Can I replate white gold into yellow gold?

Can I replate white gold into yellow gold?

The simple answer is, yes. White gold is a popular choice for jewellery due to its bright, silvery appearance. It's created by alloying yellow gold with white metals like nickel, palladium, or silver, and it's often plated with a thin layer of rhodium for added protection. While this plating enhances the white gold's shine, it can wear off over time, revealing the yellowish tint of the underlying metal.

Do you have a treasure white gold ring or perhaps a white gold pendant necklace that you’ve been contemplating to change the metal of but not sure if you can or where to go? We’re here to answer all your questions when it comes to replating white gold jewellery and turning it into yellow gold.

How much does white gold replating cost?

The cost of replating white gold jewellery can vary depending on factors like the piece's size, complexity, and the jeweller's rates. At Finematter, we offer competitive pricing on our replating services. Our pricing on white gold rhodium replating starts from £50 to £140 depending on the micron type you choose. 

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How often should you replate white gold?

The frequency of white gold replating depends on various factors, including how often you wear the piece and the thickness of the rhodium plating. In general, white gold jewellery may require replating every 3 years to maintain its pristine appearance. However, some pieces may last longer before needing a touch-up.

Can white gold be replated with a different metal? 

Yes, white gold can be replated in a different metal if you desire to change its appearance. For example, you can transform your white gold jewellery into yellow or rose gold through replating. This process involves removing the existing rhodium plating and applying a new layer of your chosen metal. It's an excellent way to refresh your jewellery and match it with your evolving style.

How long does white gold replating last?

Typically, a professionally done white gold replating can last up to 3 years. With proper maintenance, including regular cleaning and avoiding harsh chemicals, you can extend its lifespan.

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