Rhodium-Plated Amethyst Necklaces and Pendants
Fashion jewellery that features metal plating, such as rose gold-plated amethyst necklaces and pendants and other styles, can be more economical for collectors than pieces with 100 per cent mineral compositions. In particular, rhodium-plated amethyst necklaces and pendants are favourites with fans of fashion jewellery because the silvery-white hue of rhodium complements many colours, and some collectors laud amethysts for its reputed health properties. Stunning rhodium-plated amethyst necklaces and pendants make excellent gifts for family and friends as well.Rhodium Plating
Plated jewellery that features precious metals and minerals, including yellow gold-plated amethyst necklaces and pendants, are a great gift to mark special occasions or expand a jewellery collection. Moreover, they are sought after by many jewellery fans who want beautiful pieces but are on a budget. Rhodium resembles the luxe metal platinum and is often strong enough to withstand tarnish and scratches. Necklaces and pendants featuring rhodium plating often have white gold bases.Amethyst Accents
Calming yet radiant, amethyst is commonly featured in necklaces and pendants, particularly for recipients born in February who have the purple mineral as their birthstone. Manganese and iron compound impurities give these gemstones their distinctive deep purple hue. People who believe stones have health improving properties might look for necklaces and pendants with amethysts to improve blood circulation, regenerate the cells in their bodies and fight bacteria.Pendant Sizes
Rhodium-plating on a necklace pendant may look lovely, and different sizes can create various looks. Large pendants with shiny amethyst accents draw a viewer's eye, making the piece an outfit focal point. Small rhodium-plated ones may look best on delicate necklace chains and make an elegant fashion statement.Jewellery Care
It is important to keep rhodium-plated necklaces and pendants sparkling, so cleaning the jewellery pieces requires special attention. Keep in mind chemicals, ammonia and abrasives can damage rhodium-plating. It is a good idea to gently clean these pieces with a diamond and gem microfibre cloth, which is safe to use on rhodium-plating and amethyst gemstones.