0.25 TCW Garnet on a Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver Cross & 18” Box Chain

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0.25 Total Carat Weight (TCW) Garnet on a Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver Cross & Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver 18” Box Chain

What is Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver 

Rhodium is a rare precious metal such as Silver, Gold or Platinum.  It is actually the most expensive of precious metals due to its rarity and difficulty in obtaining it.  Rhodium is a byproduct of mining other metals such as platinum.  The benefit to having the Sterling Silver plater is that is makes the Sterling Silver less likely to tarnish.  As with any plated piece it can wear off so it would not be impossible to see a piece tarnish over time depending on its wear and tear. If your piece does tarnish you can contact a local jeweler to have it plated again or simply clean the piece with a jewelry cloth or solution.