Fabulous Sterling Silver Bangle with approximately 77 CZ gemstones. This has been plated with rhodium (see below) to maintain a tarnish-free look. Looks and feels like white gold and diamonds (I won't tell! ;). The hinged bangle opens and closes on the side.
Will fit up to a 6.5" wrist.
Rhodium is a white-colored precious metal that is used in many fine jewelry selections. It is 10-25 times more expensive than gold and is a member of the platinum family. The vast majority of white gold jewelry is rhodium-plated to protect the metal (rhodium is extremely hard and durable) and to keep white gold shiny, lustrous and white (did you know white gold is actually yellow-tinged and not purely white?). Rhodium is also hypoallergenic and does not tarnish. Because of this sterling silver jewelry is sometimes plated with rhodium as well, such as with this piece. Rhodium plating can wear off over time, but can be replated with rhodium at most fine jewelry stores. As with any metal jewelry, do not expose this piece to harsh chemicals, chlorine or perfumes and hair sprays.