Post # 1
Do any of you have a 14k white gold ring? I have one, but I am concerned about yellowing. How long did it take for yours to start yellowing and what did you do about it? Also, did you get your wedding band in white gold also, or did you switch to a different metal? Thanks!
Post # 3
@recentlyengaged: my engagement ring is white gold and so is the wedding band. I have been wearing a white gold birthstone ring every day for the past 10 years, and have been far from gentle with it, and it’s still all white and shiny, no discoloration at all.
My grandmother’s rings that I have are also white gold, and were reset in 1977, and no discoloration at all either.
Post # 4
How fast the rhodium plating wears off depends partly on your body chemistry. Some people’s rings wear faster than others, but if I were to pick an average, I would say it takes around 6 months to notice the yellowing.
My grandmother’s ring from the 1950’s had never needed to be replated. I think they used a lot more nickel back then in rings, but they don’t anymore because of allergies.
Post # 5
I’ve worn my 14 kt rhodium-plated ering for the past 1 1/2 years, and just had it re-plated. I hadn’t noticed a big change until I was shopping for wedding bands, and the jeweler said he would re-plate it for free if we chose to get my band from them. After that, I had to rush right out to the jeweler where we purchased my ring and have it re-plated (lifetime warranty)! LOL
Post # 6
@country chic: +1
White gold does not get along with my body chemistry. I could wear a ring for about 1 month or 2 and it already turns a bit yellow. This is why I recently switched to yellow gold. Too much maintenance for me.
Post # 7
Here are pics of my 14k white gold rings before and after dipping:
White Gold Ring Rhodium Plating Before and After Pics
Post # 8
@recentlyengaged: White gold yellows on me pretty quickly, as PP said it depends on your body chemistry. But you definitely have to order the wedding band in the same metal. If they are different metals they will wear and rub against each other over time and you’ll lose metal!
Post # 9
I have two. One I’ve only had for a year and the other I’ve had less than two months. Both are still perfectly white. The older one needs to be cleaned, but not redipped.