The Dark Side: Jewels in Black Rhodium

Eight styles with a flair for the dramatic

Take even the most ordinary, basic jewelry design—it’s instantly elevated by adding black rhodium. The design takes on an air of mystery, enveloped with a bold new attitude that beckons to you. Black rhodium is totally transformative: Compare two of the exact same jewelry designs—one in, say, yellow gold, the other, black—and it’s amazing what a difference black rhodium makes. Certainly it depends on the customer, what finish they’d prefer (it’s true that the dark, dramatic look isn’t for everyone), but you can bet those who prefer it really love it. Here are eight of my recent favorites.

Yoko London opal and pearl earrings | JCK On Your Market

Feronia earrings in 18k black and white gold with 13 mm–14 mm South Sea pearls, 17.98 cts. t.w. opals, and 6.91 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Yoko London


Jack Kelege diamond pendant | JCK On Your Market

Pendant in 18k white gold and black rhodium with 0.7 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,950; Jack Kelége


Supreme Jewelry pave diamond hoop earrings | JCK On Your Market

Pavé hoop earrings in 18k black rhodium with diamonds, $26,650; Supreme Jewelry


Graziela Gems star lariat necklace | JCK On Your Market

Starburst Y-necklace in 14k dark rhodium with 0.45 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,950; Graziela Gems


Dana Rebecca Designs Julianne Himiko star earrings | JCK On Your Market

Julianne Himiko star earrings in 14k black rhodium with 0.11 ct. t.w. diamonds, $440; Dana Rebecca Designs



Dana Bronfman Holly hoop earrings | JCK On Your Market

Holly hoop earrings in black rhodium-plated sterling silver with 0.1 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,195; Dana Bronfman


Jane Taylor Jewelry blue topaz earrings | JCK On Your Market

Cirque Petite stud earrings in 14k ruthenium-plated white gold with London blue topaz and 0.07 ct. t.w. diamonds, $740; Jane Taylor Jewelry

Sutra earrings | JCK On Your Market

Gothic hoop earrings in 18k blackened gold with 10.6 cts. t.w. rose-cut and round diamonds, $18,000; Sutra

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