Bees with white gold – how long until you needed plating and what was the cost?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My rings are from 2 different places, I’ll have to pay $45 for 1 since the other is free under the plan. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve had my rings over 2 years and they’ll need rhodium plating soon since they’re looking not so shiny. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

After a year of wearing my e-ring, I took it in to get resized (lost weight) and the guy asked if I was ready for my plating. I felt it was too soon and had it cleaned instead. I was wondering the length of time as well. I just didn’t want to get it plated before I got married because I felt it was too soon. I will probably wait until it’s been at least 2 years. After the cleaning, it looked beautiful but I can still see how much shinier my band is (still in the box). As for price, mine is included in the warrenty however, I hear $30-$60 is about average.

With that, I have become more conscious about my ring and I seem to take it off a lot more when I am home or washing my hands at work.  

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I prefer mine undipped. I’ve had them 2 years and havent dipped them once. When I got mine resized, they said they would redip it for free and I made sure they didnt.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

$45 is ok. My jeweler is $30 but keep in mind that zales will send out your ring where as a real jeweler will do it in house.  

Fyi its a yearly thing normally but ive heard of nurses doing it evey 6 months because of all the hand washing and Sanitizer Use. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Aquaria:  HAHA I didn’t know you are a nurse! But my mom is and we were talking about it once. A local jeweler should have it done in a day or so. I would go that route. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Ugh I like to get mine done at least once a year. After they do it, they look shiny, scratch free, and pure white like how I first got them! And my diamonds sparkle SOOO much more, than even if it had been cleaned. Redipping aids the sparkle so much more. Gorgeous! Shane Co does it for free, and they recommend about once a year. Too often isn’t good, but once a year is good they recommend.  I’m teacher, so I use a lot of sanitizer and hand washing so that probably wears it downa little faster too, like the nurses. 

Also, Shane Co does everything in house, so they get it back to me in two days. Very handy! I’ve done research though, and if anyone promises to replate in one day, while you’re waiting, they aren’t doing it right. Beware of that! It takes time!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would get mine redipped every month if I could, but I usually get them redipped at my 3-4 month inspections. It’s free under warranty and there’s also a closer jeweler who will do them for free.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I get mine redipped about once a year, and its free with my warrenty from Morgan Jewelers. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My FI got the lifetime plan at Michael Hill so I get free resizing and re-dipping for as long as I have them. I don’t plan on re-dipping my engagement ring until right before the wedding, and then probably only once a year after that?

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve been wearing my ring everyday since Dec 2012, and the top of mine doesn’t need replated.. the bottom part of the band needs done though. I think I’m going to wait until closer to the wedding, though.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I have 14K White Gold. Had it now for a year and a half. I get an inspection every 6 months. I haven’t had to get it dipped yet. I bought a plan with mine that it’s free dippings when I need it. I know the store charges $30 though, if you don’t have the plan. I wear my ering every day, I only take it off to shower.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve had my rings almost four years. I think I’ve had mine plated four times. Once before our wedding, once when I had them appraised, once when I had them resized, and once when I had to have the wedding band repaired. Unless I need to have something done to them, I probably won’t have them replated again. 

That price sounds about right.  If you are willing to pay a little more, asked them to double plate it. That means they do the process twice. It costs more, but it will last longer. 

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