Jewelry Polishing & Rhodium Finish

Let our goldsmiths polish and refinish your dull, worn or scratched jewelry to give it that new look again. Jewelry purchased from Bella Cosa Jewelers comes with a free polishing and rhodium plating (for white gold jewelry) up to one time per year, for as long as you own it.

What's rhodium plating and why do I need to have my jewelry rhodium plated?
As you may already know, white gold is made primarily of yellow gold along with a mix of durable white metals. It is often plated with the element rhodium, in order to create a dazzling white appearance. Rhodium is a rare, hard, corrosion-resistant and chemically inert transition metal. Rhodium plating is standard for white gold jewelry and gives the item a pure white brilliance and luster. Rhodium plating is not permanent. In time, the plating tends to wear thin, showing the natural color of the white gold beneath. Vigorous cleaning of the ring (such as with a toothbrush) can accelerate the process. Therefore, we recommend having your white gold jewelry rhodium plated to bring back that new look again.

What's polishing and why do I need it?
The process of polishing uses a high-speed buffing wheel to remove small scratches on the surface of the jewelry, creating a high shine finish. An item has to be polished before it can be rhodium plated.

How often do I need polishing and rhodium plating?
This depends upon your usage of the jewelry. If you aren't wearing your jewelry much, polishing and rhodium plating may not be required for years. However, for engagement rings and wedding bands that are used quite often, we recommend that you bring them in for a polishing and rhodium plating every six months.

How much does it cost to polish and rhodium plate my jewelry?
In order to give you an accurate price quote, we will need to take a look at the jewelry piece first. The cost of polishing and rhodium plating depends on the metal, item type, number of stones, etc.


Offers on-site jewelry polishing and rhodium plating services. With two retail locations in Willowbrook, IL and Wilmette, IL, we proudly serve Chicago, Hinsdale, La Grange, Darien, Burr Ridge, Naperville, Westmont, Downers Grove, Homer Glen, Bolingbrook, Clarendon Hills, La Grange Park, Lisle, Mokena, Naperville, Oak Brook, Romeoville, Westchester, Western Springs, Willow Springs, Woodridge, Countryside, Willowbrook, Lockport, Orland Park, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Glenview, Evanston, North Shore, Skokie, Highland Park, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Niles, Park Ridge, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Northbrook, and the surrounding areas.