The 18k Gold that is used in Judith Ripka jewelry is celedon or green gold, a color which is derived by a special proprietary formula created by Judith Ripka. Judith created her exclusive 18k celadon gold – using a secret alloy mixed with yellow gold – for her 18k Collection. She chose celadon gold because the look is softer and complements most skin tones.
Our Sterling Silver is Rhodium plated. Rhodium is a derivative of platinum and is often used to plate Sterling Silver as well as White Gold. The pieces in our 18k Couture White Gold Collection and our Silver Collection are plated with a very thin layer of Rhodium to prevent tarnishing, scratching and discoloration, while retaining the jewelry’s natural luster and shine.