Laurence Ian Jewellery

Jewellery Cleaning

Bring back your jewellery’s shine and sparkle with our expert ring cleaning and ring polishing service.

Day to day activities such as housework and gardening can take its toll on your rings and bracelets. In particular, jewellery containing stones can need cleaning because dirt gets caught around the stone and is tricky to remove yourself. Jewellery can get scratched and scuffed from everyday wear, but it can be easily be buffed back to a smooth shine.

Proper care will mean your jewellery can look good for a lifetime. You can be sure I will respect your jewellery and take care of it while giving it a new lease of life. My cleaning, buffing and polishing processes are completely safe for your treasured jewellery.
If you have a white gold ring to be re-plated or cleaned, try my rhodium plating service.

Servicing your jewellery regularly is key to keeping it looking good and most importantly structurally sound. I offer a full range of services from my Radlett jewellery workshop

Rhodium Plating

Has your white gold jewellery lost its shine? Bring it back to life with Rhodium Plating.

Rhodium plating is a highly reflective white surface which gives a brilliant shine. Over time this surface may become dull and wear away. I can restore your jewellery to look like new again – rhodium re-plating gives your white gold jewellery a mirror-shine finish.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the rhodium re-plating last on my ring?

This depends on how often you wear your jewellery. The rhodium plating will wear away with contact and exposure to elements such as the oils on your skin, washing up liquid and moisturiser.  I recommend you remove your jewellery when doing dishes and housework to protect your rings.

Can you turn yellow gold ring into a white gold ring?

I can do this but it is not a permanent fix and will wear off in time, so the rhodium will need to be applied to keep the white finish.  If you decide you don’t like the jewellery in its new white gold appearance the rhodium plating on yellow gold can be delicately removed.

What Is Rhodium Plating?

Rhodium is a rare metal which is related to the platinum family. It is much rarer and more expensive than gold and is known for having a white, mirror like finish. There are many interesting and valuable properties that rhodium possesses, such as: it’s durability, sparkling appearance and anti-allergic nature. Due to the rareness, expensiveness and brittleness of rhodium it isn’t feasible to make jewellery out of it. It’s common to instead plate white gold jewellery with rhodium which makes it look incredibly shiny.

How Is Jewellery Rhodium Plated?

Over time white gold jewellery becomes dull and unattractive to look at. Having your ring rhodium plated adds to the aesthetics whilst providing a degree of protection to the jewellery. If your ring has diamonds having it plated with rhodium will have the advantage of making the diamonds looks bigger. A very thin layer of rhodium is applied to your ring during the plating process (generally only a few microns thick). The shiny new coating will last between 6 – 12 months depending on your daily activities and how often you wear the jewellery.