'Dipping' or Rhodium Plating Trivia
1. The price of rhodium was $9,746 per ounce in June 2008 when the bubble burst. How low did it go and how fast?
Answer: It went to $1,022 in December 2008, a drop of 90% in six months!
2. Rhodium had its moment of fame in 1979 when history’s best selling musician received a rhodium plated disc?
Answer: Paul McCartney received the rhodium plated disc from the Guinness Book of World Records to celebrate being history’s best selling recording artist and songwriter.
3. Rhodium is used for shiny things, like jewelry and ______?
Answer: Rhodium is very reflective, and is used as a finish for jewelry and mirrors. It’s also used for search lights and in aircraft engines.
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