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.
There are many words that come to mind when I think about my experience at Joseph Jewelry, such as AMAZING, OUTSTANDING, EXCELLENT, HONEST, QUALITY, BEAUTIFUL, and GREAT (just to name a few). After several months of searching online and in several different jewelry stores, my fiance, Alex, and I stopped by Joseph Jewelry in Bellevue since we saw so many great reviews on Yelp. Now, I understand why they've earned every single one of their 5 stars. I would have given them 100 stars if I could! First, their customer service is absolutely outstanding and not pushy at all. The beautiful young lady that helped us, Pascale, was like an angel sent from jewelry heaven. She was very professional and listened to everything we wanted. We had originally just come into look for a groom's wedding band, since we had very little luck elsewhere. We were able to custom design his ring to exactly what he wanted without any hassle. We've looked everywhere to find something he liked without luck, so it was amazing to do a custom design. Although we weren't expecting to find a wedding band for me, I saw something in the case that I fell in love with, but I wanted a few tweaks. Pascale was amazing and helped me design the most perfect, beautiful ring of my dreams. She had great suggestions that I really felt enhanced the look of the ring. A-freaking-MAZING! Secondly, they have a very cool and modern method of communication during the design process where you can communicate directly with the designer through the Joseph Jewelry website. They can show you 3D renderings of your designed ring and can even mock up a 3D printed model for you to hold, feel and look at. They will not start manufacturing the ring until you love every piece of it! We had the pleasure of working with Bonnie and she was incredible. We communicated small tweaks we wanted to the design and she was able to deliver! She had all the details down to a T. Lastly, and I'm sure most importantly to many, in addition to the incredible customer service, the prices of the pieces at Joseph's is very, very fair. I felt like they were truly willing to work with us and our budget. There were many options and alternatives they provided us to ensure that we got what we wanted without breaking the bank. I will happy recommend Joseph Jewelry to everyone I know and I will personally be back for more pieces. Thank you Joseph, Pascale, Bonnie and the JJ team for your kind help. We love our rings. Alex and I look forward to wearing our rings forever and are happy in knowing that there was some serious quality craftsman ship that went into making them. If you visit Joseph Jewelry, please find Pascale and give her a huge hug for me--"hug it out!"