RHODIUM-PLATED SILVER SUNBURST STUD EARRINGS
Rhodium-plated Silver teeny sunburst stud earrings. These are super cute and they make gorgeous holiday earrings.
Approximately 7mm across.
A matching bracelet and huggy hoops are available, also all available in Gold Vermeil.
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 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.
To avoid scratches, wrap your jewellery in a soft cloth after cleaning or keep it in a jewellery box separate from your other jewellery.
The sun represents the male principle in most traditions but was female in Germany, Japan and for many tribes in the Celtic world, Africa, Native America, Oceania and New Zealand. Like some other peoples, the Chinese symbolised the destructive elements of solar power in a myth about how too many suns - ten! - made the earth too hot. The divine archer Yi had then to kill nine of them to restore the cosmic balance.