Didn't quite know where to post this, but here goes....
A few months ago, I had a sapphire ring of mine that's set in 18 kt white gold sized down by a local jeweler.
When I picked it up, the charge was $30-something, which was about twice what I expected to pay to have a ring sized (sized down by only 1/2 size). The reason, they said, is that they had to replate the ring in rhodium.
The ring looks fine-- it's an antique reproduction, 3 sapphires set in rather elaborate filigree (an inexpensive eBay find, but I quite like it), and there seems to be no harm done by the replating.
But I wondered whether this was standard? If not, is it bad that they replated my ring? Will it wear off over time, and look bad? I know I have a sterling silver item or two that's rhodium-plated, but I didn't know that WG was also treated this way.
And also, back to the cleaning question from earlier-- I'm loving the vinegar cleaning method for my diamonds. Can I use it for this rhodium plating? Anyone know?
Thanks to you all, founts of jewelry knowledge that you are!