Announcing our Rhodium Replacement - New White Bronze ~
Early this year the scarcity and resulting price spikes forced us to accept the reality that Rhodium plate could not be a part of our future and we have been working hard to find a worthy replacement. After months of working closely with our vendor partner, we are excited to let you know that we have inventory of our new White Bronze plated components ready for your jewelry making!
Rhodium has been a key part of our lineup since TierraCast was founded. This non-tarnishing alternative to our fine silver plate worked wonderfully for components needing a non-antiqued bright silver finish. Replacing it and integrating an alternative into our current stock has been no small task! Here's how our White Bronze compares:
- Less expensive than Rhodium.
- Tarnish resistant and durable – actually, wear tests showed that the White Bronze plate wore equal to our Rhodium plate.
- Looks virtually the same so can be used side by side with Rhodium – We conducted blind tests and could not detect any visible difference between the two finishes.
- As with Rhodium, this finish does not currently pass the EU Nickel wear standards.
is White Bronze?
White Bronze is a tri-metal alloy of tin, copper and zinc. Initially the chemical plating processes of white bronze were difficult to control, but over the past two decades techniques have improved and white bronze has become a consistent, high performing and economically attractive alloy option.
SEE ALL OUR WHITE BRONZE FINISH PARTS HERE
We know that our Rhodium fans will love this new finish. See below for inspiration projects!