Even though it was only discovered 200 years ago, rhodium has a dark, romantic look to it that calls back to centuries ago. It’s not a fact that you hear thrown around a lot, but this metal is the most expensive in the world (chemically, it’s a platinum metal). It’s also one of the most durable, which is why so many high-end jewels are plated in it. Despite its high shine, rhodium is pretty scratch resistant, giving your jewels the best warranty out there.
Loree Rodkin Wave 18-Karat Rhodium White Gold Diamond Earrings: Pull your hair into an updo and fasten on these chandeliers – with rhodium and diamonds, you’ll be wearing the world’s finest creations. On Net-a-Porter for $30,900.
Repossi Berbère Black Rhodium-Plated Ring: This three-layered ring is simple, but has an intriguing backstory – its design is based on that of African nomads. On Net-a-Porter for $470.
Kendra Scott Roni Logo Cuff Bracelet: Not all rhodium has to be uber-expensive. This intricate cuff would love divine with even the priciest evening gown. At Neiman Marcus for $150.
Deborah Pangani Rose Quartz & Grey Diamond Spiked Link Bracelet: If you’ve ever wanted to capture the sun, look no further – this bracelet is decorated in rose quartz pieces, each surrounded by a sun-like flare of pave diamonds. At Barneys New York for $7,560.
Sara Weinstock Diamond & Black Rhodium Moon Pendant Necklace: If you prefer night light, Sara Weinstock’s half-moon pendant necklace can give you just as much diamond shine. At Barneys New York for $4,900.