium Treatment

Fabulousness Awaits

Read on to Get Your Fabulous Jewelry Secrets. Rhodium treatment is a rule changer, a look changer and an agent of fabulous-ification for your jewelry! See my previous post: Rhodium Plating, Like Coloring Your Hair Only for Jewelry, for more about what Rhodium is. And why it’s fabulous!

In this post, this Fabulous Santa Barbara Jeweler will giddily share great ideas about what you can do to your jewelry with the help of rhodium treatment. Each project idea has been done one or more times in my fabulous workshop, otherwise referred to as, Calla Gold’s Jewelry Beauty Salon!

Five Ways to Fabulous-ify Your Jewelry With Rhodium Treatment!

1. Like Eye Make-up for Your Diamonds!
Little diamonds often lack dazzle and zing when set against a yellow gold background.

Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

Diamonds Fade in Yellow Gold Background

Gold, Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

Rhodium Treatment Surrounds and Highlights the Diamonds

The solution: change the background color of the diamond settings from yellow to white by rhodium treatment. You’ll be amazed at the transformation and hardly recognize your “old” ring, pair of earrings or pendant.

2. Rhodium Treatment – Like a Confetti Celebration for Your Diamonds!

Pink Tourmaline and Diamonds Ring in Yellow Gold

Rhodium is Applied to ‘White’ the Area in the Diamond Halo. Everything Else Stays Yellow Gold

Would you like to know how to make your center diamond, that’s set in yellow gold look bigger and brighter? Rhodium treat the metal around the stone. It’s what the professionals do.

You’ll be amazed at the change. If your diamond is currently set in yellow gold, white gold or rhodium treatment will make your diamond look larger. 

3. Like Color For Your Hair, but For Your Chains and Pendants

Freeform Diamond and Gold Heart

Yellow Gold Heart

Free form Heart With Diamonds with rhodium treatment

Rhodium treatment changes the look completely

There are plenty of women who no longer wear a particular yellow gold chain or pendant even though it’s the perfect length and style.

They’ve changed to wearing more silver and white gold and thus ignore their yellow chain. The solution: rhodium treatment for the old chain. Easy squeezy.

4. Like Getting the Full Detail and Wax on Your Car. Rhodium White Your Jewelry


Antique Diamond Stick Pin

Inherited Bar Pin – Unworn

Consider rhodium treatment as part of your re-purposing of jewelry steps. If you have an old yellow gold piece, it might look more ‘you’ if it was white.

Calla Gold Jewelry Antique Diamond necklace with rhodium over yellow gold centerpiece

Center Re-Purposed into a Pendant. With Rhodium Treatment


Wedding rings pick up scratches, oil, and grime over the years. Remember how shiny and glistening your white gold ring used to look? Over time white gold gets dowdy looking. It develops a slight yellow cast. This is from the nickel alloy in the gold.

The solution: Have your fabulous Jeweler polish and rhodium treat it. Especially your wedding ring! Make a point to have it professionally cleaned and/or rhodium treated once a year. Right before the holidays is a great time.

5. Like getting a whole new hairstyle, but for your jewelry!

Stars and Moon Earrings with rhodium treatment

Center Rhodium Plating Makes a Statement of Two-Tone Fabulousness

Take an all yellow gold ring or pair of earrings you may be a little tired of. Pick a design element to be rhodium treated. Like a curvy line down the center. It’s an instant two-tone fabulous look.

It’s a big change in look, it creates more interest, detail and makes you totally want to wear it all the time again.

The Fabulous Treasure Hunt

In your fabulous temple of jewelry love, also known as your jewelry box, you may have under-worn jewelry, great-potential jewelry, sort of forgotten jewelry or gifted jewelry. It is just itching to leap out, and jump up into Calla Gold’s Jewelry Beauty Salon chair and get its fabulous-ity on!

Are You Ready for Fabulous?

Your Personal Jeweler,
Calla Gold

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About Calla Gold

Calla Gold is a Personal Jeweler and Author who takes pride in working with clients one-on-one to integrate their personal sense of style and taste into custom designed jewelry and repaired jewelry pieces.   Unlike typical Santa Barbara jewelry businesses, Calla Gold has no brick-and-mortar location. Calla Gold comes to you, bringing you the jewelry collection you want to see and collaborating with you to create unique custom jewelry. Calla also works with at-a-distance clients.

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13 years ago

Great blog, Calla! Seems like a pretty easy way to fabulous-ify a drab, old, or worn out piece! Keep sharing your wonderful knowledge!

Tracey Mikami
Tracey Mikami
13 years ago

You are a gifted communicator and designer Calla….thank you for sharing your knowledge and inspiring me!!!

Rhonda Jacques
Rhonda Jacques
13 years ago

I honestly did not know that this could be done! Thanks, Calla! I love, and wear a lot of two-toned jewelry.

Carmel Correa
Carmel Correa
7 years ago

Good Evening
I have a sterling silver claddagh wedding set that I adore except it’s gold plated would rhodium plating work to turn it silver? & will I be able to wear it every day?
It is my original wedding ring from 1980 (when I wore gold) now 36 years later I am more of a white gold silver lady can you help me?
Thank you & happy holidays

Teri McCada
Teri McCada
7 years ago

My friensd and I have inexpensive rings that we love and hate to part with. We need to know how much it is to plate with rhodium and if it is worth it to keep them just because we love them! Can you help?