Battery Powered Rhodium Pen Plating Kit (UK and EU only)


You can purchase this kit as it is or if you wish, you can use it as a guide to put together your own bespoke kit. Click on the items in the list to see detailed product information.

£116.24 £109.74 + VAT

Battery Powered Plating Pen

£67.98 + VAT

Rhodium Pen Plating Solution (UK and EU only) - 10ml 


MPU Fine - 100ml 


2 x Fibre Nibs × 2

£1.38 + VAT / pc.

Fine Fibre Nib

£1.58 + VAT

Mini Contact Probe

£6.39 + VAT

Glass Jar - 10ml 


Pipettes - Medium 


Plastic Tweezers

£1.48 + VAT

Conductor Strips × 2 - Single 


Safety Glasses

£3.93 + VAT

Assorted Nitrile Gloves

£1.00 + VAT


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Rhodium plating claw settings for precious stones is now quick and very straightforward with this completely portable Battery Powered Rhodium Pen Plating Kit.

Orders outside UK and EU

The Battery Powered Rhodium Pen Plating Kit cannot be purchased and shipped outside the UK and the EU because it includes our Rhodium Pen Plating Solution, one of our range of plating solutions that are regulated for transport.

If you want to purchase and have this kit delivered outside the UK and the EU then you should substitute the Rhodium Pen Plating Solution with our Palladium Pen Plating Solution which, although darker than rhodium, is quite popular as an alternative to rhodium.


The nib on the left is our Fibre Nib and the one on the right is our Fine Fibre Nib. Each Rhodium Battery Powered Pen Plating Kit includes two fibre nibs specifically designed and manufactured for exclusive use with our plating pens. These nibs are the only ones you should use with our Rhodium Pen Plating Solution, but they can be used with our other pen plating solutions as well. The Fine Fibre Nib has been specifically developed for rhodium plating claw and pave settings. The conduction band on the Fine Fibre Nib ensures good conductivity, optimum plating performance and another advantage of the fine nib is that it absorbs less plating solution and is therefore more economic to use. For illustrated instructions on how to use the Battery Plating Pen, please click HERE for our Electroplating Manual. If you live outside the UK and EU, you could replace the rhodium pen plating solution with our Palladium Pen Plating Solution which can be shipped internationally.

The ultra fine fibre nib makes precision rhodium plating of claw settings much more accurate and straightforward.

The batteries are easy to replace, so you don’t have to throw away the unit when the batteries run out and buy a whole new kit. Please use 3 x AA batteries (high quality long life). When inserting your batteries make sure the end of the battery with the small contact goes in first (positive) with the large contact (negative) pressing up against the spring contact.

Battery powered plating pen

Features Used for
Takes three size AAA batteries (we recommend Energiser Lithium) Greatly increased plating time – no need to keep changing the batteries
Long black lead Convenient plating – no need to keep moving the crocodile clip
Platinum coated tip Improved plating performance
Tight fitting top Protects the end of the pen during storage and carrying

Rhodium Pen Plating Solution

Features Applications Method
  • Highly reflective and corrosion resistant- white lustrous appearance
  • Hardest precious metal
  • Rhodium concentration: 25 gms per litre
  • Plating over white gold alloy (typically 75% gold with balance palladium, platinum or silver) to give a brilliant white finish
  • Non-tarnish coating for silver
  • Plate at no lower than 25 degrees centigrade.
  • Use only our Fibre Nibs


How to set up your Battery Powered Plating Pen from new

Our Battery Operated Plating Pen Kit comes with all of the items you need to get started gold and silver pen plating a wide range of small items. The pen is shipped with the batteries separate to the pen, so you'll need to insert them in the right order to get plating. Below is a guide to help you set up your pen correctly, so that you get the best plating results right from the start.

1. Setting up your pen from new

Your pen will arrive with the three necessary batteries separate to the pen.

2. Unscrewing the battery cover

To insert the three batteries, unscrew and remove the battery cover.

3. Inserting the batteries

Put all three batteries in, positive end (plus sign +) first.

4. Repacing battery cover

Screw the battery cover back on.

5. Removing the lid

Remove the lid from the electrode.

6. Inserting a nib

Position one of the nibs, which comes with the Battery Pen Plating Kit, in the end of the electrode.

7. Checking for contact

Make sure that the bottom of the nib is in full contact with the electrode.

8. Gripping conductor strip

Grip the conductor strip in the jaws of the crocodile clip. The pen is now ready for use. For guidance with using your battery pen, please click HERE and for help with maintaining your battery pen once you have started using it, please click HERE.

Some items are regulated for transport and can only be delivered to destinations in the UK and countries within the EU. Alternative or substitute products are detailed in the ‘Description’ tab of this tabbed panel or under Related Items below this tabbed panel.
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