RHODIUM PLATED SILVER CUT OUT LEAVES DISC PENDANT
This Sterling Silver disc pendant features a lovely cut-out leaf, which can be worn facing either way around, it doesn't have any other markings. This pretty pendant arrives gift-boxed.
This listing is for the pendant only; if you require a chain also I recommend this one. A matching pair of drop earrings are also available, and this same design in Gold Vermeil.
Leaves have symbolic meaning in many traditional and ancient cultures. Leaves symbolise life, rebirth, hope and renewal, as well as growth and fertility. A Chinese emblem of happiness. Leaves often symbolise countless human lives - and their brevity.
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.