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Tell Us About... Why Cleaning? a surface that guards against scratches and also gives a reflec­ Dirt can easily accumulate in rings, especially if the design is intricate. Our Jewelers will clean the dirt from hard to reach places, which cannot be easily reached at home. The dirt that accumulates in the rings can cause further friction which increases the rate of wear and tear. In addition, dirt can also hide any defects which may cause problems in the future if gone undetected. tive white appearance. It is most commonly found on white gold jewelry, but can also be used on silver and other materi­ als. Rhodium plating can also be referred to as rhodium wash­ ing or rhodium dip. Rhodium increases shine, luster and dura­ bility. Additionally, it will make your jewelry more resistant to scratches. Because it is just plating, it will wear off over time. Depending on how often you wear the piece of jewelry, and how much wear and tear it gets, it may need to be re­applied Why Polishing? every 6 months. Polishing is mainly for aesthetic purposes and can have your wedding or engagement ring looking like new. Once the ring is checked and cleaned, it is polished based on the discretion of the customer. Polishing for gold or silver plated rings should also be avoided since the plate may be removed as a result of the polishing. If a plated ring is polished, it will have to be recoated, which can incur more expenses. How Often Should You Get Your Wedding and Engagement Rings Inspected? We clean and inspect rings daily. On Wedding Ring Wednesday, we add the services of polishing and rhodium plating of wedding and engagement rings for free. Our Jewelers will ensure that the value of your ring doesn’t go down. If the Why Rhodium Plating (White gold rings)? ring is of sentimental value as well, the jewelry inspection Rhodium is a precious metal that is in the family of platinum. will make sure that no damage comes to it, ensuring longevity For rhodium plated jewelry, it involves plating the jewelry with and beauty. facebook.com/massilawfirm