Whether you need to refresh the rhodium plating on your engagement ring, or you want to add some color to an older brooch with some new gold plating, our experts are here to help. We can plate an item in just about any color you'd like thanks to the excellent high-tech tools we have at our disposal, and we'll return your item to you looking as good as the day you bought it.
Each item of jewelry is unique, and in order to give your piece the best possible care, we take all of its particular features into account as we work on it. For each gold or rhodium plating project, however, we do follow the same general steps.
As you may already know if you have any white gold jewelry, white gold is almost always plated with rhodium to give it a bright white color. Rhodium plating may be used on other colors of gold as well. But no matter what type of metal is underneath, the rhodium will eventually wear away, especially in the spots that are subject to the most friction.
This is especially true of rings, which are constantly in contact with your skin and other elements in the environment. Fortunately, applying a new layer of rhodium plating is a quick and easy process for our professional craftsmen, and we'll quickly have your rings or other pieces sparkling white again.
Gold plating is also appropriate when an older layer of plating is wearing thin, but it can give you the freedom to change the color of a piece as well. For instance, if you have an old yellow gold ring that you like the design of but you prefer a different color, we can take care of that for you.
We use only the latest technological tools in our work, and that gives us the ability to restore the shine or adjust the color to all kinds of fine jewelry. We can work on your antique pendant or your new custom made engagement ring, and the results will be equally stunning. Our experts also have extensive knowledge of the industry, and so can advise you about the best way to get your piece looking just the way you want it.
After my mom passed away a few months ago, I inherited the diamond from her engagement ring. It is a beautiful old stone that has been in our family for generations. It is very sentimental, and I knew wanted to make a custom ring so I could wear it. My first attempt with a custom jeweler many years ago had been terrible, so I painstakingly researched custom jewelers and decided to call Joseph Jewelry (which conveniently, is only about 20 minutes from where I live). From my very first conversation with Andrea, I knew I was in great hands. I stopped by the store a few days after this initial conversation and I was able meet Andrea and show her images of the design I had in mind. (I'll just add that Andrea was able to get me a quote for the ring that day, which was very competitive. It took another jeweler almost two weeks to provide me with a quote for the same project.) Before I had even gotten home, I had a message from Bonnie, my amazing designer, saying she was looking forward to working with me on the ring. Within days, Bonnie had created a 3D proof. She patiently worked with me as I made little tweaks to get the design just the way I wanted. Following my approval of the proofs and before the ring was cast, I was able to see the ring in wax form (a step I absolutely loved). While Bonnie worked with me on the design, Andrea did a stellar job finding matching diamonds to compliment my stone. We went through a few different ideas with these diamonds (from size to color). At one point, Andrea and Bonnie had me come in to the store to look a few options. We set various sized/colored diamonds in my mold to see how they looked together, took them outside to see how looked in natural light... Bottom line, Andrea and Bonnie did everything they could to make sure this ring was absolutely perfect and exactly what I wanted. They knew it was a very special and important piece of jewelry they were helping me to create, and I'm sure they treat all of their customer's projects the same way. Once my ring was finished, I had the pleasure of working with Mike to ship the ring from Washington state to New Jersey (it had always been our plan to do this). I have to admit, I was nervous shipping my brand new diamond ring across the country, but the process was flawless. The ring shipped UPS 2-day, and I picked it up at the UPS Customer Center that Mike kindly helped me find. My experience with Joseph Jewelry was really quite exceptional! Their customer service is up there with the best I have ever experienced. And my new ring is everything I could have hoped for. I absolutely love it, and I know my mom would have, too. I have a few more custom jewelers projects I would like to do, and I can't wait to work with the team at Joseph Jewelry again in the near future.