RHODIUM PLATED SILVER ANGEL WING PENDANT
This Sterling Silver Angel's wing charm pendant is a lovely piece of jewellery to remember someone or maybe because you just love angels. This pendant makes a lovely gift and as with all my jewellery, it arrives in a fully recycled Christine Alexander branded gift box. What's not to love?
This listing is for the pendant only; if you also require a chain please search 'Silver Chains', or I would recommend this one.
Matching stud earrings are available, and this same design in 22ct Gold Vermeil.
Wings represent speed, ascent, aspiration, liberty and inspiration. Although in jewellery, wings are usually elevation or earth-to-heaven symbols, they can also symbolise protection (‘taken under the wing’). Icarus famously fell to his death when the wax on his artificial wings melted as he flew too close to the sun - a real god as opposed to a presumptuous human! The conceited have their wings clipped or fall in flames.
A precious white metal from the Platinum family, Rhodium costs eight times more than pure gold (23 times more than 9ct Gold) and four times more than its relative Platinum! A very hard and scratch-resistant metal, it is sometimes used to plate silver, where it also prevents it from tarnishing. As it is whiter in appearance than White Gold and Platinum, it is often used as a coating and is sometimes referred to as Rhodium flashing. It is often electroplated on the shoulders or prongs of Yellow Gold rings, in order to create an illusion setting for Diamonds. To preserve this plating, avoid swimming in your jewellery as chlorine, in particular, can cause faster degradation. Chlorine is present in small amounts in tap water, so it is best to avoid getting your jewellery wet where possible. It is a simple matter to have items re-plated.