Rhodium is one of the rarest and most valuable precious metals of the platinum group, discovered at the beginning of the 19th century and named “rose” in translation from ancient Greek. The scientist, who first discovered rhodium, managed to isolate bright pink powder in native platinum solution, which was transformed into a heavy metal of silver color. And since the amount of rhodium in platinum was minimal and was calculated only in fractions of a percent, this metal became one of the rarest, most valuable and unattainable. No wonder that the price of rhodium was several times higher and still exceeds the price of gold.
If you compare rhodium with other metals of the platinum group, you will notice that it has more vibrant bright color, special lustre and long-lasting durable strength. It does not oxidize when interacting with oxygen, moisture-resistant and is extremely tamperproof. That is why rhodium is often used as coating for many gold and silver ware.